The RBC Heritage is always a good Masters postpone as we try and redeem from some of a many heated golf of a year. This year’s eventuality should be generally good as new RBC envoy Dustin Johnson joins a common suspects in Hilton Head. I’m vehement to see what D.J. can do on a brief march like this and anxious for what should be one of a best ball-striking events of a year.
What: RBC Heritage | Where: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina | When: Apr 12-15
Field and odds
- Dustin Johnson: 8-1
- Paul Casey: 14-1
- Matt Kuchar: 18-1
- Cameron Smith: 22-1
- Adam Hadwin: 22-1
- Webb Simpson: 25-1
- Marc Leishman: 25-1
- Patrick Cantlay: 28-1
- Brian Harman: 28-1
- Kevin Kisner: 28-1
Field strength: C+
It’s not a good field, though it also has a No. 1 actor in a world. we don’t design most a week after a vital championship, either.
Three stories to watch
1. D.J. rolls in: Johnson has played this eventuality before, though not for scarcely a decade and never good (79, 79, 76, 71 are his 4 scores here). A new RBC sponsorship roped him into this year’s tournament, and I’m flattering preoccupied to see how it goes. Obviously Johnson’s diversion is prodigious, though this is a opposite march from where he routinely excels. Still, it could be fun to watch him figure shots in a approach he’s routinely not asked to do in sequence to try and win this event. Not usually is he a improved actor than he was final time he came here, though he’s a most opposite one, too.
2. Augusta bump: Great lift here from PGATour.com that usually one of a final 5 champions here have skipped a Masters a week before. Most of a tip players in a margin this week play a Masters so it creates sense, though it’s positively something to remember when you’re creation picks.
3. Father, son and son: Davis Love III, a five-time champion here, and Dru Love will tee it adult this week in a same tournament, that means 3 generations of Loves will have played this event. Davis Love Jr. played it in a final 1960s. That’s flattering cool, even if conjunction has a genuine possibility during winning.
“It means a lot,” Dru Love told reporters. “It’s my family’s favorite tournament, his favorite, my mom’s favorite, sitting by a beach and a pool. It’s my favorite for examination golf.”
- 2017: Wesley Bryan
- 2016: Branden Grace
- 2015: Jim Furyk
- 2014: Matt Kucahr
- 2013: Graeme McDowell
This is what we competence design a list of RBC Heritage winners to demeanour like. Short hitters with clever brief games and iron play.
Genesis Open picks
Winner: Kuchar has done his final 14 cuts here, is personification utterly good so distant this year with 3 tip 10s in a final 3 months. He has not finished outward a tip 11 in his final 4 appearances during Hilton Head, according to Rob Bolton of PGATour.com. Odds: 14-1
Top 10: This should be renamed a Luke Donald Invitational. Donald has 7 (!) top-three finishes during this contest in a final 10 years Seven! Odds: 40-1
Sleeper: DeChambeau scarcely won here in 2016 after his Masters debut, and he’s been personification superb golf so distant this season. He comes into a week ranked No. 15 in strokes gained tee to green. Odds: 40-1