RSM Classic 2021: Form stats for this week's PGA Tour event at Sea Island Resort

The Seaside Course at Sea Island Resort in Georgia
The Seaside Course will be making its 12th appearance on the PGA Tour schedule

This week's event takes place over two courses at Sea Island Resort. Words and stats supplied by Andy Swales...

"He (Kisner) won the Wyndham Championship in August and has an ideal game for courses where accuracy and touch are valued more than sheer power. Russell Henley also belongs in this category."

The curtain comes down on the FedEx Cup year this weekend, when the PGA Tour tees-up at Sea Island in Georgia for the 12th time.

When the final putt drops this Sunday afternoon at The RSM Classic, the FedEx Cup rollercoaster will take a six-week break before re-emerging in Hawaii in early January.

The tournament will once again be staged over two courses at Sea Island Resort, which was built on low-lying land close to the Atlantic coast.

Between 2010 and 2014, Sea Island's Seaside Course was the sole venue for this event, before the nearby Plantation layout was added to the itinerary six years ago.

During the opening two days, golfers' will play one round at each course, before Seaside takes over for the final 36 holes.

On the tee

Take one glance at the list of competitors, and you'll discover there is a definite end-of-year feel to this week's event.

Just two members of the world's top-15 are taking part, while the list of former champions at Sea Island is hardly the stuff of legends.

This week's field is certainly mediocre, although a handful of players do standout.

World No 37 Kevin Kisner should be among the front-runners in Georgia.

The 37-year-old from South Carolina is a former champion at Seaside, where he has also posted four other top-seven finishes.

He won the Wyndham Championship in August and has an ideal game for courses where accuracy and touch are valued more than sheer power.

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Russell Henley also belongs in this category, with the 32-year-old from Georgia arriving at Sea Island on the back of a tied-seventh finish in Houston.

Defending RSM Classic champion Robert Streb was also seventh on Sunday, while Webb Simpson will feel confident about ending his mediocre year with a flourish.

The former US Open champion has not stood on any PGA Tour podium for 15 months, but has enjoyed three such finishes at the Seaside Course.

Finally, world No 17 Scottie Scheffler tees-up again after narrowly failing to secure his maiden PGA Tour title at the weekend.

Scheffler is the third highest-ranked golfer in the field behind Louis Oosthuizen and local-resident Harris English.

Course details

Water is a huge threat on both layouts, with the surrounding marshland one of the most prominent features of Sea Island Resort.

The Plantation Course is more parkland than Seaside, with both venues located close to the southern tip of St Simons Island.

Seaside has a links feel, although its fairways are considerably more manicured than a typical British coastal venue.

Coastal breezes are particularly prevalent on Seaside where the greens are slightly larger than average, as well as quick.

Fairways are undulating and those who wish to perform well over Seaside will need to possess precision iron play, strong scrambling skills, as well as have good course management abilities.

Seaside started life as a nine-hole course and has been in existence since 1929, with architect Tom Fazio renovating the venue 22 years ago when it joined forces with the nine holes of nearby Marshside.

The slightly older Plantation layout was also originally nine holes and opened in the late 1920s, before Rees Jones was commissioned to make it 18 in 1998.

There is plenty of danger lurking just off the fairways on both Seaside and Plantation, with the latter offering up many sizeable creeks and lakes.

Just over two years ago, Davis Love was called in to give Plantation a complete overhaul, which included re-positioning some greens and even making a number of changes to its routing.

Over the six years that both courses have been involved in staging this tournament, the average winning total is 262.5, with not a single champion posting higher than 265 for 72 holes.

The city of Savannah is 60 miles to the north, while the Florida state border is around 55 miles to the south.

Twitter: Andy Swales@GolfStatsAlive

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Note: List Contains Leading Reserves

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Last 10 Weeks / Sea Island Form (2011/20)

