The good news for Rodgers? Six of the last seven RSM Classic winners were either tied for the lead or held it outright after 54 holes. Plus one of Rodgers two career runner-up finishes on tour came at the RSM in 2018 when he lost in a playoff to Charles Howell III. The tougher news? Rodgers himself has twice been a 54-hole leader, only to finish T-4 at the 2017 Farmers Insurance Open and second at the 2017 John Deere Classic.
Another factor in play on Sunday? Beside the fact that Rodgers is tied with Martin, a 35-year-old looking for his second tour title to go with the 2014 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, 23 other players start the final round within four shots of the lead. There are crowded leaderboards, and there’s what you’re seeing at Sea Island.
The player who emerges the winner will earn a first-place prize money payout of $1.458 million from an overall purse of $8.1 million. Here’s the prize money payout for each golfer who made the cut this week. Come back shortly after the finish of the tournament and we’ll update the list with individual names and paydays.