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Yahoo Golf Talk: The RSM Classic

by Josh Culp
Updated On: November 18, 2020, 5:08 pm ET

Getting golfers through the cut line is the name of the game when it comes to building a DFS roster. 

Upside needs to be considered but upside is pointless if a couple of your golfers slam their trunks early. 

That task of getting 6-of-6 into the weekend will be tough this week with a full field of 156 golfers. With 65 and ties being the cut rule, that means as few as 42% could make it through if it fell right on the number. 

Looking at the venue this week, golfers will see bermudagrass greens and historically Sea Island Resort has favored precision over power. Let's look at some stats over the last few years to see what golfers might like that style. 

Bermudagrass Putting

After some soft yet speedy bentgrass greens at Augusta National, we are back on bermuda for The RSM Classic. 

These golfers have the best strokes gained putting stats on bermuda greens, over the last two years: 

Denny McCarthy
Kristoffer Ventura
Maverick McNealy
Andrew Putnam
Webb Simpson
Harris English
Brendon Todd
Beau Hossler
Kevin Kisner
Ian Poulter
Matt Kuchar
J.T. Poston
Wyndham Clark
Brandt Snedeker
Peter Malnati

Kevin Kisner ($35): It's nice when the stats match up with golfer speak. Here is what Kisner said about the course back in 2017, "I lived here for a year after college and played exclusively out here and a number of SEC championships on the Seaside course, so I feel really comfortable with the different shots and around the greens and understanding the golf course. " 


Driving Accuracy

The courses at Sea Island Resort are not long. The fairways are generous and not tough to hit but big misses are punished. I guess it's no surprise to see this is one of the events where driving accuracy gets a big boost. 

Here are the most consistent fairway finders over the last two years. These golfers should like the courses this week a bit more than most TOUR stops as their accuracy gets rewarded. 

Chez Reavie
Ryan Armour
Brian Stuard
Brendon Todd
Tyler Duncan
Chris Baker
Henrik Norlander
Doc Redman
Vaughn Taylor
Andrew Landry
David Hearn
Jim Herman
Lee Westwood
Corey Conners
Henrik Stenson

Corey Conners ($33): If you want precision without sacrificing power then Conners is your man. He is the only name on this list that is also longer than the field average in more than 50 percent of his measured rounds. He arrives off a back-to-back top 10 at the Masters where he rallied over the final three days after a slow start. 

Hopefully these stats will give you some names to dive into when it comes to researching your final selections this week over at Yahoo! 

Josh Culp
Josh Culp joined Rotoworld in 2014. The DFS enthusiast from Iowa State can be found on Twitter @futureoffantasy.