RBC Heritage Matchups Picks

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If you were expecting a weak field this week for the RBC Heritage since it is the week after the Masters, you will be surprised. Half of the world’s top-ranked players are in the field. Collin Morikawa is ranked No. 2 in the world and he is joined by Cameron Smith, Patrick Cantlay, Justin Thomas and Dustin Johnson. I am coming off a 2-3 week with the matchup picks at the Masters, but we had some bad luck as Louis Oosthuizen withdrew and that cost us a sure win against Bryson DeChambeau. Let’s look at this week’s RBC Heritage matchup picks.

Defending Champion: Stewart Cink

 

RBC Heritage Matchups

Justin Thomas -118 vs. Collin Morikawa

Patrick Cantlay -142 vs. Dustin Johnson

Patrick Cantlay -120 vs. Collin Morikawa

Cameron Smith -126 vs. Matthew Fitzpatrick

Corey Conners -118 vs. Daniel Berger

Shane Lowry -142 vs. Webb Simpson

Sungjae Im -152 vs. Jordan Spieth

Tyrrell Hatton -112 vs. Billy Horschel

Joaquin Niemann -126 vs. Kevin Na

Russell Henley -142 vs. Si Woo Kim

Tommy Fleetwood -118 vs. Harold Varner III

Alex Noren -118 vs. Kevin Kisner

Chris Kirk -118 vs. Jason Kokrak

Maverick McNealy -118 vs. Adam Hadwin

Matt Kuchar -126 vs. Ian Poulter

Brian Harman -150 vs. Branden Grace

Erik Van Rooyen -150 vs. Rickie Fowler

Matthew Fitzpatrick -120 vs. Daniel Berger

Cameron Smith -115 vs. Patrick Cantlay

Shane Lowry -115 vs. Dustin Johnson

Russell Henley -115 vs. Corey Conners

Mackenzie Hughes -115 vs. Charles Howell III

Brian Harman -115 vs. Denny McCarthy

Tom Hoge -120 vs. Mito Pereira

Ian Poulter -115 vs. Cameron Young

Si Woo Kim -115 vs. Chris Kirk

Webb Simpson -120 vs. Maverick McNealy

Kevin Streelman -115 vs. J.J. Spaun

Alex Noren -120 vs. Jordan Spieth

Harold Varner III -115 vs. Adam Hadwin

Russell Henley -120 vs. Billy Horschel

Joaquin Niemann -135 vs. Chris Kirk

Matt Kuchar -125 vs. Tom Hoge

 

Golf Picks

Collin Morikawa -110 vs. Patrick Cantlay

Morikawa is third on the PGA Tour in all-around and his short game will thrive on a course like this one. Morikawa comes in after playing really well in the Masters, but he was never in real contention, so that may also help his cause, as there is no letdown to worry about. Cantlay has slipped a bit in the past couple of months and last year he didn’t even make the cut in this event. I’ll take Morikawa in this matchup.

 

Matthew Fitzpatrick -105 vs. Cameron Smith

I can’t see anything other than a letdown this week for Cameron Smith. Maybe he can play at a high level again and if so, kudos to him, but I am going against him. Fitzpatrick has played well in this event with a tie for fourth and two tie for 14th finishes. He is also in very good form of late. I’ll take Fitzpatrick in this matchup.

 

Corey Conners -115 vs. Russell Henley

Corey Conners continues to play well with a number of good finishes and he has played well at Harbour Town in the past with a tie for 21st in 2020 and he tied for fourth last year. Henley has been all over the map in recent months, so it is hard to count on him being consistent this week. I’ll take Conners in this matchup.

 

Chris Kirk -115 vs. Si Woo Kim

Kirk has played well of late with a tie for 14th, a tie for 7th and a tie for 5th. He is 11 on the PGA Tour in Shots Gained: Tee-to-Green. He also finished in a tie for 7th in this event a year ago. I have said it before with Si Woo Kim in that you usually know by the close of play on Friday how well he will do, as he is oftentimes all or nothing. I’ll go with Kirk in this one.

 

Webb Simpson -120 vs. Maverick McNealy

Simpson stumbled in the final round of the Masters, but the good news is that he is healthy. He has played really well at Harbour Town through the years with a win in 2020 and a tie for second in 2013. He has eight top 20 finishes in this event. I’ll lay the small price and take Simpson.

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