Welcome to the Spooky Express’s weekly golf breakdown, where we dive in head first to this week’s tournament and look for your best options for betting. In this week’s article, we will take a look at the course, course history, recent form and many other variables that we feel will have a bearing on the outcome of this week’s tournament. Without any further delay, let’s take a look at the RBC Heritage.
The pro’s of the PGA head to Hilton Head, South Carolina this week for the RBC Heritage. Before we talk about this week, let’s briefly go over last week at the Charles Schwab Challenge.
Last week, we welcomed back PGA into our lives with the Charles Schwab Challenge. For those of you that have not signed up for our Spooky Express Golf Newsletter, you missed out on an interesting week.
We started Sunday with a shot to cash several ways. We had Jordan Spieth at 45/1 (who was in 2nd place), Colin Morikawa at 40/1 (who was Spooky’s bonus play and also in 2nd place) and Daniel Berger at 66/1 (who was in 7th place).
After all was said and done, Berger came from 7th place and got us the win. We gave it out at 66/1 however if you played it at Bookmaker, you were lucky enough to get it at 90/1!!! A simple $100 wager brought you back $9,000!!!
RBC Heritage Tournament Details
Current Champion: CT Pan
Dates: June 18-21, 2020
Prize Pool: $7,100,000
The RBC Heritage will take place starting Thursday, June 18 and run for 4 consecutive days until Sunday, June 21 2020. The RBC Heritage has been around since 1969 and has been played under various different names in its 52-year history.
The RBC Heritage has been called The Heritage, Verizon Heritage, MCI Heritage, WorldCom Classic-The Heritage of Golf, MCI Classic, MCI Heritage Golf Classic, Sea Pines Heritage, Sea Pines Heritage Classic, Heritage Classic and Heritage Golf Classic.
The RBC Heritage is routinely played in the month of April, the week following the Masters, however this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the tournament was moved until June.
The tournament has a prize pool of $7.1 million dollars. This tournament is one of the few tournaments that are “Invitation Only” tournaments maintained by the PGA. Due to the fact that it is invite only, there are normally fewer golfers playing in the tournament.
Past Winners (Last 5 Years)
|2003||Davis Love III||-13|
Several golfers have won this tournament multiple times, leading me to believe that course history must be taken into consideration when handicapping this particular tournament. Davis Love III leads all golfers with (5) five wins at Harbour Town GL and he will be in this week's tournament looking for his 6th victory.
Hale Irwin has won the RBC Heritage (3) three times in 1971, 1973 and 1994. The (2) two-time winners for this tournament are Johnny Miller, Hubert Green, Tom Watson, Fuzzy Zoeller, Payne Stewart, Stewart Cink, Boo Weekley and Jim Furyk.
The RBC Heritage has a normal cut of the Top 70 plus ties. Due to the fact that this tournament is a smaller tournament because of the invite-only status, that will mean that a larger percentage of the golfers will make it through the cut, making it a bit more difficult to win on the weekend.
Harbour Town Golf Links – Hilton Head, South Carolina
The RBC Heritage is played at the Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Harbour Town GL was designed by Pete Dye, with the help of Jack Nicklaus, in the late 1960’s.
Harbour Town GL is just under 7100 yards in total length so this course is more about accuracy than it is about distance. This course, more than most others, puts a higher emphasis on a good iron play due to much shorter play and plenty of tree-lined fairways, that can cause major headaches for golfers that don’t make it on the fairways and greens.
Speaking of the greens, they are very small! The putting surfaces are minut compared to other areas they will play on and the smallest that they have played on leading up to this course this year. Dye has made this course with about 34% smaller greens than what they are used to seeing at other golf courses on the PGA Tour.
The course is very narrow and since it is a Pete Dye course, golfers will need to think a shot ahead and will need to set up their upcoming shots and approach shots.
RBC Heritage System Attributes
Because of the small greens and shorter distance, our top system attribute this week will be Scrambling. The true indicator of this course and the determination of who will win will come down to who can recover from those shots that miss the fairways and greens. Additionally, the last 5 winners of the RBC Heritage were 22nd or better in Scrambling.
