Golf Betting - The Heritage Preview

As the weather gets warmer, the PGA Tour makes its way up the coast. The Heritage is the next stop for golf betting, taking the links at Harbour Town this week. Here's a look at the notables among the field:

Luke Donald

The World's No. 3-ranked golfer took a week off to catch his breath following a thrilling finish to The Masters two weeks ago. Donald finished tied for fourth after shooting twin rounds of 69 on the weekend, closing the major tournament with five birdies on the back nine but also posting a costly double bogey and bogey down the stretch. Last season, Donald finished third at The Heritage, falling out of the lead with a final-round 70.

Graeme McDowell

McDowell is another golfer among the best in the World Golf Rankings, coming into The Heritage ranked fifth. The Irishman hasn't been sharp in his recent American outings, missing the cut at both The Masters and the Arnold Palmer Invitational at the end of March. He recorded just four birdies and an eagle in the first two rounds at Augusta, and has struggled with his putting this year, ranked 99th in putts per hole. McDowell has not played at The Heritage since 2006, missing the cut with a score of 145 through the first two rounds.

Jim Furyk

The veteran is the defending champion at Harbour Town this week, edging Brian Davis in a playoff to claim the tournament title last spring. Furyk shot a 13-under to top the leaderboard in 2010, following up a missed cut in 2009 and a fourth-place showing in 2008. This season he's missed two cuts to start the year but appears to be finding his form. He finished 13th at the Transitions Championship, ninth at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, and tied for 24th at The Masters.

Matt Kuchar

Kuchar is coming off another forgettable showing at Augusta, finishing tied for 27th. He posted rounds of 68 and 69, but separated those impressive showings with rounds of 75 on Friday and Sunday. However, his troubles at The Masters shouldn't come into play this week in South Carolina. Kuchar is still 10th in the World Golf Rankings and eighth on the current money list, with six Top 10s in his nine events this season. Last year, he finished T-14 at The Heritage, and he placed seventh in 2008.