The RSM Classic ($8.4 million purse), the final event of the PGA Tour’s Fall Series for the 2022-2023 season, begins today (Sept. 16).
The four-day event at Sea Island Resort on St. Simons Island, Georgia, USA, will conclude the 2022-2023 PGA Tour season.
The tournament will be followed by the Hero World Challenge, the Grand Thornton Invitational and the PNC Championship next month, with the 2024 season returning to a single-year schedule and kicking off next January.
The RSM Classic will be played on the Seaside Course (par 70-7,500 yards) and the Plantation Course (par 72-7,600 yards) at Sea Island Resort. The first and second rounds will alternate, with the third and fourth rounds taking place on the Seaside Course.
With the 125 players who qualify for the PGA Tour in 2024 being the top 125 players in the 2022-2023 season based on the top 70 in the FedExCup standings, plus the FedExCup standings through the Fall Series, the competition will be fierce for the last chance.
The 51st to 60th place finishers in the FedExCup standings will be eligible to compete in the Genesis Invitational and the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in February next year, making it a meaningful event for those players.
The Fall Series rarely features top players, but this year’s field includes Brian Harman (USA), currently ranked No. 9 in the world and this year’s defending champion.
Harman, a resident of Sea Island, finished tied for second at this event last year.
Adam Svensson (CAN), who recorded his first PGA Tour victory by two strokes over Harman in last year’s event, will be looking to defend his title, while Matt Kucher, Russell Henry and Cameron Young (USA) are also in the mix.
South Korea will be represented by Kim Si-woo, Lee Kyung-hoon, Noh Seung-yeol, and Kang Sung-hoon.
Kim, who finished the FedExCup Playoffs in a tie for 20th place this season and won a gold medal in the team event at the Hangzhou Asian Games, will be playing in his first PGA Tour event since missing the cut at the Shriners Hospitals Open last month.
Lee, who is currently 78th in the FedExCup standings, will look to break into the top 60, and will be joined by Noh Seung-yeol (172nd in the FedExCup), who missed the top 10 by one stroke at this event last year and finished tied for 15th, and Kang Sung-hoon (195th), who has missed the cut in his last two events. 안전놀이터