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W46 W45 W44 W43 W42 W41 W40 W39 W38 W37
Louis Oosthuizen 38 14
Harris English Wd MC
Scottie Scheffler 2 4 38 MC
Cameron Smith 15 9
Jason Kokrak 1 54 MC
Webb Simpson 14 MC 30
Joaquin Niemann MC 5 28 45 40
Max Homa 35 72 1
Corey Conners 40 17
Kevin Kisner 54 MC
Adam Scott 54 5 35 14
Justin Rose 40 57 6
Stewart Cink MC 49 MC
Mackenzie Hughes 29 4 25 35
Talor Gooch 60 11 5 11 4
Brian Harman 54 MC 72 MC
Branden Grace MC 7 68 27 12 MC
Russell Henley 7 56 25 21
Alexander Noren 45 18 59 12 27
Kevin Streelman 50 MC 49 47 31
Matt Wallace MC MC 4 14 MC MC
Sebastian Munoz MC 4 49 MC MC MC
Cameron Davis MC 64 27 MC
Joel Dahmen 5 45 24 51
Keegan Bradley 70 7 32 MC
Chris Kirk 64 48 14 35
Emiliano Grillo MC 73 18 47 39 MC
Matt Jones MC 18 38 27
Seamus Power MC 11 12 21 MC
Jason Day 54 64
Jhonattan Vegas 26 MC 54 14
Brendan Steele 69 2 MC 17 42
Lanto Griffin 64 7 6 MC 66
Keith Mitchell 41 56 3 MC MC
Guillermo Pereira 29 MC 30 40 31 3
Brendon Todd 11 62 MC 22
Matt Kuchar 22 35 36
Rory Sabbatini MC 3 MC 50
Troy Merritt 15 28 MC 27 16
Lucas Glover 45 67 58
Aaron Rai 19 15 62 25 MC MC MC 14
Dylan Frittelli 19 MC 22 MC 39 MC
Harry Higgs 50 39 9 27 MC
Stephan Jaeger 35 MC 20 MC 26 MC
Taylor Moore MC 24 17 MC
Tom Hoge 46 56 17 32 14 MC 36
Cameron Young MC 2 MC
Adam Hadwin 56 46 6 45 MC
Robert Streb 7 62 9 27 MC
Patton Kizzire 56 64 MC MC 28
CT Pan MC 45 57 11 6
Kramer Hickok 4 MC 30 57 MC MC
Greyson Sigg MC 33 22 47 MC 30
Henrik Norlander 67 45 18 65 4
Adam Long 11 22 25 MC 29 MC
Hudson Swafford 35 33 32 56 MC MC
Andrew Putnam 41 64 39 11 MC 30
Adam Schenk 29 MC 28 3 MC 51
JT Poston MC MC MC MC MC
Matthias Schwab 35 51 15 MC 12
Hayden Buckley 71 8 4 MC
Michael Thompson 15 56 51 69
Chad Ramey MC 17 14 63 MC
David Lipsky MC MC MC 4 MC 22
Luke List 11 MC 7 MC 17 51
Zach Johnson 54 MC MC MC
Adam Svensson MC 45 22 MC MC 51
Andrew Landry MC 7 MC 4 MC
Richy Werenski 50 MC 47 MC
Patrick Rodgers MC 4 MC 6
Joseph Bramlett MC MC MC MC 58 42
Brandt Snedeker MC 56 MC MC MC
Chez Reavie 41 33 MC MC 28
Jim Herman 54 MC 42
Sepp Straka MC 33 51 66 MC MC MC
Scott Stallings 61 MC 5 MC MC 6
Danny Lee 7 2 MC
Charles Howell 33 47 MC
Brandon Hagy MC 51 54 56 58 MC
Scott Piercy 19 40 MC MC 11
Sam Ryder MC MC 7 MC 51 58
Taylor Pendrith MC MC 5 47 39 36
Hank Lebioda 15 MC MC MC MC
Doc Redman MC 45 75 MC 56 MC
Kurt Kitayama 65 45 MC MC
Kiradech Aphibarnrat 39 MC MC 2
Roger Sloan MC MC 71 MC 14 MC
Denny McCarthy 11 15 39 MC 17 MC
Brian Stuard 66 27 MC MC MC MC
Doug Ghim 27 66 40 58 MC
Mark Hubbard 22 44 16
Trey Mullinax MC MC 56 4 MC
David Skinns 34 MC 69
Wyndham Clark 41 25 56 MC 30
Matthew NeSmith 46 MC 48 14 MC 51
Peter Malnati MC MC 7 74 MC 51 22
Kyle Stanley MC MC 35 MC MC
