Webb Simpson headlines the last tournament of 2019
The 2019 RSM Classic is set for Nov. 21-24 at Sea Island Resort (Seaside) in Sea Island, Ga. That means it's time to pick your optimal DraftKings fantasy golf lineup. Fortunately, our fantasy golf experts are ready to help.
Here's what our best 2019 RSM Classic lineup looks like in this week's golfer predictions:
Webb Simpson ($11,600)
Simpson's the most expensive player on the board, but you gotta spend money to make it. He's the highest-ranked player in the field (No. 12 in the World Golf Ranking), and he finished solo third here last year, shooting 63-65 on the weekend to finish a shot out of a playoff. You could argue that Webb's the most sneaky-consistent guy on Tour; he's missed one cut in his last 31 outings, with 10 top 10s in that span. Last season, he ranked 20th in SG: Tee-to-Green and 11th in SG: Putting. We like that combination.
Zach Johnson ($9,000)
ZJ is one of many Tour regulars who live in the Sea Island area, and there's something to be said for sleeping in your own bed. It's been a struggle for Zach since he won the 2015 Open, but it's worth noting that his last top 10 anywhere came at last year's RSM (T7). Shockingly, his putter has been the culprit in his poor play. Just a normal ZJ-style week on the greens could get him in contention, and he's overdue for such a week.
Austin Cook ($7,800)
This week, we're loading the starting gate with a bunch of course horses, and Cook's in that category with a win here two years ago, followed by a T11 last year. Recently, a T14 at the Greenbrier and a T17 in Houston stand out amid a bunch of MCs.
Chris Kirk ($7,600)
Last week, Kirk made his well-publicized return to competitive golf after taking time off to battle alcoholism, and he posted a more-than-respectable T33 at Mayakoba. We look for the Georgia resident to continue writing his redemption story with another strong week. His last six showings at the RSM include a win and a pair of T4s.
Patrick Rodgers ($7,000)
Attention, bargain shoppers: Rodgers laid waste to Sea Island on the weekend in 2018, posting an eye-popping 61-62 Saturday-Sunday before falling to Charles Howell III in a playoff. Not much else to recommend him, but at this price, it's enough for us.
Luke List ($6,900)
Luke's another course horse play after a T4 here last year, when he shot 63-65 on the weekend to finish two shots out of the playoff. List's last top 10 came in a major — the 2019 PGA (solo 6th) — but he showed signs of life with a T13 at the Shriners a few weeks ago.