By Vik Chokshi
FOX Sports Game Staff
From Brooks Koepka showing the world he’s back to Jon Rahm showing his mastery of the field in a comeback for the ages, Masters Week did not disappoint.
We now turn our attention to gambling at Harbor Town in Hilton Head Island, SC for this week’s RBC Heritage.
While some big stars are missing, notably Rory McIlroy, Jason Day and Hideki Matsuyama, the field is full of studs among the 132 golfers.
Surprisingly, defending champion Jordan Spieth (+1800) is not the betting favorite this week. That honor goes to Scottie Scheffler, who is currently listed at +800 at FOX Bet to win it all.
For the past 10 years, players who have entered contention at the pressure-packed Masters have struggled in Harbor Town. In fact, six of the last 10 winners of this tournament missed the Masters cut entirely. Keep that in mind when placing your bets this week.
The Pete Dye-designed course is a par-71 that measures 7,121 yards and features Bermuda greens. The course rewards accuracy in distance, leaving the driver out of the game. So when you’re preparing your betting card, look for surgeons above the big bombers.
Now that we’ve got the basics out of the way, let’s get into my total portfolio for this tournament.
Nick’s Masters Summary
Nick Wright shares his reaction and main takeaways from the Masters.
Colin Morikawa +1800 at Bet FOX
Although Morikawa finished T10 at the Masters, this hasn’t been the start to the season he was hoping for. A win here would change that in an instant. And if there’s a course tailor-made for Morikawa’s game, this is it.
As mentioned earlier, this week is all about precision and iron play, which is where the 26-year-old thrives. One of the key metrics for success here is Strokes Gained: Approach, and Morikawa ranks second in that category.
He’s also 3-for-3 in cuts at Harbor Town, with a T7 in 2021.
Cam Young +2000 at Bet FOX
Young is hitting the ball well, quietly finishing T7 last week in just his second Masters. In his debut here last year, he shot a 63 in the first round and finished T3. This is no small feat considering the competition and the course.
Young will start winning a lot of tournaments very soon because he is that good. What better time than this weekend, with a couple bucks to go with it?
Justin Thomas +2500 at Bet FOX
This feels like déjà vu. Last year Jordan Spieth missed the cut at the Masters and then went on to win the RBC Heritage. Last week, Justin Thomas missed the cut, and…you see where I’m going with this.
Thomas had an epic meltdown at Augusta, which is the only reason you get a golfer of his caliber at 25-1. Look for him to be more motivated after last week’s debacle.
Recent bias aside, he’s pretty good at this game of golf. Thomas has won by strokes in five of his last seven starts and finished T11 here in 2015 and T8 in 2020.
His iron game and steely-eyed approach should help him play through Sunday. At +2500, Thomas is an autoplay for me.
Matt Fitzpatrick +3000 at Bet FOX
Fitzpatrick has finished in the top 15 in three of his last five appearances at Harbor Town, and this is one of his favorite courses. I love little things like this so that no matter what level of golfer you are, you’ll be more confident playing the courses you love.
If you have seen the Netflix documentary Full operation, you know Fitzpatrick looks to analytics for an edge in every tournament. This is an event where his precision on the course and data taking will keep him going.
Shane Lowry +3000 at Bet FOX
Lowry is a great forward on the ball and comes into this tournament in great form. Last week, he hit 50/56 fairways (89.29%). If you filter the data to just his last five starts, he has finished in the top 10% of the field in SG:T2G in four of those last five starts.
Lowry’s course history at Harbor Town is fantastic, finishing in the Top 10 in three of the last four years. I love it at this price.
If you follow me Twitter, you know I love to bet on long shots in golf. There is something exciting about holding a lottery ticket until Sunday. It also gives you multiple coverage opportunities if you want to eliminate some of your risk.
That said, here are two guys worth sprinkling some pizzazz on:
Yes Woo Kim +6000 BC Bet FOX
Once again, approach play will be the name of the game this week. If you dig even deeper, the 150-200 yard game will be the key to success this week, which is where Kim’s money has been. He’s ranked ninth from 150-175 yards and 10th from 175-200 yards over the past three months.
He finished tied for second here in 2018 and is in a great place to bounce back. That number will be greatly shortened by the end of Thursday.
Justin Rose +6500 BC Bet FOX
He finished tied for 14th last year, has played well this year (won the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am) and his skill set fits this course.
This bet is also a numbers play as I see this getting closer to 50-1 before the tournament starts.
You could do a lot worse than drop a few bucks on Rose to win this thing at 65-1.
I just lost: JT Poston
RBC Heritage Odds & Field
(odds provided by FOX Bet)
Scottie Scheffler +800 (bet $10 to win $90 total)
Jon Rahm +800 (bet $10 to win $90 total)
Patrick Cantlay +1200 (bet $10 to win $130 total)
Collin Morikawa +1800 (bet $10 to win $190 total)
Jordan Spieth +1800 (bet $10 to win $190 total)
Cameron Young +2000 (bet $10 to win $210 total)
Viktor Hovland +2000 (bet $10 to win $210 total)
Justin Thomas +2500 (bet $10 to win $260 total)
Sunjae Im +2500 (bet $10 to win $260 total)
Xander Schauffele +2500 (bet $10 to win $260 total)
Tony Finau +2500 (bet $10 to win $260 total)
Matt Fitzpatrick +2800 (bet $10 to win $290 total)
Max Hom +2800 (bet $10 to win $290 total)
Shane Lowry +3000 (bet $10 to win $310 total)
Tom Kim +3500 (bet $10 to win $360 total)
Sam Burns +3500 (bet $10 to win $360 total)
Tyrrell Hatton +4000 (bet $10 to win $410 total)
Matt Kuchar +4000 (bet $10 to win $410 total)
Russell Henley +4500 (bet $10 to win $460 total)
Corey Conners +5000 (bet $10 to win $510 total)
JT Poston +5000 (bet $10 to win $510 total)
Full Field Odds at FOX Bet
The last five winners at Harbor Town
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