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

Bryson DeChambeau
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The PGA Tour is back, but the much-anticipated return of Tiger Woods will have to wait at least another week (and quite likely all the way to the Memorial) as his yacht apparently did not carry the 15-time major winner when it sailed north to South Carolina last week. However, the field will include our first winner since the shutdown, Daniel Berger (40-1), who held off Collin Morikawa (25-1) in a thrilling Sunday-playoff at Colonial. And unlike a normally subdued roster of competitors post-Masters, the RBC Heritage will be treated to a loaded tee sheet filled with many of the world’s top players itching to find a groove again since being off for so long.

Even after a final-round 74 at the Charles Schwab Challenge last week, world No. 1 Rory McIlroy has remained the RBC Heritage betting favorite. According to William Hill, McIlroy is listed at 11-1 in his first start at Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head Island, S.C., since 2009. Right behind Rory is Bryson DeChambeau (16-1), who spent most of his quarantine time in a weight cage and marveled golf fans last week with his 5.5-degree driver. Justin Thomas is also 16-1, while Jon Rahm, world No. 2 is at 18-1, and Xander Schauffele, fresh off lip-out heartbreak at Colonial, is 22-1.

A few tidbits for bettors to consider:

  • Harbour Town is not one of the longer courses on tour, so players who have strong short games and excellent ball striking should have an advantage.
  • Accuracy will be a much higher priority than length off the tee.
  • In 2016, Harbour Town was the eighth-hardest course on tour based on scoring average.

Among the favorites, our money is with Bryson DeChambeau and Justin Thomas. While Bryson only ranks 122nd on Tour in driving accuracy for the season, the extra pounds look to be paying off as he led the field in driving distance and strokes gained off the tee (which incorporates accuracy). Only a missed putt on the 72nd hole kept DeChambeau out of the playoff. Thomas has been steady all year with two wins under his belt and ranking 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 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 native-Carolinian to feel right 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

This story originally appeared on the Morning Read.

About the Author
Dan Wooters has been with Buffalo Groupe since May 2018. He began his career with the Metropolitan Golf Association in Elmsford, N.Y., and has mostly remained in the golf industry ever since, including stints with the PGA of America and PGA TOUR. Dan is a two-time graduate of Marquette University in Milwaukee. He is a part-time hotel owner and enjoys traveling the world as much as he can. He currently resides in Arlington, Va.