The winner of the 2022 RSM Classic was Adam Svensson from Sweden. He was playing for the win, which would be his 70th start, but with a score of 19 under, he came out on top. That is despite not having much luck at this tournament in recent years. Svensson has missed the cutoff in each of his last few appearances here.
Other notable performers at the event included young star Sahith Theegala and veteran Brian Harman. Theegala had a chance to win his first PGA tournament if he hadn’t made a costly double bogey on the front nine. He played quite well during the whole tournament, finishing with a score of 66. Harman shot a final round 65. Harman, Theegala, and Callum Tarren finished in a tie for 2nd place.
The next PGA Tour event takes place in January 2023 where we will see the Sentry Tournament of Champions. Since he left for the LIV golf tour, the defending champion of this event, Cameron Smith, not be able to protect his title. The field will be one of the strongest of the year so far. The Sentry Tournament features all of the winners of the various PGA Tour events of the 2022 season.
Adam Svensson’s – What’s In The Bag:
Driver: 9° LA Golf prototype Callaway Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS
3 Wood: 15° Aldila Rogue Silver 110 M.S.I. 70 X Callaway Mavrik
Hybrid: 18° Callaway Apex
4-iron: Project X HZRDUS Callaway X Forged CB
Irons: 5-9 iron Project X 6.5 Callaway Apex MB
Wedges: 46°, 52°, 56°, 60° Project X 6.5 Callaway Jaws MD5
Putter: Odyssey Toulon Design Memphis
Ball: Titleist Pro V1X
Adam Svensson Press Conference
Q. (No microphone) posting 17 under, late in the run you had Brian and Sahith bearing down on you. Can you talk about the birdies on 16 and 17 that helped pull you over the line?
ADAM SVENSSON: Yeah, I looked on the leaderboard on 15, the par 5 there, and hit a poor wedge shot and made par. But I knew there’s a couple good birdie chances on 16 and 17 with a front flag. And the shot on 16, it kind of spun back but it was kind of an easy putt uphill left to right and I just knew I hit it hard enough and it went in. And the one on 17, I didn’t think it was going to go in and somehow it just dove in, I don’t know.
Q. You’ve kind of addressed this after the first round, but was there any frustration at all thinking that — because you started on the Plantation course, it’s the easier of the two courses, what was your mindset?
ADAM SVENSSON: Yeah, I was very frustrated. I just knew like I just keep doing what I’m doing. I flushed it on Thursday and I just got nothing out of my round, and going into Friday I just was grinding. I don’t even know, I just was putting great, hitting it great and I just kept hitting the fairway, hitting it on the green and just kept doing what I’m doing. I don’t really know. I just knew if I just keep playing great, good things will happen. Last week I found something in my golf swing and just kind of took it into this week. Yeah, I mean, that’s pretty much it, that’s it.
Final Payouts for the RSM Classic
WIN: Adam Svensson, 19 under; $1,458,000
T2. Callum Tarren, Sahith Theegala, Brian Harman, 17 under: $612,900
T5. Joel Dahmen, Cole Hammer, Chris Stroud, Seamus Power, Alex Smalley; 15 under: $277,830
T10. Robby Shelton, Erik Barnes, David Lingmerth, Wyndham Clark, Patrick Rodgers; 14 under: $188,325
T15. J.J. Spaun, Greyson Sigg, Seung Yul-Noh, Will Gordon, Taylor Pendrith, Taylor Montgomery; 13 under: $127,575
T21. Russell Knox, J.T. Poston, Danny Lee, Ben Taylor, Beau Hossler, Harry Higgs, Andrew Putnam, Ben Martin; 12 under: $76,646.25
T29. Kevin Kisner, Zac Blair, Ben Griffin, Harris English, Justin Rose, Paul Haley II; 11 under: $51,907.50
T35. Chris Gotterup, Michael Kim, Patton Kizzire, Kevin Streelman; 10 under: $41,208.75
T39. Hayden Buckley, Keith Mitchell, Aaron Baddeley, Henrik Norlander, Eric Cole, Carl Yuan; 9 under: $32,805
45. Akshay Bhatia; 8 under: $27,135
T46. Denny McCarthy, Kevin Roy, Davis Riley, Brice Garnett, Jim Herman, Stephan Jaeger, Dylan Wu, Ryan Armour; 7 under: $21,748.50
T54. Martin Trainer, Trevor Cone, Scott Stallings, Dean Burmester, Brandon Wu, Kevin Yu, Jacob Bridgeman, Brent Grant; 6 under: $18,630
T62. Matthias Schwab, Tyson Alexander; 5 under: $17,820
T64. Joseph Bramlett, Doc Redman; 4 under: $17,496
66. Justin Suh, 3 under: $17,253
T67. Zecheng Dou, Andrew Landry; 1 under: $17,010
69. MJ Daffue, 1 over: $16,767