We finally got a look at what the new golf world will be like (at least for a few weeks). All in all there were some surprises and other things that we weren’t surprised about. The top players in the world that were there were a mixed bag of results.
Although Rory, Thomas and Brooks did well, the other Top 5 players in the world, Rahm and DJ, missed the cut. If you go further down the list of top ranked players, you will see another 50/50 split of guys that played well and others that missed the cut. My results were a bit disappointing, but if you read our fantasy writer Matthew Greenside’s Fantasy Picks, his suggestions were pretty bang on (as he had great delight in telling me).
Regardless, we go to a completely different course at the RBC Heritage where big hitters will need to club down and history has shown that shot-makers hold an advantage playing at Harbour Town Golf Club. Normally, the RBC Heritage follows the Masters Tournament and many top players skip this event, so this year will see some big names playing that have little to no course history at Harbour Town. You can check out our RBC Heritage Preview Article for a full breakdown of the course and past history.
RBC Heritage Picks To Win
My Top Favorite Picks To Win
Xander Schauffele – 18 to 1
Schauffele looked really good last week and probably wins the tournament if he doesn’t lip out his putt on 17. He should continue at the RBC Heritage as a solid betting pick to win and have some extra motivation too. His history at Harbour Town doesn’t inspire much confidence in him winning, but his PGA Tour stats show that he is the ideal golfer for a course like this.
Collin Morikawa – 25 to 1
Why not play the hot hand this week, especially with a guy that came so close to a win last week and is one of the better iron players on the PGA Tour. He’s never played the RBC Heritage but his game is well suited for it playing on a course where the driver may stay in the bag for some. I wish the odds were higher for him and you can get better value on some other favorites (Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka) but he is definitely a good bet to look at for head to head plays this week.
Top Sleeper Picks For RBC Heritage Tournament
Luke Donald – 150 to 1
Prior to 2018, Donald has owned this course even though he’s never won the RBC Heritage. He has five 2nd place finishes and two 3rd place finishes playing at Harbour Town and, although his last two trips were a MC and a T33, he makes a great sleeper pick to bet on either to win outright or as a daily twosome / threesome bet.
Kevin Kisner – 50 to 1
Kisner has a bit of a boom or bust record at the RBC Heritage. He’s had three Top 15 finishes including a 2nd place finish and two mediocre cuts made and a MC way back in 2011. Because Kisner played well last week, he makes an interesting betting sleeper pick for the RBC Heritage this week given his history at Harbour Town and his play last week.
Picks For A Top Ten Finish
These two picks I’m taking for a Top Ten finish at RBC Heritage but I will also be doing a small bet on an outright win as well as both have performed really well at this tournament in the past.
Matt Kuchar – 35 to 1
This course lines up for him perfectly and he’s played it quite a bit – being sponsored by RBC it is a required schedule stop for him. He is a past winner and hasn’t finished worse than 23rd since 2013. Even though he is aging, he still finished in 2nd last year. This year’s field will have more top golfers playing than usual, but that doesn’t mean that they have an advantage over a guy that has played the course and been successful at it. At least look at his head to head or threesome matchups to make a bet on if you don’t want to bet on him to win outright. Kuchar missed last week’s cut, but he didn’t play badly, so let’s assume that he was getting the rust off and should be ready for this week.
Ian Poulter – 66 to 1
Poulter has never missed a cut at Harbour Town and his last three years has seen finishes of 10th – 7th – 11th. Poulter’s game lines up well for this course and he may be a sneaky bet for someone looking to make some head to head bets on the RBC Heritage. Poulter started off strong last week making the cut and should be in good form for the RBC Heritage.