With the roars of Augusta still ringing in our ears we head to The Harbour Town Golf Links course this week for the RBC Heritage where Dustin Johnson is our market leader.
The week after the Masters is often an anti-climax for golf betters, but given we were on Tiger Woods last week it won’t be that hard to lift ourselves for this event.
Harbour Town Golf Links is a par 71 layout and as you expect from links courses the wind can be a major factor. The course has small greens meaning accuracy into them is important as is the ability to scramble. Prodigious distance off the tee is not necessarily a prerequisite for victory here.
Dustin Johnson got going too late in the final round at the Masters finishing T2 and he is priced at 8/1 to win this week. Molinari and Dechambeau are behind him in the betting at 18/1 after very successful Masters, although you have to wonder if Molinari is going to be suffering something of a hangover after his back 9 troubles on Sunday. You can get 20/1 and better the field.
2018 – Satoshi Kodaira -12*
2017 – Wesley Bryan -13
2016 – Branden Grace -9
2015 – Jim Furyk -18 *
2014 – Matt Kuchar -11
Dustin Johnson 8/1
Francesco Molinari 18/1
Bryson Dechambeau 18/1
Xander Schauffele 20/1
Patrick Cantlay 22/1
Matt Kuchar 25/1
Jordan Spieth 25/1
28/1 and better the balance, prices correct at the time of posting but are subject to change
Bryson Dechambeau each way at 18/1
I am looking to avoid those who were in contention at the Masters last week and while Dechambeau started well he did fade quite badly and wasn’t under too much pressure on the weekend. That early form in the Masters is quite important though as he hasn’t been in the greatest nick of late and it shows his game is coming back and given that he has 2 Top 5’s finishes here the last 3 years, this could be the course where he regains the winning habit.
Kevin Kisner each way at 30/1
Kisner followed up his Matchplay win with a T21 finish at the Masters. He is a very solid player who clearly enjoys this course and has finished runner-up 4 years ago and in the last 2 years has finished 11th and 7th.
Branden Grace each way at 50/1
The South African is a past champion here and in his 3 appearances has not finished worse than 11th. He hasn’t been in the greatest form of late, but did show some decent flashes early on in the Masters and managed to make the last 16 of the Matchplay.
Graeme McDowell each way at 66/1
McDowell is a past winner here although it was a few years back. He generally performs well at this venue though and he is in good form with a victory in his penultimate start or be it in a fairly weak field and a Top 10 in his last start.
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