Tyrrell Hatton, $10,400
Webb Simpson and Sungjae Im are the logical choices at any shortish Bermuda track, but I like Hatton at $10,400. Hatton’s the second-ranked player in the field but only fourth-most-expensive and didn’t have to live through the pressure cooker that is the weekend at Augusta. He missed the cut. This is an irons and putting course, and that’s what Hatton does. Plus, this is usually winning time for him on the European Tour, maybe he just loves November. I don’t want to make it seem like the Brit will be unowned, he’ll be relatively popular, just less so than Harris English and Russell Henley in his relative price range. If you want to player no one is using, that’s Tommy Fleetwood.
J.T. Poston, $7,300
Poston was a popular sleeper at Augusta and processed to blow up. Not shocking. Poston’s profile sets up much better for the shorter, Bermudagrass courses against sifter fields, not a bomber paradise against the world’s premier talent. Still, the reasons people liked him a week ago haven’t changed. Poston’s gained on the greens in seven of eight starts, and over 3.5 strokes on approach in three of his past four non-major appearances. Plus, the two biggest crossover events to the RSM Classic, Heritage and Wyndham, have been the course of Poston’s best results with a win Wyndham and two top-10s at Heritage.
J.J. Spaun, $6,300
A late addition into the field means most DraftKings players don’t even realize Spaun is in the player pool this week. While I prefer Hatton over Simpson at the top, you can jam them both in if you like with Spaun and his immaculate ball striking. He’s gained tee-to-green in five straight starts, with most of the damage done with his irons. Just pray the Sea Island weather warms up the putt a bit and it doesn’t remain ice cold. Plus, for a $6,300 player, Spaun has made the weekend in three of four appearances at the RSM, with a second-place finish in 2017.