RBC Heritage Golf Preview and Betting Tips

Craig Edwards

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 8:20 AM UTC

Tuesday, Apr. 16, 2019 8:20 AM UTC

Craig Edwards @EdwardsTips_ previews the RBC Heritage sharing his best betting predictions 

<p><strong>Heritage Classic</strong></p><p><strong>Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina </strong></p><p><strong>Par 71, 7099 yards</strong></p><p><strong>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;Here are the top images from Monday, April 15 at the &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/hashtag/RBCHeritage?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#RBCHeritage&lt;/a&gt;! &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/lO9fs8BNSY\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/lO9fs8BNSY&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— RBC Heritage (@RBC_Heritage) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/RBC_Heritage/status/1117974163623481346?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;April 16, 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;\n"}[/]</strong></p><h2><strong>Preview</strong></h2><p>A long-established event on the PGA tour and this will be the 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the Heritage Classic. Since 1983 the tournament has been played the week after the US Masters in mid-April. Pete Dye and the great Jack Nicklaus are the co-designers of this tricky short layout that has some of the smallest greens on the PGA tour where accuracy tee to green is a premium.</p><p>Jack Nicklaus himself won the title in 1975 while Davis Love has won on a record five occasions and former two-time US Open champion Hale Irwin has won three times. Another former US Open champion Jim Furyk has won on two occasions and provided oddsmarket.com followers with an 80/1 only a few weeks ago. Other two-time winners in this weeks’ field are Boo Weekley a back to back winner in 2007/2008 and former British Open champion Stewart Cink. In last season's event we had a shock win by a debutant Japan's Satoshi Kodaira at 300/1 when a last round charge pipped long-time leader Si Woo Kim.</p><h2><strong>Contenders</strong></h2><p>Jim Furyk, a familiar name to followers of my column may find not playing in last week’s US Masters could work to his advantage this year for one of his favourite tournaments. Throughout his career he has always been the most consistent of performers and back in 2015 he won his second title here in an epic play off against World Matchplay champion Kevin Kisner.</p><p>Kevin Kisner is a player high on the list this week coming off that victory at the World Matchplay and three top eleven finishes in four years show how suitable he his for the quirky Hilton Head course. Last week at Augusta he was never in contention but finished in a respectable twenty-first.</p><p>Aaron Baddeley was champion in 2006 and a runner up in 2008, this season he has contended regularly on the PGA tour and looks ready to add to his four previous tour victories.</p><p>No surprise that Matt Kuchar was once a winner here and often a regular top 10 finisher. If last week’s US Masters did not take too much out of him, we can expect a reliable showing.</p><p>A similar superb tee to green performer with a superb record here is former World number one Englishman Luke Donald who has a remarkable five-time runner up and two third place finishes here in the last ten years.</p><p>A proven winner South African Brendan Grace has only played here three times winning in 2016 and never worse than 11<sup>th</sup>.</p><p>2009 champion Brian Gay broke the scoring records here with a ten-stroke victory and a twenty under par total. He is still a factor on the PGA tour often popping up with top 10 finishes at his favourite venues.</p><p>Three young players who have shown a liking for the Harbour Town Golf Links and look future champions are Bryson Dechambeau, Patrick Cantlay and last years runner up Si Woo Kim. All three had busy weeks at Augusta with Patrick Cantlay taking the lead briefly after sixty-nine holes. Bryson Dechambeau did lead after the opening round while Si Woo Kim had a middle of the field finish keeping him under the radar.</p><p>The Puntacana Championship winner a few weeks ago Graeme McDowell was the 2013 winner and now back to form this proven winner could win again soon.</p><p>Ted Potter junior last year’s Pebble Beach Pro Am champion has shown a liking for this tournament and is the sort of inconsistent performer who could surprise this week.</p><p>This course is strongly suited to an accurate golfers making Webb Simpson, Kevin Na, Russell Knox, Jason Kokrak, Charley Hoffman, Brian Harman and Kevin Streelman all players I considered.</p><p>Players who played four rounds the previous week at Augusta are often at a disadvantage especially if they had been in contention. Patton Kizzire however, caught my attention with a top 20 finish and this streaky player is an each-way outsider this week.</p><h2><strong>Recommended Bets </strong></h2><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=acd6b93a-905e-45af-90ef-7eb1df661829" target="_blank" title="Golf Betting Odds"><em><strong>Jim Furyk – each way @40/1 (41.00) Coral</strong></em></a></p><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=b2e07733-b156-44ba-bdcb-83e67b8f8c27" target="_blank" title="Golf Betting Odds"><em><strong>Patton Kizzire – each way @100/1 (101.00) Sportingbet</strong></em></a></p><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18" target="_blank" title="Golf Betting Odds"><em><strong>Bryson Dechambeau - win @18/1 (19.00) Bet365 </strong></em></a></p>
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