The 2018 golf season is ending and as 0f o4 November 2018 the world’s top five shining stars are - Justin Rose, Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas in that order.
This RSM Classic is the last official PGA Tour event on the 2018 calendar year.
Most players will be taking a couple of months off to rest in preparation for a busy upcoming 2019 season. Thus, not so many top players will be in the field for this event.
But some players have used this tournament as a springboard for good seasons, including Kevin Kisner who won this event in 2015.
The RSM Classic will be played in Sea Island, Georgia at the Sea Island Golf Club. This tournament started in the year 2010 and was known as the McGladrey Classic then.
Sponsorship of the tournament changed in 2015 thus the event rebranded to the RSM Classic. Tour pros Davis Love III and Zach Johnson call Sea Island home and they played in the inaugural event in 2010.
Catch all of the action at the RSM Classic from Thursday, November 15 through Sunday, November 18, 2018
The golf course at Sea Island Resort, Sea Island, GA is a par seventy course, with a length of 7,005 yards from the longest tees.
The defending champion is yours truly Austin Cook. The tournament record is -22 set by Kevin Kisner in the year 2015.
Played at the Sea Island Resort on two golf courses, the Seaside Course which is the aforementioned par 70 and the Plantation Course, which is a par 71. Both courses are similar in difficulty, so there is not a big advantage to players one way or another.
Traditionally, the first and third rounds are played at Seaside, while the second and fourth rounds are played on the Plantation Course.
The two courses are located on the southern tip of St. Simons Island. The Seaside Course is a links course that was based on St. Andrews, while the Plantation Course features marsh and forest.
Seaside was designed by Harry S. Colt and Charles Alison and updated by Tom Fazio in 1999. It is on Golf Digest’s list of “Top 100 Courses in the United States.” The Plantation Course features tidal creeks and lakes but it also has large fairways and inviting greens.
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