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Dark Horse Picks to Win the 2022 RSM Classic on FanDuel Sportsbook

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Dark Horse Picks for 2022 RSM Open. PGA Tour Odds via FanDuel Sportsbook
Dark Horse Picks for 2022 RSM Open. PGA Tour Odds via FanDuel Sportsbook / Michael Wyke / Associated Press
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Following Tony Finau's win last week in the Houston Open, the PGA Tour heads to Sea Island Resort in Georgia for the RSM Classic.

The golfers will play two separate courses Thursday and Friday. The short Seaside Course is a par 70 with Bermuda fairways and greens that plays to 7,005 yards. The putting surfaces are larger than average on Tour at 7,200 sq. feet. The Plantation course is a par 72 at 7,060 yards with average size Bermuda greens and Paspalum fairways. Saturday at Sunday rounds will be played over the Seaside Course with the top 65 players and ties making the cut.

Tony Finau is up to No. 12 in the world golf rankings and the notable favorite to win this week at +800. Brian Harman (26) and Sepp Straka (28) are the other two players in the field in the top-30 of the OWGR and top-3 in the odds to win at +2200 and +2000.

RSM Classic Dark Horse Picks 2022

But beyond the favorites, there are plenty of capable longshots and dark horses that could make a run at the leaderboard and come away with a higher finish or victory on Sunday. Check out the RSM Classic odds along with finishing position odds, tournament matchups and golf props on FanDuel Sportsbook.

1. Justin Rose (+4500)

Justin Rose finished top-10 last week at Houston, and the 42-year-old Englishman ranks No. 3 in this field in Strokes Gained: Putting on Bermuda greens over his last 36 rounds. He's also No. 5 in Proximity with top-15 strength from 125-150 and 150-175 yards. Those distances for Approach will come into play more this week, and if the coastal winds blow, Rose's chances rise as well and he can better his T-12 finish her last year.

2. Ben Griffin (+10000)

Ben Griffin is emerging in his debut season on the PGA Tour. The 26-year-old Chapel Hill native & NC Tar Heels golfer finished T-16 last week in Houston and T-3 three weeks ago in the Bermuda Championship. Notably, he's T-1 with Tony Finau in Birdies or Better Gained and has been solid across the board in Strokes Gained stats with real strength on Approach and Proximity from 100-175 yards.

3. Adam Svensson (+15000)

Despite missing the cut in this event last year, Adam Svensson is clearly capable of out-performing these long odds and contending for a top finish. The 28-year-old Canadian has not had top finishes the past six weeks, but his Approach play remains solid especially from 150-175 yards with top-30 performance in Proximity.

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