Russell Henley … If the golf gods have a heart, they'll work overtime in contributing to favorable bounces this week. It was in his second round at Mayakoba when he absorbed eight penalty strokes for violating the One Ball Rule. While he wouldn't mind good luck, he probably doesn't need it at Sea Island given that he's recorded three top 10s in five appearances. The 30-year-old also hadn't missed a cut in nine starts until last week's misfortune.
David Hearn … That he doesn't appear as a Sleeper until his seventh start of the season must be unprecedented. At some point, the Canadian's repeated appearances on this page have to eliminate the description. It'd be logical given how many times he's been included over the years. Yet, the reasoning shouldn't go ignored. He's perfect in six trips to Sea Island with top 20s in his last three. He's also 5-for-6 this season with a pair of top 25s.
Henrik Norlander … When you have nothing to lose and everything to gain, great things tend to happen. This could have explained his experience at Sea Island in 2016. After having received a sponsor exemption, he was among the four victims of a playoff out of which Mackenzie Hughes emerged for victory. Norlander was a non-member of the PGA TOUR at the time and he failed to find success in his previous two spins with a card (2013, 2015-16). Back to find the charm this season, he's arrived for his fourth consecutive appearance in The RSM Classic with a modest consecutive cuts made streak of three.
Bo Hoag ... It's all about the timing of capitalizing on opportunity, isn't it? The 31-year-old recorded only one top 10 on the 2019 Korn Ferry Tour, but it was a win at the buzzer of the regular season to clinch his PGA TOUR card for the first time. That obscures the fact that he totaled nine top 20s throughout the season, so his form was consistently strong from beginning to end, but he's also made it count as a rookie at this level. He's connected six cuts made and elevated for top 20s in his last two. That he's 42nd on TOUR in greens hit serves as reason to understand why he's so often in a position to strike.
Dominic Bozzelli … On paper, he doesn't make any sense to make noise at Sea Island. He all but thrives or fails on his putter alone, so if he's not hitting greens in regulation on courses that host shootouts, the sound you do hear is his trunk slamming. However, it's this very fact that makes him dangerous because we just never know when he's standing over one perfect yardage after another. Moreover, he finished T11 here last year despite ranking just T46 in GIR (54 of 72). The Auburn product also is 4-for-5 this season with a T6 (Sanderson Farms). Even though he's currently T239 on TOUR in greens hit, he's 11th in converting those chances into par breakers.
NOTE: Sleeper is a relative term, so Rob uses unofficial criteria to determine who qualifies. Each of the following usually is determined to be ineligible for this weekly staple: Winners of the tournament on the current host course; winners in the same season; recent major champions; top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking; recent participants of team competitions.