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2020 RBC Heritage: Latest betting odds, favorites and sleeper picks for Harbour Town

PGA Tour returns to South Carolina Lowcountry with top 5 in the world entered at Harbour Town Golf Links as oddsmakers favor world No. 1 Rory McIlroy

The PGA Tour is back, but the much-anticipated return of Tiger Woods will have to wait at least another week (and quite likely until next month’s Memorial).

The field for this week’s RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head Island, S.C., will include the first winner since the three-month season shutdown from the coronavirus pandemic. Daniel Berger, who was listed Monday as a 40-1 pick to win this week, held off Collin Morikawa (25-1) in a playoff Sunday in the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas.

This week, unlike during the RBC Heritage’s traditional April slot in the week after the Masters, the annual stop in the South Carolina Lowcountry will feature a loaded roster. Once again, the top five in the Official World Golf Ranking will compete.

World No. 1 Rory McIlroy, despite fading into a tie for 32nd after a final-round 74 at Colonial, remained the betting favorite for the RBC Heritage. According to British oddsmaker William Hill, Northern Ireland’s McIlroy was listed at 11-1 to win in his first start at Harbour Town Golf Links since 2009. Americans Bryson DeChambeau (16-1) and Justin Thomas were listed as 16-1 co-second picks. DeChambeau, who finished one stroke out of the playoff Sunday, spent much of his quarantine time in the weight room as he marveled golf fans last week with his bigger physique and 5.5-degree driver. Jon Rahm, ranked No. 2 in the world, was bettors’ fourth pick at 18-1. American Xander Schauffele, who also finished one stroke out of a playoff at Colonial after a horseshoe lip-out on the 71st hole, was a 20-1 pick for Harbour Town.

Some insight for bettors to consider:

· Harbour Town, much like Colonial, rewards precision, so the players with strong short games and excellent ball-striking should have an advantage.

· Accuracy will be a much higher priority than length off the tee.

Among the favorites, DeChambeau and Thomas get our attention. While DeChambeau ranks only 122nd on Tour in driving accuracy this season, his added bulk has helped him top the Tour in driving distance (321.3 yards) and rank third in strokes gained off the tee (1.009). Thomas has been steady all year, with six top-10s in nine starts, including victories at the CJ Cup and the Tournament of Champions as he ranks second in the FedEx Cup standings.

For a sleeper, Webb Simpson is one of the game’s top players but feels like a value at 30-1. He has not performed well in his past couple of events, but he won the Phoenix Open in February and has not finished outside of the top 16 at Harbour Town in his past three trips. Look for the North Carolinian to feel at home this week.

Here are the full-field odds, according to William Hill:

Rory McIlroy

11/1

Bryson DeChambeau

16/1

Justin Thomas

16/1

Jon Rahm

18/1

Xander Schauffele

20/1

Collin Morikawa

25/1

Patrick Reed

28/1

Hideki Matsuyama

30/1

Justin Rose

30/1

Sung-Jae Im

30/1

Webb Simpson

30/1

Jordan Spieth

33/1

Gary Woodland

35/1

Brooks Koepka

40/1

Daniel Berger

40/1

Dustin Johnson

40/1

Matt Kuchar

45/1

Branden Grace

50/1

Tony Finau

50/1

Tyrrell Hatton

50/1

Kevin Kisner

55/1

Matthew Fitzpatrick

55/1

Rickie Fowler

55/1

Abraham Ancer

60/1

Bubba Watson

66/1

Jason Kokrak

66/1

Scottie Scheffler

66/1

Viktor Hovland

66/1

J.T. Poston

70/1

Jason Day

70/1

Sergio Garcia

70/1

Shane Lowry

70/1

Billy Horschel

80/1

Brian Harman

80/1

Ian Poulter

80/1

Joel Dahmen

80/1

Louis Oosthuizen

80/1

Brandt Snedeker

90/1

Byeong-hun An

90/1

Harris English

90/1

Rafa Cabrera Bello

90/1

Corey Conners

100/1

Joaquin Niemann

100/1

Adam Hadwin

125/1

Bud Cauley

125/1

Christiaan Bezuidenhout

125/1

Harold Varner

125/1

Jim Furyk

125/1

Luke List

125/1

Rory Sabbatini

125/1

Ryan Palmer

125/1

Scott Piercy

125/1

Alex Noren

150/1

Cameron Smith

150/1

Graeme McDowell

150/1

Maverick McNealy

150/1

Max Homa

150/1

Patrick Rodgers

150/1

Russell Henley

150/1

Russell Knox

150/1

Zach Johnson

150/1

Charles Howell

175/1

Chez Reavie

175/1

Danny Lee

175/1

Kevin Streelman

175/1

Lucas Glover

175/1

Luke Donald

175/1

Matthew Wolff

175/1

Ryan Moore

175/1

Andrew Landry

200/1

Brendon Todd

200/1

C.T. Pan

200/1

Charl Schwartzel

200/1

Charley Hoffman

200/1

Chesson Hadley

200/1

Doc Redman

200/1

Emiliano Grillo

200/1

Erik Van Rooyen

200/1

Harry Higgs

200/1

Matthew NeSmith

200/1

Talor Gooch

200/1

Danny Willett

225/1

Jason Dufner

225/1

Matt Wallace

225/1

Sebastian Munoz

225/1

Si-Woo Kim

225/1

Tom Hoge

225/1

Aaron Wise

250/1

Adam Schenk

250/1

Andrew Putnam

250/1

Dylan Frittelli

250/1

Jhonattan Vegas

250/1

Keith Mitchell

250/1

Lanto Griffin

250/1

Matt Jones

250/1

Sung-Hoon Kang

250/1

Troy Merritt

250/1

Victor Perez

250/1

Aaron Baddeley

275/1

Jazz Janewattananond

275/1

Jimmy Walker

275/1

Kevin Chappell

275/1

Sam Burns

275/1

Wesley Bryan

275/1

Wyndham Clark

275/1

Brian Stuard

300/1

Carlos Ortiz

300/1

Denny McCarthy

300/1

Kyle Stanley

300/1

Mackenzie Hughes

300/1

Mark Hubbard

300/1

Nate Lashley

300/1

Nick Watney

300/1

Pat Perez

300/1

Tyler Duncan

300/1

Vaughn Taylor

300/1

Adam Long

350/1

Austin Cook

350/1

Kevin Tway

350/1

Scott Stallings

350/1

Brian Gay

400/1

Bronson Burgoon

400/1

Cameron Tringale

400/1

Ernie Els

400/1

J.J. Spaun

400/1

Kyoung-Hoon Lee

400/1

Michael Thompson

400/1

Peter Malnati

400/1

Stewart Cink

400/1

Andy Ogletree

500/1

Bernhard Langer

500/1

Bill Haas

500/1

Brice Garnett

500/1

David Hearn

500/1

K.J. Choi

500/1

Matt Every

500/1

Patton Kizzire

500/1

Ryan Armour

500/1

Sam Ryder

500/1

Scott Brown

500/1

Sepp Straka

500/1

Spencer Ralston

500/1

Ted Potter

500/1

Chris Stroud

750/1

Davis Love III

750/1

Glen Day

750/1

Roger Sloan

750/1

Vijay Singh

750/1

Jim Herman

1000/1

Martin Trainer

1000/1

Michael Gligic

1000/1

Michael Kim

1000/1

Bo Van Pelt

1500/1

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