Venue: Harbour Town Golf Links, South Carolina, USA
Date: April 18-21, 2019
Course stats: Par 71, 7,100 yards
Course summary: Designed by Pete Dye, Harbour Town is a coastal links where the wind plays a major factor. There is plenty of water and bunkers in play but the course offers good scoring opportunities with three relatively easy par 5s.
Purse: $6.9 million
Defending champion: Satoshi Kodaira (-12)
Weather forecast: There will be a fairly miserable start to the event with cloud and rain forecast across Thursday and Friday before it brightens up for the weekend with temperatures expected to reach 24° as the tournament reaches its conclusion.
Thursday: Featured Groups, Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Golf, 12.15pm; Sky Sports Golf, 8pm
Friday: Featured Groups, Sky Sports Golf, 12.15pm; Sky Sports Golf, 8pm
Saturday: Sky Sports Golf, 6pm; Sky Sports Main Event, 8pm
Sunday: Sky Sports Golf, 6pm; Sky Sports Main Event, 7pm
RBC Heritage betting tips: Each-way selections
Cut machine Russel Knox (55/1) has made the weekend in last 11 starts at PGA Tour sanctioned events and has placed inside the top 25 on five occasions in that period.
The Scot has had two weeks off since his last outing at Austin Country Club where he failed to make it out of his WGC-Match Play group.
He struggled to get it going last year but still finished in a tie for 40th. Other than that his course record record is strong with a second place in 2016 and top 20 finishes in his other three starts.
If you’re looking for a long shot at this week’s event then Rory Sabbatini (150/1) might tick the boxes for you.
The Slovakian had a pair of missed cuts at Harbour Town in 2015 and 2016 but other than that his course form makes for good reading with top 25 finishes in his other six starts since 2009, three of those being top 10s.
He came out of the traps flying last year with a first round of 64 but failed to capitalise and carded three rounds in the 70s.
So that’s who Matthew thinks could make a run at the title in Harbour Town but who are the likely contenders? RBC Heritage betting tips continue on the next page…