RBC Heritage Picks

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The Masters is now in the rear-view mirror and normally that means a weak field in the next event but that is definitely not the case for this week’s RBC Heritage. The field is loaded with half of the world’s top ranked golfers in the field. Justin Thomas is listed as the favorite at odds of +1200. He is followed closely in golf betting odds by Collin Morikawa, Cameron Smith, Dustin Johnson and Patrick Cantlay. Each of the last nine winners of the RBC Heritage are in the field, including defending champion Stewart Cink. We are coming off a good win last week, as we hit Scottie Scheffler winning the Masters at odds of 16-1. Let’s look at RBC Heritage picks

 

Venue: This event takes place at Harbour Town which is a par 71 that measures just 7,121 yards. The course has hosted the RBC Heritage since the 1960’s. The course was designed by Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus. It features narrow fairways and small Bermuda greens. Accuracy and Shots Gained on Approach are important stats to look at this week.

Last Year: Stewart Cink won for the 8th time in his career and it came at the age of 47. He got off to a hot start with a pair of 63’s and never looked back. It was the third win for Cink at Harbour Town. Harold Varner III shot a closing 66 to finish in a tie for second with Emiliano Grillo. Maverick McNealy, Matthew Fitzpatrick and Corey Conners finished in a tie for fourth.

TV Coverage: CBS and ESPN

 

RBC Heritage Odds

Justin Thomas +1200

Collin Morikawa +1300

Cameron Smith +1500

Dustin Johnson +1700

Patrick Cantlay +1700

Matthew Fitzpatrick +2200

Shane Lowry +2200

Corey Conners +2600

Daniel Berger +2600

Webb Simpson +3100

Joaquin Niemann +3200

Sungjae Im +3400

Tyrrell Hatton +3700

Jordan Spieth +3700

Abraham Ancer +3700

Billy Horschel +4200

Tommy Fleetwood +4200

Harold Varner III +4500

Kevin Na +4500

Kevin Kisner +4500

Russell Henley +4500

Alex Noren +5000

Matt Kuchar +5000

Maverick McNealy +5000

Brian Harman +5500

Si Woo Kim +5500

Chris Kirk +5500

Adam Hadwin +6500

Jason Kokrak +6500

Kevin Streelman +8000

Cameron Tringale +8000

Mito Pereira +8000

Ian Poulter +8500

Doug Ghim +8500

Tom Hoge +8500

Russell Knox +9500

Troy Merritt +9500

Branden Grace +9500

Sebastian Munoz +9500

Patton Kizzire +9500

Erik Van Rooyen +9500

Sepp Straka +9500

Charles Howell III +9500

Luke List +9500

Denny McCarthy +9500

All other players are listed with odds of 100-1 or more

 

Favorite

Justin Thomas +1200

You should already know that favorites in golf betting don’t win that often and Rahm kept up that streak as he didn’t contend last week in the Masters. Thomas is listed as the betting favorite this week and you can at least make a case for him winning this week, but this is a strong field and as I say every week, there is no value in betting golf favorites.

 

Value Picks

Collin Morikawa +1300

You can definitely make a case for Morikawa being listed as the favorite this week. He is listed as co-favorite at some online sportsbooks, but since Thomas is listed as the favorite at SugarHouse, we’ll go with Morikawa in the second spot. He is coming off a good final round at the Masters and his game is really suited for Harbour Town where accuracy and approach are critical. Morikawa is first in the field in ball striking in his last 50 rounds. I think he has a good chance to win this week.

 

Webb Simpson +3100

You can’t argue with Webb’s success at Harbour Town. He has seven top 10 finishes in this event including a win in 2020. Webb has played better of late and he has some value at these odds.

 

Sungjae Im +3400

I think there is value in Im who ranks sixth in the field in total strokes gained over the past 50 rounds. He played well last week in the Masters and he usually putts well on Bermuda greens. Im has the type of game with his accuracy that should do well at Harbour Town.

 

Kevin Kisner +4500

Kisner played well at the Match Play and he was doing well in the Masters until Sunday. He is normally very accurate off the tee and when his putter is going, he can win. It would not be a surprise to see Kisner in contention this week.

 

Kevin Na +4500

Na has four top 10 finishes in this event and he comes in playing well. He did well at the Match Play event and last week he tied for 14th at the Masters. We know that his game is all about accuracy and putting and that formula works well at Harbour Town.

 

Maverick McNealy +5000

McNealy has gone under the radar a bit lately and he could be a threat this week. He played well at the Match Play and he tied for fourth place in this event a year ago. He has gained over eight strokes on approach in his last two starts. I’ll take a flyer on him at big odds.

Check out the latest RBC Heritage odds at SugarHouse Sportsbook.