Graeme McDowell MC MC 12 71 22 49
Nate Lashley MC MC 35 17 16
Kevin Tway 2 56 MC MC 30
Seth Reeves 57 MC 8 MC
Peter Uihlein MC 34 47
Ryan Armour 67 MC 51
Anirban Lahiri MC 40 MC 64 MC
Paul Barjon MC 39 42
Lee Hodges 46 71 27 45 MC
Russell Knox MC MC 12 MC 29 58
Joshua Creel MC MC
Camilo Villegas MC 34 35 MC
Brice Garnett 50 MC MC 56 MC
Chesson Hadley MC 62 27 45 MC
Max McGreevy 19 62 MC MC
Sung Kang Wd MC 48 32 27 65 47
Vincent Whaley 15 64 7 65 MC
Brandon Wu 34 MC MC MC
Bo Hoag MC MC
Nick Hardy MC 26 36
Jimmy Walker MC MC 24 45
Austin Cook MC 67 11
John Huh MC 15 63 MC
Andrew Novak 22 MC 58 MC
Bronson Burgoon 35 MC MC 16
JJ Spaun 46 27 7 35 68 MC
Austin Smotherman MC 66
Dylan Wu 46 MC 47
Nick Watney MC MC 46 56 2 30
Chase Seiffert 22 51
Curtis Thompson MC 7 MC MC MC
Davis Riley 29 MC 7 56 MC MC
Justin Lower 17 MC
Vaughn Taylor MC 58
Tyler McCumber MC 62 MC MC MC
Alex Smalley 15 12 47 31 MC
Jared Wolfe MC MC MC MC
Tyler Duncan 29 45 14 MC
Brett Drewitt 39 MC MC
Brian Gay MC MC 12 Wd MC
Sahith Theegala 61 74 MC 8 47
Cameron Percy MC 64
Ben Kohles 39 MC MC
Dawie van der Walt MC MC MC 22
Michael Gligic MC 66
Callum Tarren Dq MC MC
Luke Donald MC 46 53 27 MC
Scott Gutschewski 39 MC 51
Martin Trainer 5 MC MC MC MC MC
Bill Haas MC 45 52 72 MC MC
David Hearn 39 MC
Jonathan Byrd 20 MC
Ludvig Aberg 51
Kelly Kraft 29 Wd Wd MC MC
DJ Trahan MC
Chris Stroud 35 MC MC
Davis Thompson 35
Seung-Yul Noh 30 Wd MC MC
William McGirt MC 17 MC
Jonas Blixt MC 65 MC MC
Davis Love
Ben Crane 67
JP Griffin
Player `20 `19 `18 `17 `16 `15 `14 `13 `12 `11
Louis Oosthuizen MC 4
Harris English 6 MC 46 MC MC 25 MC 27 15
Scottie Scheffler 5
Cameron Smith
Jason Kokrak MC MC 45 MC 66 10 27
Webb Simpson 37 2 3 Wd 36 41 7 2
Joaquin Niemann 44 65
Max Homa MC MC MC
Corey Conners 10 23 37
Kevin Kisner 2 MC 7 4 MC 1 4 20 MC 26
Adam Scott
Justin Rose MC
Stewart Cink MC 43 MC 25 10 63 32 MC 64 MC
Mackenzie Hughes MC 65 MC MC 1
Talor Gooch MC 23 MC MC
Brian Harman MC 14 32 4 MC MC 41 10 27
Branden Grace 30
Russell Henley 30 MC MC 10 6 4 65
Alexander Noren 18 10
Kevin Streelman 54 MC MC 17 36 MC 6
Matt Wallace 37
Sebastian Munoz MC 3 MC MC
Cameron Davis MC MC
Joel Dahmen 50 MC 37 49 MC
Keegan Bradley 15
Chris Kirk 18 MC 46 4 MC 18 4 1 64 MC
Emiliano Grillo 18
Matt Jones 44 72 MC MC 51 MC
Seamus Power MC MC MC MC*
Jason Day 12 57
Jhonattan Vegas MC 25 MC
Brendan Steele MC MC 20
Lanto Griffin MC MC
Keith Mitchell 44 14 MC 54
Guillermo Pereira
Brendon Todd 37 4 54 MC* 48 16 MC
Matt Kuchar 37 MC 29 MC 25 22 7 20
Rory Sabbatini 12 53 MC 45 22 70 27
Troy Merritt MC 30 23 54 MC MC 67
Lucas Glover 23 11 36 9 MC* 40 15
Aaron Rai
Dylan Frittelli MC 35
Harry Higgs MC 35
Stephan Jaeger MC 29
Taylor Moore
Tom Hoge MC MC 37 25 MC 9 32
Cameron Young
Adam Hadwin MC 68 MC* 70
