Top golfers are making their way to Hilton Head Island for the RBC Heritage after a thrilling week at the Masters. This is one of the PGA Tour's long-standing events, held at Harbour Town Golf Links, a 7,213-yard, par-71 course with Poa overseeded greens.




In recent years, the event has turned into a signature tournament with a prize pool of over $20 million and a limited field of just 69 players. There's no cut after the first 36 holes, giving everyone a shot at the title on Sunday—one of the perks of these special events.

RBC Heritage 2024 Tournament

World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler is fresh off his Masters win and aiming for his fourth victory in his last five starts. His stellar run is now reflected in his higher pricing, set at over $13,000 for the first time this season.

Last year, Matt Fitzpatrick won the title after defeating Jordan Spieth in a playoff. This year's tournament promises more exciting moments as the players vie for the championship.

Corales Golf Club: Course Breakdown

Harbour Town Golf Links is a top spot on the PGA Tour, known for its unique challenges and beautiful setting. I've picked many winners here because I understand the course and don't let The Masters influence my expectations. Located in Hilton Head, SC, the course winds through tree-lined pines and along coastal marshes.

Designed by Pete Dye in 1969, the course has kept its original architecture with only minor changes. Strategy is key here, with narrow fairways, sharp doglegs, and small greens. Proper positioning is crucial, even if you end up in the rough for a better angle to the greens.

The course features 18 holes with narrow fairways, shrinking from 32 yards at 250 yards to 22 yards at 300 yards. The tiny greens average just 3,700 square feet and are surrounded by 54 bunkers. The Bermuda grass greens are overseeded with POA Trivialis for smoother play.

Recent updates added some length, but the course is still shorter than most PGA Tour events at just over 7,200 yards. This allows shorter hitters with a hot putter to compete. Its layout resembles Copperhead, another coastal course with similar challenges. The reduced rough this year adds another twist to the game.




2024 RBC Heritage Field 

The tournament has 69 players, with most of them ranking in the top 50 of last year's FedExCup Standings. Ludvig Aberg is currently leading the Aon Next 10 standings after coming in second at the Masters. The only two players not automatically qualified for the Heritage are South Africans Christiaan Bezuidenhout and Erik van Rooyen. 

Brice Garnett, Erik Barnes, Thomas Detry, Chandler Phillips, and Alejandro Tosti made it through the Aon Swing 5. Justin Thomas just managed to keep his spot in the top 30 of the OWGR and will be playing. Kevin Kisner, Shane Lowry, Gary Woodland, and 2020 winner Webb Simpson got sponsor’s exemptions for Signature Events.

Scottie Scheffler, who recently won his second Masters in three years, will be participating in the RBC Heritage this week as of the latest news. He mentioned he'd skip the Masters if his wife Meredith went into labor with their first child, and he might do the same for the RBC Heritage if necessary. 

If he does play at Harbour Town, Scheffler is the strong favorite, even though he's only played the course once before (he finished T11 in 2023). Matt Fitzpatrick will try to defend his title after winning last year in a playoff against Jordan Spieth, who was hoping to become one of the few players to win back-to-back titles at the RBC Heritage.

PGA Stats To Know: 2024 RBC Heritage

Top SG: Tee-To-Green Targets

  • Scottie Scheffler - 1st on Tour
  • Xander Schauffele - 2nd on Tour
  • Si Woo Kim - 4th on Tour
  • Shane Lowry - 5th on Tour
  • Tony Finau - 6th on Tour

Driving Accuracy

  • Shane Lowry - 1st on Tour
  • Tommy Fleetwood - 2nd on Tour
  • Si Woo Kim - 3rd on Tour
  • Sepp Straka - 4th on Tour
  • Collin Morikawa - 5th on Tour


  • Denny McCarthy - 3rd on Tour
  • Xander Schauffele - 6th on Tour
  • Scottie Scheffler - 8th on Tour
  • Jason Day - 10th on Tour
  • Andrew Putnam - 11th on Tour

Best Course History

  • Jordan Spieth - A Win, 2nd, & 3 Top 12s (7 of 7 Cuts)
  • Patrick Cantlay - 4 Top 3 & Top 10 (5 of 6 Cuts)
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick - A Win, 4th, 2 Top 15s (5 of last 6 Cuts)
  • Shane Lowry - 2 Top 3s & 1 Top 10 (5 of 6 Cuts)
  • Tommy Fleetwood - 1 Top 10, 1 Top 15, & 1 Top 25 (3 of 4 Cuts)

My Best Bets (18-32 Overall, -4.15 Units)

  • Patrick Cantlay: Top 10 (+150)
  • Cameron Young: Top 10 (+260)
  • Shane Lowry: Top 20 (+130)
  • Denny McCarthy: Top 20 (+165)
  • Emiliano Grillo: Top 30 (+125)

One & Done Play

  • Cameron Young




PGA DFS Picks: RBC Heritage 2024

Top-Price DFS RBC Heritage Picks

Xander Schauffele ($10,800)

Harbour Town is still a great fit for Schauffele. He went back to Hilton Head last year after a two-year break and placed fourth. In my rankings, he's only behind Scheffler, and his biggest struggle is with putting. Can he beat Scheffler this week? Only if his putting improves a lot.

