The fall portion of the official 2023 PGA Tour season concludes this week with the RSM Classic at the Sea Island resort in Georgia. This event is a bit different from other events this fall as players will play two different courses for rounds one and two (Seaside and Plantation), allowing for a larger 156-player field. Both courses have similar features and put an emphasis on accuracy over distance. This enables many of the wily veterans to contend here (such as past winners: Kevin Kisner, Chris Kirk, Robert Streb, Charles Howell, Ben Crane, Heath Slocum). The field this week is slightly better than the last few weeks as we have Ludvig Aberg, Brian Harman, Corey Conners, and Cameron Young as the highest priced players. We have a very good middle contingent of players this week but once again, the bottom tier of this field will be difficult to extract value from as the skill level just isn’t close to the average player in this field.

Let’s take a look at a four players to consider this week:

Eric Cole $9,000

Only one player in this field ranks top 25 in approach, putting, and around the green. And that player is Eric Cole, who actually ranks top 10 in each of those three metrics. His game fits this place perfectly as the courses aren’t overly long and he can even hit three wood off many tees. I truly believe Cole’s first win is coming soon. He enters this week completely under the radar after taking the last three weeks off to rest. Prior to that, he finished top four in three of his last four events (Zozo, Shriners and Fortinet). The $9,000 is way too cheap of a price for someone who is arguably the fifth best player in this field

Camilo Villegas $7,700

I don’t really understand this price. He will very likely be one of the highest owned players this week and for good reason. Camilo is absolutely on fire going runner-up and first the last two weeks. He now heads to one of the events where he has had the most success on the PGA Tour, including two top-six finishes in his last five appearances. 

Mackenzie Hughes $7,300

Hughes is a volatile player who will miss a lot of cuts but also has the ability to be the best player in the field any given week. He was a winner here in 2016 and runner-up in 2021. He comes into this event in good form with a seventh-place finish in his last start in Mexico. This is more than enough for me to consider rostering him at $7,300 this week. 

Robert Streb $6,500

If you are in need of a player below $7,000 in one of the large tournaments on DraftKings this week, then Streb makes for the best option as he has more upside than anyone in this price range. He is a two-time winner of this event (2014 and 2020) and in decent form as he made the cut last week in Bermuda.