Betting on Who Wins the RBC Heritage in 2020
A drama-filled week featuring lots of twists and turns — and a couple of brutal lip-outs, too — reminds us all how much fun sweating PGA Tour action can be. I was on Xander Schauffele in Fort Worth and was biting my nails until the very end, although taking a flier on Daniel Berger (+6600) left me all smiles on Sunday evening.
As we shift our attention to Hilton Head, I’ll be delivering a series of RBC Heritage betting previews to the masses that highlight individual betting markets.
Sleepers, DFS picks, and matchups to target are all on their way, but I want to start by examining the RBC Heritage odds closely and picking a winner.
Who’s going to don the Heritage Plaid come Sunday?
2020 RBC Heritage Odds to Win
Despite surging in contention through 54 holes, a sluggish Sunday for Rory McIlroy has afforded the top golf sportsbooks online to not be so aggressive with the world #1’s price. Beefed-up Bryson DeChambeau is hot on his trail, while world-beaters Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas aren’t too far behind.
Perhaps most glaring when I study the RBC Heritage odds are the numbers next to the names of a couple of pretty heady performers.
Frankly, I had to do a double-take when I spotted Dustin Johnson at +4000 — a price we haven’t seen DJ listed at to win a golf tournament in as long as I can remember. Rickie Fowler at +5000 will be grade-A material for my RBC Heritage value-plays.
What Happened at the 2019 RBC Heritage?
C.T. Pan made a few online golf bettors really happy.
The UDub alum picked up his maiden PGA Tour victory at Harbour Town Golf Links, in part due to 54-hole leader Dustin Johnson making an absolute mess of the back nine on Sunday. DJ endured an unthinkable “bogey-bogey-bogey-double bogey-double bogey” stretch from holes 11-15 and went plummeting down the leaderboard.
Matt Kuchar finished runner-up, while Patrick Cantlay headed a trio of players who finished T-3rd.
- Last Year’s Winning Score: -12, 272
- Last Year’s Cut Line: Even Par (142)
Evaluating the RBC Heritage Betting Favorites
Rory McIlroy is the top dog in the sport, but his confidence has to be a bit shaken as he makes the short trip east to Hilton Head. Struggling on Sunday while in contention (yet again) isn’t the end of the world, but it had to get under his skin watching his playing competitor BOMB it past him time and time again.
Seriously, Bryson’s tee shots were sailing past Rory’s with room to spare as he proceeded to drum McIlroy by eight shots on the front nine alone.
Speaking of “The Mad Scientist,” I’m not in a hurry to back DeChambeau at BetOnline at +1200. However, Bryson at +1600 at MyBookie is certainly something to consider.
There’s merit in fading Jon Rahm coming off of a missed cut, although added motivation after a disappointing showing is something to be mindful of — especially when dealing with as fierce as a competitor as “Rahmbo” is.
My Pick to Win the RBC Heritage
I wouldn’t be surprised if Collin Morikawa and Xander Schauffele each wasted no time shaking off their frustration and getting right back in the mix. In fact, I expect it.
I saw some great things with Justin Rose’s and Patrick Reed’s golf games, and Harbour Town GL is a venue that should fit both of their eyes.
With that being said, I feel like Justin Thomas played about as poorly as he could have last week and still notched a top 10. Harbour Town isn’t traditionally a style of course that I would peg JT to prosper at, but there’s no defense for elite ball-striking and a savvy short game — two things Thomas brings with him everywhere he goes.
Justin was wayward off the tee and had a cool putter at the Charles Schwab Challenge yet still managed to record just five bogeys all week. Once he gets his driver locked in and sees a few mid-range putts go in the center, look out for some really low numbers.
RBC Heritage Betting
Fire a bet in on Justin Thomas and kick your feet up for the weekend. Or you can load up on RBC Heritage betting and attack multiple formats. DFS golf on DraftKings is one way to jump in, while backing a few sleepers or targeting the head-to-head matchups are a couple of others.
Soaking up all of the PGA Tour betting content on our golf blog allows you to handpick the wagers that pique your interest.