RBC Heritage Golf Tips & Betting Preview 2017

RBC Heritage Golf Tips & Betting Preview 2017

by 10th April 2017

RBC Heritage Preview, Tips and Odds

Venue & Prize Fund at the RBC Heritage
Harbour Town GL, Hilton Head, SC • Purse: $6,500,000

The first tournament since the Masters, the RBC Heritage gets underway this week and it is always tricky from a betting point of view, looking at a field after such a brilliant major has just happened. The Heritage moved to this post-Masters slot in 1983 and has long since been the fun tournament we all need after such a tense week at Augusta National.

The course is short by tour standards and has many birdie opportunities, usually leading to some very low scores posted throughout the four days. The test here comes in the form of narrow fairways and tough greens, crack them and you will be presented with numerous birdie opportunities, however, hit the rough ground and the course will test you.

The last two champions line-up this week, Branden Grace last year’s winner and 2015 winner Jim Furyk, who couldn’t defend his title last year due to injury. Grace won from three shots behind going into Sunday last year, posting five-under on the final day to win the tournament ahead of Luke Donald.

It is that man, Luke Donald who really interests me this week, due to his excellent record at the course. He has played here every year for the past eight years, shooting six top-3 finishes and an overall total of 63-under par during that eight-year stint. If anyone out there deserves to lift the RBC Heritage trophy, then surely it is the Englishman.

Donald didn’t play at the Masters last week so he should be fresh compared to some of the field heading into this. I am sure he will have had this event circled on his calendar from the start of the season and he will have put a lot of effort into making sure he is 100% ready to attempt to win this trophy. A run of good form in February saw Donald finish 23rd at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am, 17th at the Genesis and 27th at the Honda Classic, so he is closing in on another tour victory. He has since disappointed at the Valspar and the Houston Open, but like I have said, I expect him to be raring to go in this event.

Elsewhere, another player who likes the course is Jim Furyk and he has won this tournament twice in the past seven years and comes here to defend his 2015 title. Furyk isn’t getting any younger and his best playing days are behind him, but he is another who will have has this event circled off in his calendar from the start of the season. A return to this venue, especially after missing out last year, could see him perform very well and you wouldn’t rule him out of contention to go close again.

It is always tough trying to compare players who have played in the Masters last week and players who have missed the event and that means it’s a tough challenge to pick someone this week. However, Donald and Furyk have both shown a love for this golf course, it is a tournament that means something to them both and I expect to see them both go close this week.

Our final tip for the Heritage goes to Matt Kuchar, who came so close to winning the Masters last week with the highlight being a hole in one at the 16th. A final round 67 saw him leap up the leaderboard to finish a t4 with the impressive Thomas Pieters. Kuchar is another player who loves it round here having won in 2014, he starts as a worthy favourite but still looks good value at 14/1.

So our three tips for the RBC Heritage are as follows:

Luke Donald – Back with Paddypower at odds of 33/1 – Click to place bet with Paddypower

Jim Furyk – Back with Paddypower at odds of 28/1 – Click to place bet with Paddypower

Matt Kuchar – Back with Paddypower at odds of 14/1 – Click to place bet with Paddypower

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RBC Heritage Tips

Matt Kuchar – best odds @ 14/1
Jim Furyk – best odds @ 28/1
Luke Donald – best odds @ 33/1

Betting odds for the 2017 RBC Heritage

Matt Kuchar 14/1
Brandt Snedeker 18/1
Brandon Grace 20/1
Martin Kaymer 20/1
Bill Haas 22/1
Tyrrell Hatton 25/1
Russell Henley 25/1
Adam Hadwin 28/1
Matthew Fitzpatrick 28/1
Charley Hoffman 28/1
Jim Furyk 28/1
Kevin Kisner 33/1
Jason Dufner 33/1
Russell Knox 33/1
Billy Horschel 33/1
Shane Lowry 33/1
Bryson Dechambeau 35/1
Kevin Na 35/1
Graeme McDowell 40/1
Marc Leishman 40/1

50/1 bar – All prices are from Paddypower Bookmaker and are subject to change – Each Way 1/5 odds 1,2,3,4,5,6,7