This week the regular PGA Tour roadshow lands in Hilton Head, South Carolina (only a short 2.5 hours drive from Augusta) for the RBC Heritage
RBC Heritage: The Tournament
“The Heritage” was first held in 1969. At that time it was billed as a late-season event, being played in either October or November. In 1973 it moved to April, and then in 1983 became a regular feature the week after the US Masters – only moving to June last year on account of the pandemic. Normally, because of its proximity to Augusta, there tends to be a solid turn-out from those who competed the previous week, plus those who didn’t make the grade at the Masters. It’s another pretty strong line-up again this year as many top golfers just want to play again after failing to fire at Augusta. As one of the five annual events given “invitational” status, the Heritage has a slightly reduced field of 132 (as opposed to the PGA Tour standard of 156).
RBC Heritage: The Course
The Harbour Town Links course at the Sea Pines Resort in Hilton Head was designed by Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus. It’s on the coast and is regarded as one of the most picturesque venues in the States. The course plays 7,099 yards and is a par 71. Scoring can be good if the conditions set fair (which they look to be for most of this week).
262: Webb Simpson (2020).
61: Troy Merritt (2015)
RBC Heritage: Past Winners
2020: Webb Simpson
2019: CT Pan
2018: Satoshi Kodaira
2017: Wesley Bryan
2016: Branden Grace
RBC Heritage: The Field
A reduced field of 132 golfers are here this week. Dustin Johnson is the $13 favourite with TopSport.
RBC Heritage: The Weather
Possibly a little wet this week, with some rain around the region (40%-10%-40%-30% chance of precipitation each of the four days). But the wind is benign at speeds under 10mph, and temperatures a little cool for the season, just hitting the low 70s (F). But still, pretty decent conditions for the players.
RBC Heritage: Value Bets
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Matt Wallace – each-way (currently $46 with TopSport)
Charley Hoffman – each-way (currently $81 with TopSport)
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