It was a forgettable week betting wise last week in the Masters, but I’ll take it if it means Tiger Woods wins another major. What a story of perseverance that goes beyond sports. Congrats to those who have bet Tiger week after week with nothing to show for it. You got the payday you we’re looking for. We make our first and only trip to South Carolina this week for the RBC Heritage, an event that debuted in 1969 and has seen a playoff five of the last nine years. Let’s makeup for a poor showing last week.
Here are five golfers to consider throwing on your card this week.
Dustin Johnson, +800 - With a runner-up finish last week, Dustin Johnson has finished in the top-10 in six of his last eight events. Johnson has missed the cut in two of his three appearances at the RBC Heritage, but he finished 16th last year. This is a course Johnson should thrive on considering he grew up in South Carolina and went to college at Coastal Carolina. In fact, Johnson has mentioned in the past that he’s a fan of Harbour Town Golf Links and says it favors his game. While he’s the favorite, it’s hard to put together a card and not include Johnson this week.
Bryson DeChambeau, +1800 - Bryson DeChambeau has finished outside of the top-25 in four of his last five events, which includes last week at the Masters. The good news is DeChambeau has finished inside the top-five in two of his three appearances at the RBC Heritage. DeChambeau is another who has mentioned how much he enjoys Harbour Town Golf Links, so the results aren’t a fluke of a small sample size. You can make a case that DeChambeau should be favored to win this tournament, making these odds a must play.
Matt Kuchar, +2200 - Matt Kuchar is coming off a strong -8 showing at the Masters and now has top-15 finishes in each of his last three tournaments. Kuchar should be able to build on this hot streak he has going considering he’s made the cut in each of his last 13 appearances at the RBC Heritage, and that includes a victory here in 2014 when he made a monster comeback to beat Luke Donald. Kuchar is averaging a finish of 9.8 in his last five trips at Harbour Town Golf Links. There’s terrific value here.
Jim Furyk, +3000 - Jim Furyk has finished in the top-25 in eight of his last 11 events and has a rest advantage over some of the field after not participating in the Masters. Furyk is one of 10 golfers to win the RBC Heritage at least twice, as he did so in 2010 and 2015. Furyk has made the cut here 15 of 19 times and also has two runner-up finishes in 2005 and 2006. In eight of the last 11 times Furyk has made the cut at this event, he’s finished in the top-10. Hard to pass up these odds with that history.
Kevin Kisner, +2500 - Kevin Kisner has five straight top-25 finishes, which includes his third career PGA victory at WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play. Kisner is from South Carolina, so he’s very familiar with this course and had a runner-up finish here in 2015. Kisner has made the cut in each of his last five appearances at the RBC Heritage and finished seventh here last year. This is a good chance for the Aiken native to get two victories in the same year for the first time in his career.