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Matchup Odds and Best Bets for RBC Heritage: Kevin Kisner Poised For Big Week at Harbour Town

Ryan Sura

by Ryan Sura in Golf

Jun 16, 2020 · 5:47 AM PDT

Collin Morikawa
Collin Morikawa tees off on the 13th hole during the second round of the Genesis Invitational golf tournament at Riviera Country Club, Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)
  • A star studded field will play the RBC Heritage Open at Harbour Town Golf Links from June 18th to June 21st
  • Matt Kuchar, Rory McIlroy, and Collin Morikawa are a few of the favorites from this week’s matchup groups
  • Read below to find out the best bets for the RBC Heritage Open matchup groups

The PGA Tour will head to South Carolina’s Harbour Town Golf Links for the 52nd RBC Heritage this upcoming weekend. There is a great cast heading to Hilton Head, which makes the matchup groups hard to dissect this week.

Rory McIlroy and Bryson DeChambeau are the favorites heading into this week’s tournament. McIlroy and DeChambeau are favorites in their respective matchup groups as well, however, they do not necessarily present the best value.

Let’s take a look at three of the matchup groups and who pose the best bet from each pool of players.

2020 RBC Heritage Group B Odds

Player Odds
Collin Morikawa +300
Patrick Reed +334
Webb Simpson +334
Justin Rose +400
Sungjae Im +400

All odds taken June 16th

Will Morikawa’s Magic Continue?

Collin Morikawa has been sensational since his PGA Tour debut last June at the RBC Canadian Open. He nearly won last week at the Charles Schwab Challenge, before succumbing in a playoff to Daniel Berger.

The 23-year-old is one of the hottest players on Tour right now, and I expect another week of strong results for a player with his ball striking ability within the tight lies of Harbour Town.

Morikawa has a few tough competitors in his group, with Justin Rose and Patrick Reed in the mix, but that doesn’t change the fact that he could easily turn it on again this week. None of the players in this group have played particularly well other than Simpson at this event as well.

When Morikawa starts to play well, it usually lasts. He finished 2nd at the 3M Open last July and went on to finish 4th at the John Deere Classic and then got his first Tour win at the Barracuda Championship in his next two starts.

The young American has putt the ball very well on Bentgrass and Bermudagrass in the past, and first time players at Harbour Town Links have placed very well in their debuts.

Pick: Collin Morikawa (+300)

2020 RBC Heritage Group C Odds

Player Odds
Hideki Matsuyama +300
Jordan Spieth +334
Dustin Johnson +350
Brooks Koepka +350
Rickie Fowler +450

Spieth Back on Track

Jordan Spieth had a solid 36 hole start at the Charles Schwab Challenge but ended up finishing T-10. Spieth was 2nd in Strokes Gained: Putting and 4th in Driving Accuracy after his first two rounds in Fort Worth before struggling with consistency over the weekend.

It looks like Spieth is on the right track to have another great finish in Hilton Head.

Spieth finished 9th in 2013, 12th in 2014, and 11th in 2015 at the RBC Heritage. Spieth plays better at courses where he needs to rely on his accuracy and short game and Harbour Town Golf Links sets up for that.

Other than Dustin Johnson, none of the players in Spieth’s group have played in this event in the last five years and Johnson has placed just 16th and 28th in his last two starts. Spieth has great value at +334 and is looking to heat up after a great start in his home state of Texas.

Pick: Jordan Spieth (+334)

2020 RBC Heritage Group F Odds

Player Odds
Matt Kuchar +250
Kevin Kisner +350
Abraham Ancer +400
Billy Horschel +400
J.T. Poston +400

Tougher Group Than Meets the Eye

This is a very interesting group to wager on. Kuchar has been a stud at this event posting four Top 10’s, a win in 2014, and a second-place finish last year. Billy Horschel has two Top 10’s and J.T. Poston finished 6th last year.

A sneaky good group with a lot of great options, but I am going with Aiken, South Carolina native Kevin Kisner.

Kisner has that “I am trying to annihilate everybody in the field” attitude every time he steps up to the first tee. Like Spieth, Kisner flourishes on shorter courses. He has proved that with a 2nd place finish in 2015, 11th place finish in 2017, and 7th place finish in 2018 at the RBC Heritage.

Harbour Town Golf Links was designed by Pete Dye and Kisner tends to play extremely well on these courses. Kisner won the WGC-Dell Match Play in 2019 at Austin Country Club – a Dye course. He also has a strong track record at Dye’s signature TPC Sawgrass.

Kisner posted four rounds in the 60s to finish 29th in Fort Worth last week. Back in his home state of South Carolina this week there would be no better place to put on a show, even if it is with no fans.

Pick: Kevin Kisner (+350)

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