2016 RBC Heritage Betting Preview And Tips

 
2016 RBC Heritage Betting Preview And Tips.

April 14th – 17th, 2016
Harbour Town G.L., Hilton Head, South Carolina
Par: 71 / Yardage: 7,101
Purse: $5.9 million with $1,062,000 to the winner
Defending Champion: Jim Furyk

Things to know about Harbour Town


Since last year Harbour Town has re-sown all the greens with TifEagle Bermudagrass and implemented design tweaks at 2, 5, 16 and 17. But don’t worry it’s still a short and straight batters track expected to play as 7,099 yards and par 71 this week.


Doc’s Five Best Bets At The 2016 RBC Heritage



Paul Casey  20/1

Paul Casey in his undies. 20/1

Paul did great for us with a place finish from 60/1 at The Masters and he can head down to South Carolina with real ambitions of grabbing a PGA Tour win amid a slightly lower key atmosphere.  In three visits here he has been T18, T22, T11 but arrives this year with a dominant greens in regulation game that suits the course well.  That T4 at Augusta comes after a T9 at the Arnold Palmer solo 7th in Doral so Paul is bang in form.

Matt Kuchar 20/1

 
Kuch. He'd smile through anything!
On form Kuch might not be everyone’s pick but he’s a horse for the course and makes my top five.  A win in 2014 and solo fifth last year are the highlights of 11 cuts made from 12 starts at Hilton Head.  A T24 at The Masters was very representative of his season to date on the PGA Tour but he was the straightest driver in the field at Augusta which will surely help on this week’s treelined track where there’s a premium on accuracy.

Matthew Fitzpatrick 30/1

Fitz. Loves his Mondeo.

Making his debut on the Harbour Town Links but I’m betting Matt will love the place.  It plays to all the strengths of accuracy and at 7,100 yards for a par-71 its not long.  He comes in buoyed by a brilliant T7 at the Masters having topped the greens in regulation stats over four tough days.  With a T35 in Doral, T27 in Bay Hill and T7 last week I’m betting the improvement will continue.

Brandt Snedeker 20/1

Sneds. Does it different to everyone else.

Another man who’ll have gotten a boost from a T10 at The Masters is Brandt Snedeker.  The Farmers champ had seemed to slip off the boil in recent weeks but will be among the favourites to contend here.  Won the event in 2011 but hasn’t featured high on the leaderboard since. Last year Sned’s week was blighted by an opening round of 77 but to his credit he recovered to a T26 finish.  Remains to be seen just how much toll the Masters has taken.

Kevin Kisner 25/1

Kevin Kisner. Superb in Tin Cup

The RSM winner started the year well but went off the boil substantially since.  However a T37 at The Masters was decent and this is a track that should suit his game a lot more than Augusta.  Lost in a playoff here 12 months ago, the first of three in the season; will the Golfing Gods pay him back?

Long Odds Glory Shot


Aaron Baddeley 150/1

Badds. Bad most of the time these days. Maybe this will be the week?


For Badds Hilton Head is kindof the tournament where he can punch his ticket.  It’s the 10 year anniversary of his 2006 win at Hilton Head and the Aussie has shown signs of decent form with a T8 at The Farmers and again in Puerto Rico.  My long odds shot this week!


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