Red-Hot Field Tees Up in South Carolina
The week after The Masters used to be time off for the top professionals, but a stellar field headlines the RBC Heritage this week.
Justin Thomas tops golf betting markets after a tidy performance at Augusta, but he’ll need to fend off the likes of Collin Morikawa, Dustin Johnson, and Cam Smith.
Bettors are growing increasingly frustrated with Thomas, but the American could pull through.
Let’s check the latest news, stats, injury reports, and Golf odds for RBC Heritage. We’ve plenty of predictions for you to consider.
Now’s the Time For Thomas
Bettors are becoming frustrated with Justin Thomas. He’s playing good golf, but not paying off.
His most recent win came over a year ago in “The Players” and Thomas going over a year without winning isn’t common practice.
He played well at Augusta after posting a T8 finish and if he continues to strike the ball well, it’s only a matter of time before he starts rolling in putts.
The sportsbook is confident Thomas can find his winning form. He’s currently the +1100 favorite, so there is confidence in betting markets.
We’re confident Thomas won’t take much longer to score an overdue win and it could come at the RBC Heritage.
Pick: Justin Thomas +1100
More Morikawa Magic
Collin Morikawa ended his Masters tournament with a hole-out from the bunker, so the young American has momentum.
He is now the second-best player in the world behind Scottie Scheffler and he was over the moon with what happened on the 18th hole at Augusta after Rory McIlroy holed out.
“What you just saw on the last hole with me and Rory, that was the coolest thing in the world,” Morikawa told Sports Illustrated.
He’s one of the best ball strikers on the PGA Tour, which often leads to winning golf tournaments. It has been his recipe for success and he’s a big danger to the hopes of Justin Thomas.
“In a small package, [my strategy] is just really hitting cuts and hitting fairways,” Morikawa added. “That’s as simple as it gets. Those are my strengths. Irons are my strength.”
We won’t be leaving Morikawa off our tickets and the +1400 is a fair price from bookmakers.
Pick: Collin Morikawa +1400
Lowry Brings Masters Form
We thought Shane Lowry was a good chance at The Masters and he didn’t let us down.
The burly Irishman finished T3 after a strong closing round of -3 and he’s often an underrated player, however, betting online markets are respecting the 35-year-old at the RBC Heritage.
Lowry is on the sixth line of betting at +2200 and we can’t turn down those odds. He represents value in every tournament he plays and we expect those odds to tighten closer to tee time.
The 2019 Open Championship winner knows what it takes to win big tournaments. He has yet to win a PGA Tour tournament, excluding the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, so he’ll be wanting to check this one off his bucket list.
He caused controversy at Augusta for swearing at his caddie. He missed the green from 30 yards out, which was apparently his caddie’s fault. However, it’s not unlike an Irishman to wear his heart on his sleeve.
Despite the blow-up, Lowry has big upside in South Carolina and the odds are too good to pass up.
Pick: Shane Lowry +2200