With a second-round score of 61, Tyler Duncan put himself in position for his first-ever win on the PGA Tour. His Saturday scorecard was composed entirely of pars, an interesting feat on its own, but not one that would typically lead one to victory. However, Duncan drained a 24-foot putt on the 18th hole Sunday to give himself a share of the lead with Webb Simpson. And after two playoff holes, Tyler Duncan outlasted Simpson to hoist his first PGA Tour trophy with a win at the RSM Classic. Duncan was a longshot to win, with odds of 200-1 entering the tournament.
Brendon Todd was looking for his third straight tour victory and nearly got there after leading through the first 54 holes. Ultimately Todd finished in fourth place and continues to hold the early lead in the FedEx Cup standings. Moving into second place in the standings was Sebastian Munoz after his third-place finish at the RSM Classic. Munoz and Todd both have three top-ten finishes in the 2020 FedEx Cup season, and Munoz is currently in second place by 140 points.
At 8-1, Simpson was the betting favorite to win the tournament, the last PGA Tour event before the upcoming President’s Cup. Simpson will be competing in the Presidents Cup, as will a few other players that teed it up at the RSM Classic. Matt Kuchar was among those players, but he was cut before the weekend. Adam Hadwin was another, but he finished 68th, 17 shots behind the leader. KJ Choi was also in the field but he was cut as well. Kuchar went off at 20-1 and Hadwin was at 33-1 to win the RSM.
Next week is the Hero World Challenge which will take place in the Bahamas. The Hero World Challenge is a charity event that will benefit the TGR Foundation and the ONE Bahamas Fund which was founded in part by Tiger Woods. Woods will be playing in the event along with many of the world’s best golfers including Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson, and last year’s winner Jon Rahm. Woods is the official tournament host, and the tournament will begin on December 4, one week before the President’s Cup in Australia.
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