- Strokes Gained: Approach
- Greens In Regulation
- Strokes Gained: Tee To Green
- Par 4 Scoring
- Course History
- Good Form
|Aaron Baddeley 275-1||Erik Van Rooyen 200-1||Michael Gligic 1000-1|
|Aaron Wise 250-1||Ernie Els 400-1||Michael Kim 1000-1|
|Abraham Ancer 60-1||Gary Woodland 40-1||Michael Thompson 400-1|
|Adam Hadwin 125-1||Glen Day 750-1||Nate Lashley 350-1|
|Adam Long 350-1||Graeme McDowell 150-1||Nick Watney 300-1|
|Adam Schenk 350-1||Harold Verner 125-1||Pat Perez 300-1|
|Alex Noren 150-1||Harris English 90-1||Patrick Reed 30-1|
|Andrew Landry 250-1||Harry Higgs 200-1||Patrick Rodgers 150-1|
|Andrew Putnam 250-1||Hideki Matsuyama 30-1||Patton Kizzire 500-1|
|Andy Ogletree 500-1||Ian Poulter 90-1||Peter Malnati 400-1|
|Austin Cook 350-1||J.J. Spaun 400-1||Rafa Cabrera Bello 90-1|
|Bernhard Langer 500-1||J.T. Poston 100-1||Rickie Fowler 50-1|
|Bill Haas 500-1||Jason Day 70-1||Roger Sloan 750-1|
|Billy Horschel 80-1||Jason Dufner 225-1||Rory McIlroy 11-1|
|Bo Van Pelt 1500-1||Jason Kokrak 90-1||Rory Sabbatini 125-1|
|Branden Grace 50-1||Jazz Janewattananond 275-1||Russell Henley 150-1|
|Brandt Snedeker 90-1||Jhonattan Vegas 250-1||Russell Knox 150-1|
|Brendon Todd 200-1||Jim Furyk 150-1||Ryan Armour 500-1|
|Brian Gay 400-1||Jim Herman 1000-1||Ryan Moore 175-1|
|Brian Harman 125-1||Jimmy Walker 275-1||Ryan Palmer 125-1|
|Brian Stuard 300-1||Joaquin Niemann 100-1||Sam Burns 275-1|
|Brice Garnett 500-1||Joel Dahmen 80-1||Sam Ryder 500-1|
|Bronson Burgoon 400-1||Jon Rahm 18-1||Scott Brown 500-1|
|Brooks Koepka 35-1||Jordan Spieth 30-1||Scott Piercy 125-1|
|Bryson DeChambeau 16-1||Justin Rose 30-1||Scott Stalling 350-1|
|Bubba Watson 100-1||Justin Thomas 16-1||Scottie Scheffler 66-1|
|Bud Cauley 125-1||K.J. Choi 500-1||Sebastian Munoz 225-1|
|Byeong Hun An 90-1||Keith Mitchell 250-1||Sepp Straka 500-1|
|C.T. Pan 200-1||Kevin Chappell 275-1||Sergio Garcia 70-1|
|Cameron Smith 150-1||Kevin Kisner 66-1||Shane Lowry 66-1|
|Cameron Tringale 400-1||Kevin Na 100-1||Si-Woo Kim 225-1|
|Carlos Ortiz 300-1||Kevin Streelman 175-1||Spencer Ralston 500-1|
|Charl Schwartzel 200-1||Kevin Tway 350-1||Stewart Cink 400-1|
|Charles Howell 225-1||Kyle Stanley 300-1||Sung-Hoon Kang 250-1|
|Charley Hoffman 200-1||Kyoung-Hoon Lee 400-1||Sung-Jae Im 28-1|
|Chesson Hadley 200-1||Lanto Griffin 250-1||Talor Gooch 200-1|
|Chez Reavie 175-1||Louis Oosthuizen 80-1||Ted Potter 500-1|
|Chris Stroud 750-1||Lucas Glover 175-1||Tom Hoge 225-1|
|Christiaan Bezuidenhout 125-1||Luke Donald 175-1||Tony Finau 50-1|
|Collin Morikawa 25-1||Luke List 125-1||Troy Merritt 250-1|
|Corey Conners 100-1||Mackenzie Hughes 300-1||Tyler Duncan 300-1|
|Daniel Berger 40-1||Mark Hubbard 300-1||Tyrrell Hatton 60-1|
|Danny Lee 175-1||Martin Trainer 1000-1||Vaughn Taylor 300-1|
|Danny Willett 225-1||Matt Every 500-1||Victor Perez 250-1|
|David Hearn 500-1||Matt Jones 250-1||Vijay Singh 750-1|
|Davis Love 750-1||Matt Kuchar 45-1||Viktor Hovland 66-1|
|Denny McCarthy 300-1||Matt Wallace 225-1||Webb Simpson 30-1|
|Doc Redman 350-1||Matthew Fitzpatrick 55-1||Wesley Bryan 275-1|
|Dustin Johnson 35-1||Matthew Wolff 175-1||Wyndham Clark 275-1|
|Dylan Frittelli 250-1||Maverick McNealy 150-1||Xander Schauffele 22-1|
|Emiliano Grillo 200-1||Max Homa 150-1||Zach Johnson 150-1|
Many golf fans from around the world were waiting in anticipation to see Tiger Woods return to the golf course however he made the decision to sit out this week and therefore, we won’t see him this week at the RBC Heritage.
An interesting fact about this tournament is the past 4 winners of the RBC Heritage, were all 1st time winners on the PGA Tour. It is hard to think that this will be the case this year, as this is a much more competitive field with several of the top players on the OWGR.
Single Wagers To Win
Webb Simpson at 28/1
We rolled Simpson out last week as our FREE golfer for the Spooky Express article and he missed the cut. Most people will shake their head and refuse to play him this week however you would be sadly mistaken if you do because he loves this course. He has played here 10 times and has an average course score of 70.16. He has made the cut here 5 straight times, which includes a 5th place finish in 2018. You must have short term memory loss in golf betting if you want to be successful so forget last week and roll with Webb for a nice bounce back week.
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