Robert Streb 1 MC 32 MC 57 25 1
Patton Kizzire 10 68 15 45 MC MC 54
CT Pan MC MC 13 6
Kramer Hickok 53 MC
Greyson Sigg MC 49
Henrik Norlander 5 54 54 2 MC
Adam Long 30 35 MC
Hudson Swafford MC MC 76 29 36 MC 12 MC
Andrew Putnam 37 MC 12
Adam Schenk 48 MC 23 MC
JT Poston MC 14 MC MC MC
Matthias Schwab
Hayden Buckley
Michael Thompson 68 MC 17 13 MC 66 10 3
Chad Ramey
David Lipsky
Luke List MC 53 4 13 MC
Zach Johnson 6 61 7 8 MC MC* MC 16 49 MC
Adam Svensson MC MC
Andrew Landry 4 MC 59 4 MC
Richy Werenski MC 15 MC MC
Patrick Rodgers MC MC 2 MC 10 44
Joseph Bramlett MC MC MC
Brandt Snedeker MC 29 45 MC 32
Chez Reavie MC 33 MC
Jim Herman 30 35 MC 54 13 18 MC MC 60
Sepp Straka 44 MC MC
Scott Stallings 63 35 MC 68 70 9 MC 15
Danny Lee MC MC 40 27
Charles Howell 30 MC 1 MC 13 9 MC* 27 7 32
Brandon Hagy MC 35 MC
Scott Piercy 18 17 63 MC
Sam Ryder MC MC MC 61
Taylor Pendrith
Hank Lebioda MC 30 32
Doc Redman MC 23
Kurt Kitayama
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
Roger Sloan 23 70 MC
Denny McCarthy MC 8 46 MC
Brian Stuard 50 10 MC 22 MC 25 MC MC
Doug Ghim 18 65
Mark Hubbard MC 53 MC* 18 48
Trey Mullinax 65 37 MC 25
David Skinns MC
Wyndham Clark 23 65
Matthew NeSmith 15 14
Peter Malnati 48 MC MC MC MC MC*
Kyle Stanley 6 30 21 33 55 54
Graeme McDowell 59 11 MC 3 MC
Nate Lashley 37 59 49
Kevin Tway MC MC MC* MC
Seth Reeves 71
Peter Uihlein 72 7
Ryan Armour MC 23 15 37 36 MC*
Anirban Lahiri 50 13
Paul Barjon
Lee Hodges 54
Russell Knox MC 20 37 MC 32 27
Joshua Creel
Camilo Villegas 6 MC 2 MC* 54 40 20
Brice Garnett MC MC 37 29 MC* MC* 36
Chesson Hadley 23 50 MC 37 45 MC 32 MC
Max McGreevy
Sung Kang MC MC 29 33 MC* MC MC
Vincent Whaley MC 65
Brandon Wu
Bo Hoag 30 75
Nick Hardy
Jimmy Walker
Austin Cook MC 61 11 1
John Huh 12 MC 37 27 9 48
Andrew Novak MC
Bronson Burgoon 15 MC MC 70 MC
JJ Spaun 59 MC 37 2 57
Austin Smotherman
Dylan Wu
Nick Watney MC 14 23 MC MC*
Chase Seiffert MC 23 MC*
Curtis Thompson
Davis Riley 76
Justin Lower MC
Vaughn Taylor 30 10 MC 8 MC MC 54
Tyler McCumber MC 53
Alex Smalley
Jared Wolfe
Tyler Duncan MC 1 74 25
Brett Drewitt 67
Brian Gay MC 23 3 MC 4 43 MC
Sahith Theegala
Cameron Percy MC MC 70 21 33 63
Ben Kohles
Dawie van der Walt 58
Michael Gligic MC MC
Callum Tarren
Luke Donald MC 43 36
Scott Gutschewski MC
Martin Trainer MC MC
Bill Haas 35 MC MC 13 33 22
David Hearn MC 30 15 17 9 40 51 44
Jonathan Byrd MC MC 23 MC 21 44 MC 55 32
Ludvig Aberg
Kelly Kraft MC 22 21 MC
DJ Trahan MC 8 MC 4 11
Chris Stroud MC 49 13 MC MC MC MC
Davis Thompson MC 23
Seung-Yul Noh 57 MC 27
William McGirt 8 27 32 MC 48
Jonas Blixt MC MC MC MC*
Davis Love MC 65 MC MC 33 41 MC 4 MC
Ben Crane 61 46 MC 64 MC MC 27 1
JP Griffin

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