PGA Tour Expert Picks: RBC Heritage
It's Masters hangover week but that doesn't mean some great names aren't at the RBC Heritage. Former major winners abound at this week's tour stop.
Ahh, the Masters hangover event in Hilton Head. A good downtime for players to relax and enjoy a tournament that doesn't involve insane pressure and incredibly difficult greens.
Here's our preview of the 2014 RBC Heritage:
The RBC Heritage is played at Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head, South Carolina. It's a course PGA Tour pros once voted the second best course on the PGA Tour behind that little track they just left behind in north Georgia.
The tournament will take place April 17-20 and the purse will be $5.8 million. You can watch on Thursday and Friday (April 17-18) on Golf Channel from 3-6 PM and on Saturday and Sunday from 1-2:30 PM on Golf Channel and from 3-6 PM on CBS. You can also watch the simulcast on CBSSports.com on Saturday and Sunday.
All times Eastern
Participants and odds
Jordan Spieth: 16-1
Matt Kuchar: 16-1
Luke Donald: 18-1
Zach Johnson: 20-1
Jim Furyk: 20-1
Graham McDowell: 22-1
Harris English: 28-1
Brandt Snedeker: 33-1
Charl Schwartzel: 33-1
Bill Haas: 33-1
Hunter Mahan: 33-1
Kevin Na: 33-1
2013 -- Graham McDowell
2012 -- Carl Pettersson
2011 -- Brandt Snedeker
2010 -- Jim Furyk
2009 -- Brian Gay
Wait, this is the tournament where...
Graeme McDowell (22-1): I'm feeling a back-to-back for the Ulsterman. He missed the cut at Augusta so he'll be fully recharged on a course he dominated last year. He'll wear plaid again Sunday.
Lock for top 10
Luke Donald (18-1): Donald has four (four!) top three finishes in his last five outings at Hilton Head. Another guy missed the cut at the Masters so he'll be rested up. I haven't been this confident about a top 10 lock in a long time. Which means he'll finish T49 probably.
Rory Sabbatini (100-1): I like picking guys named "Rory." He has four top 20s in his last four starts at this tournament, including two top 10s. In a "good but not elite" field I like his 100-1 number even though he's played poorly of late.
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