Action Report: Ludvig Aberg, Eric Cole Most Popular Golfers Ahead of The RSM Classic

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Ludvig Aberg, of Sweden, watches his drive from the ninth tee during the final round of the Sanderson Farms Championship golf tournament Sunday, Oct. 8, 2023, in Jackson, Miss.
(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Ryan Hannable @RyanHannable Nov 15, 2023, 11:42 AM

The 2022-23 PGA Tour season will come to an end this week at The RSM Classic. 

It has been a year of first-time winners. Going into the final event, 13 of the PGA Tour winners this season won for the first time. Bettors at the BetMGM online sportsbook believe there could be another one this week.

As of Wednesday, Ludvig Aberg is pulling in the highest handle (15.1%) on the second-most tickets (5.9%), and Eric Cole is drawing the most tickets (6.2%), as well as the third-highest handle (7.4%).

Both players are having terrific seasons, but have yet to win. 

Aberg was the No. 1 player in the PGA Tour University standings and received full status following his season at Texas Tech. In 10 PGA Tour events this year, he’s recorded three top-10 finishes, including losing in a playoff at the Sanderson Farms Championship.

The 24-year-old also helped Team Europe win the Ryder Cup earlier this fall.

Cole, 35, has six top-10s and 13 top-25s this year. He also enters the week fresh off some of his best finishes of the year – T-2 at the ZOZO Championship and T-3 at the Shriners Children’s Open.

He’s performed well at events that are birdie-fests, which could be the case again this week. The winning score has been at least 19-under in six straight years.

Aberg has the best odds to win at +1200, while Cole is +3000.

Current Handle & Tickets

Handle

  1. Ludvig Aberg – 15.1%
  2. Russell Henley – 10.9%
  3. Eric Cole – 7.4%
  4. J.T. Poston – 7.3%
  5. Si Woo Kim – 5.6%

Tickets

  1. Eric Cole – 6.2%
  2. Ludvig Aberg – 5.9%
  3. Brian Harman – 5.0%
  4. Russell Henley – 4.5%
  5. Cameron Young – 3.9%

Henley (+1600) has the second-best odds in the field. The 34-year-old is quietly 25th in the Official World Golf Rankings and has recorded four top-10 finishes this season.

Harman (+2000) is making his first start since the Ryder Cup and resides in nearby St. Simons Island, Georgia.

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Ryan Hannable is a Content Managing Editor on the Web Content Team for BetMGM. Previously, he was a New England Patriots beat writer for WEEI in Boston. He also has published a golf book, “The Ultimate Book of Golf Trivia: 600 Questions and Answers.”

Ryan Hannable is a Content Managing Editor on the Web Content Team for BetMGM. Previously, he was a New England Patriots beat writer for WEEI in Boston. He also has published a golf book, “The Ultimate Book of Golf Trivia: 600 Questions and Answers.”