This week, the PGA Tour travels to Sea Island, Georgia for the 2023 RSM Classic.
Before I dive into my favorite golf bets for the 2023 RSM Classic let's take a look at this tournament's unique format and the key player statistics that I think are the most vital to a golfer's success at this week's RSM Classic.
The first two rounds of the RSM Classic will have the entire field of competitors play two different golf courses. The two courses the field will play in the opening two rounds are the Plantation Course and the Seaside Course at the Sea Island Resort in Sea Island, Georgia.
After the completion of the first two rounds, a traditional cut will take place (top 65 golfers and ties). The third and final round final rounds of competitive golf will be played excusively at the Seaside Course.
The key player statistics that I will be focusing on this week are driving accuracy, strokes gained ball striking, GIR (greens in regulation), and bogey avoidance.
Now let's shift our attention to my favorite golf bets for the 2023 RSM Classic.
Here are two golfers to consider placing on your card to finish in the top ten.
Brendon Todd +400
Brendon Todd arrives at this week's event in rather good form. Let me be more specific. Todd has accumulated two consecutive top 20 finishes on the PGA Tour, including a sixth place result at the 2023 Fortinet Championship in September.
In relation to this week's current listed field, in the last eight rounds played on the PGA Tour, Brendon Todd ranks 11th in driving accuracy and 15th in GIR (greens in regulation).
Alex Noren +360
The talented 41 year old has accumulated two top three finishes in his last four tournaments played on the PGA Tour, including an impressive second place result at last week's 2023 Bermuda Championship.
It should also be noted that Alex Noren finished tenth at the 2019 RSM Classic.