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After playoff loss, Simpson favored at RSM

by Will Gray
Updated On: November 16, 2020, 8:29 pm ET

One year after coming up just short, Webb Simpson is favored to get over the finish line this week at the RSM Classic.

The PGA Tour remains in Georgia for the second straight week, as the scene shifts from Augusta to Sea Island for the year's penultimate event. While most years this shapes up as a sleepy tournament with players thinking about Thanksgiving turkey, the field this week has a decidedly different look as it follows the Masters.

Notables Europeans like Tyrrell Hatton, Shane Lowry, Justin Rose and Tommy Fleetwood are making their tournament debuts, while Jason Day and Louis Oosthuizen both return after lengthy respites, contributing to the strongest field in the event's 11-year history.

But they're all starting the week behind Simpson, who lost last year to Tyler Duncan in a playoff. He also lost in overtime at Sea Island in 2011 and is listed as a +1000 favorite according to oddsmakers at PointsBet Sportsbook. Hatton is next, having missed the cut at the Masters, followed by Augusta National runner-up Sungjae Im.

Here's a look at some of the notable odds for the RSM, where five out of the last six champions have made this their first career win on Tour:

+1000: Webb Simpson

+1800: Tyrrell Hatton

+2000: Sungjae Im

+2200: Tommy Fleetwood

+2500: Russell Henley

+2900: Matthew Fitzpatrick, Harris English

+3000: Jason Day, Louis Oosthuizen

+3400: Joaquin Niemann

+3500: Shane Lowry, Kevin Kisner, Sebastian Munoz

+4000: Corey Conners, Jason Kokrak, Brian Harman, Justin Rose

+5000: Ian Poulter

+6000: Zach Johnson, Dylan Frittelli, Mackenzie Hughes, Doc Redman, Talor Gooch

+6600: C.T. Pan, Sam Burns, Brendon Todd, Charles Howell III, Denny McCarthy

+7000: Lee Westwood, Austin Cook, Matt Wallace

+8000: Chez Reavie, Matt Kuchar, Alex Noren, Russell Knox, Andy Sullivan, Harold Varner III, Joel Dahmen, Sepp Straka, J.T. Poston, Aaron Wise

+10000: Stewart Cink, Charl Schwartzel, Bernd Wiesberger, Danny Willett, Kevin Streelman, Henrik Norlander, James Hahn, Adam Hadwin, Wyndham Clark, Cameron Davis, Maverick McNealy, Emiliano Grillo

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Will Gray

Will Gray joined Golf Channel in 2007 and currently serves as a staff writer for GolfChannel.com. Gray has been covering fantasy golf since 2012 and is a regular contributor to the Golf Central blog and covers several PGA Tour events each year. He's also a regular contributor to several digital properties on GolfChannel.com, including Stat Man, On the Clock, Fantasy Central, Grill Room and the Monday Scramble podcast.