RBC Heritage Preview, Betting Tips And Enhanced Odds

Betting preview, tips and enhanced odds for the PGA Tour’s RBC Heritage.

David Kristiansen

One can be forgiven if you are suffering from a PGA Tour hangover after watching Tiger Woods winning his fifth Green Jacket last weekend at the US Masters, in one of sports greatest comebacks. That said it is business as usual for the regular Tour and with the PGA Championship barely four weeks away the build up for the second Major of the year officially begins here. FansBet golf expert David Kristiansen returns with his betting preview and tips for the RBC Heritage to help guide you into making the winning putt.

 

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The Course

Course: Harbour Town Golf Links

Length: 7100 yards (Par71)

Greens: TifEagle Bermuda

Opened: 1969

Architect: Pete Dye

 

What Happened Last Week

Tiger Woods! Number 15! What more can you say? Well you could say that it was the best Major Sunday ever. That might sound like hyperbole, but what else do you call a day where the best to ever do it wins his first Major inn 11 years after 4 back surgery’s, countless off the course issues and the chipping yips? Add to that a star studded leader board, just take a look at the names and ranking of the other players in the top 10; DJ (ranked 1), Koepka (3), Xander (9), Molinari (7), Day (13), Finau (14), Rahm (11), Fowler (10) and Cantlay (18).

In other words, only top 20 golfers in the world and what happened? Well exactly the same that used to happen to Mickelson, Else, Singh and countless others, back in the day. One after the other the best golfers in the world made silly mistakes while Woods with surgical precision deconstructed Augusta. He played safe when he needed to (12th and 18th) and attacked (13th, 15th and 16th) when that where the correct answer to the questions the most famous course in the world threw at him.

Could Jack`s record be back on the table? That’s a discussion for another day, but one thing I know for sure anyone that have ever doubted the man in red and black has ended up regretting it.

Return To Glory

 

RBC Heritage

As always, the Masters hangover is cured at Harbour Town Golf Links in South Carolina. The Pete Dye design is a classical short and narrow, tree lined course that has the smallest greens on the PGA TOUR.  It’s a less than driver course where angels into the small greens are more important than length. But because of the shortness of the course the golfers will still have a lot of wedges in their hands on approaches. As most weeks the scoring needs to be done on the par 5`s. The short game will be severely tested since even the best golfers will miss a lot of greens this week. If the forecast is correct, we can expect windy and tough conditions especially on Friday and Saturday.

My conclusion is that we are looking for a well-rounded golfer that scores on par 5`s, is good with a wedge, has a knack for getting up and down when he misses the green and if he on top of that performs well in windy conditions and on tough strategical courses, I think we have our man.

  • 5 of the 7 last winners of the event ether didn’t play or missed the cut at Augusta the week before.
RBC Heritage Preview

 

RBC Heritage Betting Tips

Jim Furyk

The 48-year-old has really gotten back to his old self this season with 4 top 20`s including the impressive runner up finish behind McIlroy at The Players and should be fresh after just missing out on qualifying for the Masters.

Harbour Town has always suited the man with the quirky swing, and he won the event in both 2010 and 2015.

His stats also line up, he ranks 2nd in GIRs gained, 4th in approach, 1st in proximity from 100-125 and even in par 5 scoring the short hitter cracks the top 25 in his last 24 rounds.

32,00 1pt EW (1/4 the odds 5 places)

 

An Byeong-hun 

The ball striking machine from Seoul are still searching for his first victory on the PGA TOUR, last season saw him finish 2nd two times and you would guess that its just a matter of time before he can call himself a PGA TOUR winner. The reason that he hasn’t been able to crack the winning formula yet can be summed up in two words: his putting.

If he can just manage an average week on the green, the man ranked 1st in strokes gained around the green, 5th in ball striking and 15th in approach will have a great opportunity this week where he finished 7th last year.

46,00 0,75pts EW (1/4 the odds 5 places)

 

Matt Wallace

After an impressive start to his first season on the PGA TOUR the 4-time European tour winner got snapped back to reality in his Masters debut missing the cut by 5 shots, but Augusta is its own animal, so I won’t put too much weight into that.

This technical golf courses should fit the Englishman much better and even though we have a limited sample size its worth noting that he has gained strokes on the field in approach and around the green in 3 of his 4 starts before the Masters.

The bottom line is that a guy that won 3 times last season and that is in reasonable form is a must bet at 71,00 for me.

71,00  0,5pts EW (1/4 the odds 5 places)

 

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