2021 RSM Classic odds, golf picks, field: Proven PGA insider says back Cameron Smith, fade Louis Oosthuizen

The nine-event fall segment of the 2021-22 PGA Tour season will come to an end with the 2021 RSM Classic, which tees off Thursday on St. Simons Island, Ga. The past three events at Sea Island Golf Club have gone to a playoff, making it six of the 11 tournaments overall since the tournament’s 2010 debut. Robert Streb won the RSM Classic last season, shooting 19-under, beating Kevin Kisner on the second hole of the playoff for his second win at Sea Island. He is one of six former champions in an RSM Classic field that also includes major winners Webb Simpson, Louis Oosthuizen, Adam Scott and Jason Day.    Caesars Sportsbook lists Simpson and Scottie Scheffler as the 14-1 co-favorites in its latest 2021 RSM Classic golf odds. Others in the 2021 RSM Classic field who are expected to contend include Cameron Smith (16-1), Oosthuizen (25-1) and Corey Conners (25-1). Before you lock in any 2021 RSM Classic bets or make any PGA Tour predictions, you need to see what proven golf insider Sal Johnson has to say.The esteemed golf insider has been around the game for many years and knows what it takes to win. Johnson has been on a strong run during the fall season. Before the Mayakoba event in Mexico, Johnson had Viktor Hovland among his players to watch, while he predicted Koepka would miss the cut.

“We still don’t know if he is healthy and ready to go,” Johnson told SportsLine of Koepka. “He tried to play last year and missed the cut. I have a funny feeling that we will see the same this week.”The 31-year-old didn’t break par and went home early again, while Hovland shot 23-under to cruise to a four-stroke victory.Johnson has been on a strong run already this season. Before the Zozo Championship in Japan, Johnson tabbed Hideki Matsuyama in his best bets, and he was right on the money. Matsuyama shot a final-round 65 and won by five strokes after trailing by one with eight holes to play on Sunday.

At the Sanderson Farms Championship, Johnson nailed Burns as his winner. Anyone who has followed Johnson’s advice has cashed in huge.  Now Johnson, the first producer of “Inside the PGA Tour,” a longtime ABC Sports golf producer who worked with Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, and founder of the world’s top golf stats database, has released his highly confident 2021 RSM Classic picks, and they will surprise you. You can only see Johnson’s expert PGA Tour golf picks at SportsLine.Top 2021 RSM Classic golf predictionsShockingly, the expert is slightly fading Oosthuizen, who is among the favorites at Caesars and the highest-ranked player in the field at No. 9. The South African has played the RSM Classic only twice, missing the cut last year but finishing in fourth place way back in 2011. He had eight top-10 finishes (including four as a runner-up) last season, but his stats are wildly different this year. Johnson isn’t sure what to make of that, and he doesn’t pick him among his likely winners. 

On the other hand, Johnson is eager to see how Scheffler follows consecutive weeks of great play. The 25-year-old shot 62 in the second round last week in Houston and has eight rounds in the 60’s in his past 12, going 40-under par over his past three events. He is sixth in par breakers (30.56 percent), 12th in scoring average (69.723) and 25th in greens in regulation (73.41 percent). He shot a third-round 63 and went 13 under in 2020 at Sea Island to tie for fifth.Johnson also knows Smith grew up in Australia and now lives in Jacksonville, Fla., about 75 miles south of St. Simons Island. That means he should be familiar with the wind the players will see coming off the Atlantic. He is making his debut at the RSM Classic, but he has finished in the top 15 in both events this season, shooting in the 60’s in seven of the eight rounds. The 28-year-old sixth in scoring average (69.485) and 18th in strokes gained putting in 2021-22.   How to make 2021 RSM Classic golf picksFor this week’s event in Georgia, the golf expert is backing a long shot to contend for the win who comes in at more than 30-1. This veteran has a solid history on St. Simons Island, and he is hitting a ton of fairways and greens this season. He could pull off a stunning result at Sea Island, and anyone who backs this underdog could cash in huge. You can only see this 2021 RSM Classic pick and the rest of Johnson’s PGA Tour golf betting advice at SportsLine.

Who wins the 2021 RSM Classic at Sea Island? Where do Scottie Scheffler and Cameron Smith finish? And which massive long-shot is a must-back? Check out the odds below, then visit SportsLine to see Sal Johnson’s full leaderboard, picks and analysis for the 2021 RSM Classic, all from the red-hot insider who knows what it takes to win on the PGA Tour.2021 RSM Classic odds, field, top contendersScottie Scheffler 11-1Webb Simpson 12-1Cameron Smith 16-1Louis Oosthuizen 22-1Corey Conners 25-1Harris English 25-1Russell Henley 28-1Joaquin Niemann 33-1Adam Scott 35-1Talor Gooch 40-1Kevin Kisner 40-1Alex Noren 40-1Mito Pereira 50-1Keegan Bradley 55-1Justin Rose 55-1Mackenzie Hughes 60-1Brendon Todd 60-1Brian Harman 66-1Matt Wallace 66-1Max Homa 66-1Seamus Power 66-1Joel Dahmen 66-1Kevin Streelman 66-1Jhonattan Vegas 66-1Danny Lee 66-1Chris Kirk 66-1Robert Streb 70-1Charles Howell 70-1Matt Kuchar 70-1Lanto Griffin 80-1Hayden Buckley 80-1Denny McCarthy 80-1Emiliano Grillo 80-1Patrick Rodgers 80-1Luke List 80-1Alex Smalley 80-1Jason Day 80-1Branden Grace 80-1Troy Merritt 80-1Aaron Rai 90-1Adam Long 90-1Sebastian Munoz 90-1Taylor Moore 100-1Matthias Schwab 100-1Henrik Norlander 100-1Chad Ramey 100-1Keith Mitchell 100-1Chez Reavie 100-1Lucas Glover 100-1Harry Higgs 100-1Tom Hoge 100-1Adam Hadwin 100-1Adam Schenk 100-1Cameron Young 125-1Cameron Davis 125-1Scott Piercy 125-1Hudson Swafford 125-1Brian Stuard 125-1Stewart Cink 125-1Tyler Duncan 125-1Zach Johnson 125-1Dylan Frittelli 125-1Stephan Jaeger 125-1Taylor Pendrith 125-1Brendan Steele 125-1Sahith Theegala 125-1Rory Sabbatini 125-1Patton Kizzire 125-1Kyle Stanley 125-1J.J. Spaun 125-1Matt Jones 125-1Russell Knox 125-1Camilo Villegas 125-1Doug Ghim 125-1Kevin Tway 150-1Scott Stallings 150-1Davis Riley 150-1John Huh 150-1Matthew NeSmith 150-1Michael Thompson 150-1Andrew Putnam 150-1Andrew Landry 150-1Greyson Sigg 150-1Vincent Whaley 150-1Lee Hodges 150-1Hank Lebioda 150-1Wyndham Clark 150-1Brice Garnett 150-1Kramer Hickok 150-1Kiradech Aphibarnrat 150-1Bronson Burgoon 150-1Sepp Straka 175-1Nick Hardy 200-1Andrew Novak 200-1Justin Lower 200-1Davis Thompson 200-1Graeme McDowell 200-1Roger Sloan 200-1Anirban Lahiri 200-1Adam Svensson 200-1Austin Cook 200-1Kelly Kraft 200-1J.T. Poston 200-1David Lipsky 200-1Ludvig Aberg 200-1Brandt Snedeker 200-1Peter Uihlein 200-1Vaughn Taylor 200-1

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