It's odd to think Schauffele let us down at the Masters last week, even though he finished in the Top 10. He was a popular choice at the 2022 U.S. Open in Brookline. He played well, finishing in the top 15, but didn't really have a chance to win. Then, the following week, on a Pete Dye course, he won the Travelers Championship.

I think it's worth giving Schauffele another chance this weekend—it might really pay off.

Ludvig Aberg ($10,400)

Aberg not having played at Harbour Town before shouldn't worry you, since he did so well with a solo 2nd finish at Augusta in his first time there. His performance in his first major last week was amazing and he's poised for a big win. The big question now is how he'll handle the week after his first major. He was in the mix right up to the end, so let's see if he can carry that energy into the next tournament. 

Over the last six months, he ranks third in total strokes gained, and like Scheffler, he's a strong driver and excels off the tee. Aberg has one PGA TOUR win and just turned pro in 2023. His chipping hasn't been great over his last 24 rounds, which might be tough at Harbour Town, where good wedge play is important. He'll have to be sharp with his approach shots to make up for it.

Patrick Cantlay ($10,200)

Cantlay has a great history at Harbour Town, with four top-3 finishes and a T7 in six appearances. His season may not be going exactly how he wants, but he's still managed three top-12 finishes, which is consistent with his usual performance at Harbour Town. He's gained strokes off the tee in 23 of his last 25 starts and can get really hot with his putter. This season, Cantlay is also second in proximity from 125-150 yards.

Mid-Price DFS RBC Heritage Picks

Wyndham Clark ($9,200)

Clark is playing in this tournament for the sixth time, which feels like he's been around longer than he has. He's never missed a cut (when there's one) and has improved in the last two years, finishing tied for 35th and then 29th. His game style seems set up for success at Harbour Town, and he's shown his accuracy with a win on small greens at Pebble Beach. After last year's RBC, Clark's career really took off, but he hit a bump last week with a missed cut at the Masters.

Cameron Young ($8,700)

Young may not be the first player you think of for Harbour Town, but he does well on smaller courses. His odds are shorter than top players like Spieth and Clark because oddsmakers know he's been on fire this season. Even though his short game and putting aren't his strong points, he managed a T9 at the Masters, proving he can deliver when it counts.

That Masters finish was his fifth top 10 in a major and his fifth top 10 of 2024. He also finished T3 at the 2022 RBC Heritage and is ranked 28th this season in driving accuracy, which is impressive considering how far he can hit the ball. Young is great with his irons too, ranking 15th in SG: Approach, 21st in GIR percentage, and 14th in proximity from 125-150 yards. He was the runner-up at the Valspar, adding to his list of second-place finishes, though none were at Harbour Town.

Denny McCarthy ($7,800)

This will be McCarthy’s sixth time playing at Harbour Town. He tied for 13th place three years ago and took 25th last year. He recently made the cut in his first Masters appearance. While he had a tough end at the Valero Texas Open, losing a playoff to Akshay Bhatia, Harbour Town offers the 31-year-old a good chance to go for his first Tour win.

McCarthy is known for his strong short game and putting, standing out among top players. He's third in strokes gained: putting, 16th in strokes gained: around the green, 23rd in total strokes gained, and 33rd in driving accuracy. This season, he’s 44th in Birdie or Better rate on the PGA Tour. The shorter course suits him well, minimizing his weaknesses and showcasing his strengths.




Value-Price DFS RBC Heritage Picks

Christiaan Bezuidenhout ($7,600)

Bezuidenhout is having a solid season, making eight out of 10 cuts and securing two top-10 finishes along with five other top-25s. These top-10 performances are promising since he previously faced challenges with his potential.

At Harbour Town, Bezuidenhout has a consistent history, finishing no lower than T33 in his three appearances. For $7,600, another top-25 finish from him this week would be a great outcome.

In this competitive field, Bezuidenhout ranks ninth in Total Strokes Gained and eighth in Strokes Gained: Approach over his last 36 rounds. He's also second in Strokes Gained: Putting during this time.

Cameron Davis ($7,400)

The Australian golfer has a great history at Harbour Town, finishing T25, T3, and T7 in his three career starts in Hilton Head. Since this is a no-cut event, we'll definitely see Davis play all four rounds, making him a solid choice this week at his current price. He performed well at the Masters, finishing T12, and has finished T21 or better in four of his last six starts, including three of the last four.

Davis did well in SG: Approach at Augusta National, ranking 12th, and came in 10th in SG: Putting. Other than his rough performance at THE PLAYERS Championship, his iron play has been on point lately. He gained 5.34 strokes on approach at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, 4.29 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, and 1.45 at the Texas Children's Houston Open.

Adam Svensson ($6,400)

Svensson's last win at Sea Island was on a shorter course with Bermuda grass, showing he’s got the chops. In his last three starts, he’s gained over 2.5 strokes on approach each time, proving his iron play is a major strength on tough courses.

He’s a great value at this price. He’s made the cut both times he's played at Harbour Town and gained over five strokes on approach each time. The course suits his game, especially tee to green.



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