The Houston Open ended, The PGA Tour remains in the southern United States, and travels to Georgia for an annual date with the RSM Classic on Saint Simon’s Island. Last season, it was Robert Streep who won the playoff against the true specialist in this tournament, Kevin Kesner, already the winner of this event and 5 times in the top ten. Kissner will be among the favorites again this year, having also earned the lowest score on the course, or perhaps better to be mentioned on the courses. The big advantage of this tournament is in fact that the first two rounds are played on two different tracks, Plantation Stadium and Seaside Stadium which then hosts the third and fourth rounds.
Although some of the biggest stars on the international scene take part in the contemporary DP World Tour, the grand finale of the European Tour, the RSM Classic is a highly respected arena. The names of South African Louis Oosthuizen and American Harris English, respectively No. 9 and 12 of the World Order of Merit, immediately catch the eye. Among the great heroes, we will surely find other two stars and streaks like golfers Scotty Scheffler, fresh from second place in Texas and Webb Simpson, twice in the event. It must also be kept under close observationCameron Smith of Australia, Joaquin Neiman of Chile, Cory Conners of Canada and Alex Noren of Sweden.
The Seaside Course is located on the Sea Island Golf Course, covering 7,055 yards. Redesigned by Tom Fazio in 1999, the course is somewhat of a “classic” course, where a large distance from the tee is not necessarily required, and in which better accuracy is also preferred due to the many water obstacles in the many holes. The green plants are very generous and easy to come by on paper, but because they are located just a few meters from the Atlantic Ocean, the wind trap is always close by.
Plantation Stadium is PAR 72 of 7,060 yards. Very short road but left. However, extremely low scores must be allowed Although there are water hazards in half of the holes, greens are less abundant than at the seashore.
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