Doesn’t look like Matt Kuchar wants to make the seven-mile drive from St. Simon’s Island to Sea Island.
Kuch — winner at Mayakoba last week and a resident at nearby St. Simon’s, is not in the field this week for the fall-crossover season-ending RSM Classic. Guess that victory in Mexico left him exhausted.
So much for PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan’s claim that these fall events are great and that name players are entering so they won’t fall behind in the FedEx Cup race.
Anyway, it was at Sea Island last year that Austin Cook broke through and won. No telling who will step up come Sunday but it could be anyone. Your biggest names are Webb Simpson and Zach Johnson although the guy really worth watching is young Cameron Champ who hits it so far that he’s 30 past virtually anyone.
They play two courses for this finale — the Seaside and Plantation. The “sort of host” is Davis Love III and that basically gives him enough pull to get his kid Dru into the field. Young Love is struggling to find a spot on the PGA Tour but right now his game just doesn’t measure up.
You’ll have all your Web.com grads and the usual array of undistinguished journeymen.
After this week, that’s it for the PGA Tour.
But there is that silly $9 million match coming up, a couple of guys named Phil and Tiger.