The RBC Heritage will show some love to other golfers that did not make the field for or missed the cut at the Masters last weekend. However, this field is pretty packed when you consider that a handful of the top golfers are coming off of Masters play.
Many underdog odds are created since a lot of favorites are playing. This brings value to players that typically should be favored more. Below you can see which underdogs make a significant impact to win.
Date: Apr 14–17, 2022
Course: Harbour Town Golf Links
Watch on: GOLF, CBS
Top Betting Underdogs at Play
It is no secret that the best golfers are going to have the best odds here. With several top 10 players coming off of Master’s performances, you can get a general idea of who could win.
Below are just outside the top 10 golfers for potential underdog odds to win. The following has been provided by DraftKings:
- Webb Simpson +3500
- Tyrrell Hatton +3500
- Billy Horschel +3500
- Joaquin Niemann +3500
- Sungjae Im +4000
- Jordan Spieth +4000
- Kevin Na +5000
- Alex Noren +5000
- Maverick McNealy +5500
- Kevin Kisner +5500
*odds could change at any time
Joaquin Niemann deserves some attention, especially since his favorite course out there is Hilton Head. He loves the Bermuda grass, and he believes his game fits well with the course.
For his odds, it would not hurt to throw money his way in case he wins. He only has one appearance, which was a T5 place in 2020, and he had some of the top strokes gained averages in that tournament.
Sungjae Im is lumped into the top 10 for best averages in strokes gained at this event. Given his previous course history and the fact that he tied for eighth at the Masters, he has a great shot to steal a win.
Kevin Na is coming off of a T14 appearance at the Masters, and his short game could be the key to him winning. Although he is not the best striker, he still presents a chance to win.
Maverick McNealy nearly won this event last year, as he tied for 13th. His last performance was a T35 at the Valero Texas Open, so he has had plenty of rest compared to the field, and he has solid course history that could surprise a lot of people this time.
Most Likely Underdog to Succeed
Webb Simpson has the best opportunity out of all underdogs available here. This course had been dubbed a “Webb Track,” where he consistently plays well at.
Simpson has not placed outside the top 16 over the last five years here. In addition, he won this event back in 2020.
This course suits his game very well, as it takes away players that typically have an advantage bombing it off of the tee. With his account, crisp iron game, and a strong short game, he offers an excellent chance to win.