RBC Heritage: PGA Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 4/14/16
The 2016 RBC Heritage
RBC Heritage: Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Harbour Town Golf Links) See the Latest Odds
TV: GOLF, CBS
After a thrilling Masters, we now turn our attention to the RBC Heritage in South Carolina. A course known for its history, the Harbour Town Golf Links is a personal favorite among a lot of the players on tour.
Here are some of the golfers to include on your card this week.
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Paul Casey - You can get Paul Casey with odds of +1600, which is pretty solid considering he’s finished in the top-25 in each of his three appearances at the Harbour Town Golf Links. Casey had an 11th place finish on this course back in 2009. Casey had an impressive fourth place finish at the Masters last week, and he had top-10 finishes at the WGC-Cadillac and Arnold Palmer. Casey is now 12th in scoring average and 10th in ball striking. I’ll gladly pour some money on the Englishman this weekend.
Luke Donald- We now turn our attention to another Englishman. Luke Donald hasn’t been good at all this season, but this is the one course you don’t want to sleep on him at. In his last seven appearances at the RBC Heritage, Donald has made seven cuts, which includes five top-three finishes. Donald absolutely loves the Harbour Town Golf Links, as he was runner-up in 2009, 2011 and 2014. Donald isn’t nearly as good as he was a few years ago, and he hasn’t won a PGA event since 2012. However, given Donald’s history on this course and the +5000 odds he’s getting, you have to give him action this week.
Bill Haas - Bill Haas doesn’t have a great history on this course like Donald, but he does bring good form this week with three straight top-25 finishes. In fact, Haas has made the cut in eight of 10 events and has finished in the top-10 in four of those appearances. Haas is 25th in eagles holes per and 40th in scoring average. Haas has been pretty consistent this season to ignore, especially when you’re getting +4000 odds.
Jason Day - When it’s all said and done, Jason Day is the best player in this field with a lot of the bigger names taking the week off. After winning his last two events heading into the Masters, Day placed 10th last week and looks to remain hot. Day is 12th in birdie average, fourth in putting strokes gained and seventh in the all-around rankings. In a field that’s not exactly loaded, you have to include Day on your card for a chance to make more than five times your money.
Jerry Kelly - Our big boy underdog this week is going to be 49-year-old Jerry Kelly. Kelly hasn’t won a PGA event since 2009, and he has just two top-25 finishes in nine events. However, Kelly has missed the cut just five times in 17 appearances at the RBC Heritage and has three-top finishes. One could argue that Kelly plays his best golf on this course. We may be digging a little deep here but after what happened at the Masters, I’ll give Kelly a shot with +12500 odds.