PGA RBC Heritage Golf Betting Preview

PGA RBC Heritage Golf Betting Preview

Written by on April 13, 2016

Although the name has changed several times over the years, the Heritage Classic has been a PGA Tour event since 1969. Currently known as the RBC Heritage, the quickly approaching 2016 event looks like a great opportunity for golf betting aficionados everywhere to cash in with a winning wager just one week after last weekend’s memorable Masters major.Better yet, you’re going to have a great opportunity to do just that as I highlight the golf betting favorites to bag this year’s RBC Heritage Plaid Jacket.

PGA RBC Heritage Golf Betting Preview – Cash in On Longstanding PGA Event!

The RBC Heritage is played at the Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina on a course designed by Pete Dye. It has been labeled as one of the best golf courses in all of America by numerous golf publications and golfers and remains one of the top events for PGA Tour players that get an invitation to play. Now, let’s take a look at the course’s information, the current odds and a glimpse at some of the past winners.Dates – April 14 – April 17, 2016Prize Pool – $5,900,000First Place – $1,062,000FedEx Cup Points – 500About the CourseName of Course – Harbour Town Golf LinksWhere is Harbour Town GL – Hilton Head, SCPar – 71Yards – 7101Slope – 146Year Built – 1969Designed by – Pete DyePast Winners 2015 Jim Furyk2014 Matt Kuchar2013 Graeme McDowell2012 Carl PetterssonTop Favorites to win 2016 RBC HeritageGolfer-OddsJason Day 11/2Paul Casey-16/1Brandt Snedeker 20/1Matt Kuchar 22/1Kevin Kisner 25/1Zach Johnson 25/1Matthew Fitzpatrick 30/1Justin Thomas 35/1Bill Haas 40/1Billy Horschel 40/1Branden Grace 40/1Kevin Na 45/1Charley Hoffman 50/1Graeme McDowell 50/1Jamie Lovemark 50/1Jason Dufner 50/1Luke Donald 50/1Danny Lee 55/1Analysis: Okay golf betting enthusiasts, the first thing you need to know about the RBC Heritage is that it is a ‘polar-opposite’ course to lat week’s highly coveted Master’s. While the most prestigious golf tournament in the world favors hitters that can accurately drive their ball great distances, the RBC Heritage is a much shorter curse that places a premium on accuracy and consistency over sheer distance.Pete Dye‘s design demands that every shot is a thoughtful attempt. Players that want to be successful will need to be accurate off the tee and hit the right side of fairways as often as possible. Just know that this is a tough feat as only one player hit upwards of 80 percent of greens last year. Having said that, golfers that are great short ball strikers and putters will have the best chance to bag this longstanding title. Okay, here are my top five picks to win the 2016 RBC Heritage.

My Top Five Picks

Jason Day I picked Day to win the Master’s last week and while he didn’t have a legitimate chance of doing so, he wasn’t all that bad either as he finished tied for 10th. The good news is that Day won consecutive tournaments just prior to the Master’s and should have plenty of confidence coming into this tourney. Giving Day a great opportunity here is the fact that he won the PGA Championship and the WGC-Dell Match Play on Pete Dye designed courses. Day will make his first trip to Hilton Head in three years looking to improve on his best ninth place finish in 2011.Paul Casey Casey finished T-4 at the Masters and has the kind of accurate game off the tee that makes a lot of sense for Harbour Town. Casey has been on fire recently, recording three Top 10 finishes in a row.Brandt SnedekerSnedeker finished tied for 10th at the Masters just one tournament after finishing tied for 17th at the WGC-Dell Match Play. Snedeker bagged the RBC Heritage title in 2011 and I think it’s possible the Nashville native could do so again!Matt Kuchar I know Kuchar finished a decent T-24 at the Masters after finishing T-17 at the WGC Match Play, but he’s won here before, (2014) while finishing fifth in his title defense lat year. The 37-year-old has not missed a cut at Harbor Town in 13 years to go with five top-25 finishes. Kuchar’s best finish this season is a T-8 at the Northern Trust Open in February for one of just of two top-10 finishes at official PGA Tour events this season. However, his modest results so far could very well spur him to reach greater heights in one of his favorite tour events.Matt Fitzpatrick The 21-year-old from Sheffield, England finished T-24 here as an amateur in 2014 and an impressive T-7 at the Masters last week while hitting a ton of GIRs. Fitzpatrick is a great dark horse pick whose game fits the RBC course very well.

Other Contenders

Luke Donald Donald has recorded four top-15s here in the last five years, including three medal-stand finishes.Charley Hoffman Hoffman has a pair of top-8 finishes here in the last five years (2012, 2013) and hasn’t missed a PGA Tour cut since January.Scott Brown Brown has racked up three Top 10 finishes in his last four events and claimed a fifth place finish here in 2014.
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