GolfMonger Preview: RBC Heritage

The PGA Tour moves on to the South Carolina coast for the RBC Heritage.  Hilton Head, SC is the home to the Hertiage.  It assumes its usual spot on the schedule, the week after the Masters.  That is just fine for the tournament directors, the community of HIlton Head amd the players.  It is a fun and enjoyable stop after the pressure of Augusta National.

“It’s a classic golf course,” Luke Donald said in his pre-tournament presser. “It’s one you have to really manage your game around. You have to think your way around very well. And obviously the greens are the smallest greens we’ll play all year.”

Donald should speak highly of Harbour Town, he is the 3rd leading money winner all-time there.  He has not faired as well lately around the world but the familiar, comfortable confines should serve him well this week.

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GolfMonger Picks:

  1. Jason Day – When the No. 1 golfer in the world is in the field….we pick him.  Day had a very up and down week at Augusta National, so we expect a solid follow up this week at Harbour Town.  The iron play that it takes to win there plays into 1 of Day’s strengths.  He will be on the front page of the leader board come Sunday.
  2. Matt Kuchar – Kuchar has a good history at the RBC Heritage. His last PGA Tour win was here in 2014.  He finished T5 last year.  He is coming off a T24 finish at the Masters.
  3. Brandt Snedeker – Winner in 2011, Sneds is coming off a strong performance at Augusta National with a T10.  His game is prime for a win.  This week we could see it at Harbour Town.

Wild Card Pick:

Bryson DeChambeau is the pick here.  In his debut as a professional, the youngster will show off his skills with Cobra Puma Golf and Bridgestone as his sponsors.  He is coming off a T21 finish at the Masters, showing that he is definetly ready to play with the big boys.  It will be fun to see what he can do   In his first appearance as a pro.

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Author: Brian Stefan

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