RBC Heritage Matchup Picks

By Tom Wilkinson

The RBC Heritage is getting a very strong field this week, as almost all of the world’s top golfers are in the field. This is a designated event which means a $20 million dollar prize purse, with over $3 million going to the winner. World No. 1 Jon Rahm is listed as the favorite at BetRivers after winning The Masters last week. World No. 2 Scottie Scheffler is listed as the second choice in the golf betting odds. The one PGA Tour player in the Top 5 in the latest World Golf Rankings not in the field is Rory McIlroy who decided not to play. We swept the board last week, going 5-0 with the matchups at The Masters. Let’s look at RBC Heritage matchup picks.


Defending Champion: Jordan Spieth


Tournament Notes: Harbour Town is very much a course where approaches are critical. Distance off the tee is not as important as positioning off the tee. Putting doesn’t tend to be quite as important as normal, simply because the greens are so small.


RBC Heritage Matchups

Scheffler, Scottie -114 vs. Rahm, Jon

Cantlay, Patrick -150 vs. Hovland, Viktor

Morikawa, Collin -114 vs. Schauffele, Xander

Finau, Tony -125 vs. Homa, Max

Spieth, Jordan -114 vs. Young, Cameron

Thomas, Justin -114 vs. Sungjae Im

Fitzpatrick, Matthew -114 vs. Hatton, Tyrrell

Burns, Sam -120 vs. Lowry, Shane

Henley, Russell -143 vs. Rose, Justin

Tom Kim -120 vs. Conners, Corey

Kuchar, Matt -150 vs. Fowler, Rickie

Si Woo Kim -125 vs. Fleetwood, Tommy

Bradley, Keegan -114 vs. Kirk, Chris

Hoge, Tom -120 vs. Hadwin, Adam

Mitchell, Keith -120 vs. Woodland, Gary

Taylor, Nick -114 vs. Rai, Aaron

Todd, Brendon -136 vs, Stallings, Scott

Power, Seamus -122 vs. Kitayama, Kurt

Straka, Sepp -114 vs. Scott, Adam

Lee, K.H. -140 vs. Wallace, Matt

Detry, Thomas -128 vs. Herbert, Lucas

Horschel, Billy -122 vs. Dahmen, Joel

Fox, Ryan -122 vs. Thompson, Davis

Lowry, Shane -118 vs. Hatton, Tyrrell

Theegala, Sahith -118 vs. Poston, J.T.


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Scheffler, Scottie -114 vs. Rahm, Jon

I am a little surprised that Rahm is even playing this week. It is hard to see how he can be focused after winning The Masters last week. Scheffler also played well last week but was simply too far behind to make a rally on Sunday. Scheffler has finished in the top-12 in his last ten tournaments. I’ll take Scheffler in this matchup.


Morikawa, Collin -114 vs. Schauffele, Xander

One of my picks to win this week in the odds article is Morikawa. He finished in a tie for 7th in this event a couple of years ago. He has a scoring average of 69 in his 12 previous rounds at Harbour Town. He comes in playing well, with a tie for 10th last week at The Masters. I think his skill set is a bit better suited for this course than is Schauffele’s. I’ll take Morikawa in this matchup.


Young, Cameron -114 vs. Spieth, Jordan

Young tied for 3rd in this event a year ago when he played it for the first time. He plays well nearly every week and is coming off a tie for 7th last week. I know Spieth is the defending champ, but he came out and said after The Masters that he is simply mentally tired. I’ll take Young in this matchup.


Fitzpatrick, Matthew -114 vs. Hatton, Tyrrell

Fitzpatrick played well last week, as he was par or better in all four rounds and he finished in a tie for 10th. He has played well at Harbour Town in the past with three top 15 finishes. I have been going against Hatton lately, as I still think he is hurt and he hasn’t taken any time off since his injury. I’ll take Fitzpatrick in this matchup.


Lowry, Shane -118 vs. Hatton, Tyrrell

Lowy has played well in this event with three top 10 finishes. He comes in playing well with three top 20 finishes in his last six starts. This is also another matchup play against Hatton who simply doesn’t look healthy. I’ll lay the small price and take Lowry in this matchup.


Check out the latest RBC Heritage matchups odds at BetRivers.