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RBC Heritage betting tips: Strong DeChambeau to muscle to victory?


The PGA Tour continues its comeback with the RBC Heritage in South Carolina. We provide a rundown of what to expect at Harbour Town Golf Links.

Event Details

Who is playing?

154 player field, including the world’s top five players

What competition is it?

PGA Tour 2020 season

What day is does the RBC Heritage start?

Thursday 18th June 2020

Where is the RBC Heritage played?

Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA.

Where can I watch the RBC Heritage?

Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sport Golf

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Thoughts on the 2020 RBC Heritage

It was a successful comeback last week as golf made its professional competitive return in the PGA. The Colonial Country Club in Texas hosted the Charles Schwab Challenge, a long-standing event at the fun, old school course. The leaderboard featured Daniel Berger and Colin Morikawa battle it out in the play-off, with some hugely unlucky lip-outs a feature of the epic last round of golf.

Just like last week, the field for the RBC Heritage features top talent. McIlroy will look to bounce back after a disappointing return, whilst Justin Rose will look to go one further after an impressive start in Texas. This course is the only course annually played in South Carolina.

Bulked up Bryson DeChambeau to hit more ridiculous drives?

The American was noticeably bulky as he used time away from the golf course to work on his body. DeChambeau’s did not hold back on his driving on the narrow Colonial course last week, and his extra strength and power generated serious driving powers. We understand that the Californian put on around 20lbs in weight and has gone up two shirt sizes. He put up regular 350+ drives off the tee and proved that you can attack the old school Texas course and do well.

The 26-year-old finished T3 with -14 just a stroke short of the play-off pair Berger and Morikawa. That is now his fourth consecutive top five finish this season, and the markets suggest he is a strong contender. We price him just behind Rory McIlroy to win the event outright.

Runner-up place for Luke Donald again?

The Englishman has performed very well in this event and at this course over the years. In fact, the former world number one has finished runner-up four times in the RBC Heritage. His last runner-up finish came in 2017, when he finished just one stroke behind winner Wesley Bryan.

That is still the 42-year-old’s best finish in the PGA since, with struggles to get back to his best and problems with injuries. Having not played in Texas last week, it remains up in the air if he has the potential to roll back the years.

Some form to follow at least

Form was out the window for the field ahead last week. Heading into the Charles Schwab Challenge last week, nobody knew what sort of form we would see from the huge player field. We only got glimpses of players practicing their swings and the charity events featuring the likes of Rory McIlroy prior to teeing off on Thursday.

However, 72 holes later, we have some idea of who has returned strongly and who is carrying their underwhelming form from before the break. As players make their way from Texas to South Carolina,

More outsiders to battle it out at the top of the leaderboard?

We could see some outsiders produce another convincing performance at this course. The likes of JT Poston, Matt Kuchar, and Bubba Watson are the names being touted to make a potential push in the leaderboard. 2014 RBC Heritage winner Matt Kuchar favours this course and 41-year-old, priced at 40/1*, will likely perform much better than last week when he failed to make the cut.

North Carolina born JT Poston managed a T10 finish at Fort Worth last week, and the 27-year-old is a potential great pick for this week. He finished T6 in last year’s RBC Heritage and is priced at 66/1* alongside Bubba Watson.

*Odds as of the time of writing (Wednesday 17th June) and subject to change

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Harbour Town Golf Links

Established

1967 by Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus

Known For

The red and white striped Lighthouse, water hazards, and wind tides.

Par

71 par

Length

7,099 yards (6,491m)

Notable Holes

Holes 4, 8, 14, 17, 18 provide golfers with little margin for error between the green and water hazards. The 18th plays with the lighthouse in the backdrop.

RBC Heritage Featured Groups:

  • Rory McIlroy, C.T. Pan, Rickie Fowler
  • Daniel Berger, Brooks Koepka, Patrick Reed
  • Jon Rahm, Justin Rose, Justin Thomas
  • Dustin Johnson, Hideki Matsuyama, Gary Woodland

RBC Heritage Previous Winners:

2019 C.T. Pan (-12) by one stroke
2018 Satoshi Kodaira (-12) by playoff
2017 Wesley Bryan (-13) by one stroke
2016 Branden Grace (-9) by two strokes
2015 Jim Furyk (-18) by playoff

Sam’s Betting Tip

Charles Schwab Challenge Betting Tip 1

*Odds as of the time of writing (Wednesday 17th June) and subject to change

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Sam is an experienced content writer with a history of working in the sports industry. Sam is a media and communication professional with a bachelor's degree focused in Sports Studies.


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