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RBC Heritage 2016 Betting Preview

Billy Horschel (ew)Tournament Winner50/1Paddy Power
Justin Thomas (ew)Tournament Winner40/1Sky Bet
Branden Grace (ew)Tournament Winner40/1Paddy Power


The PGA Tour returns to the East Coast this week for the RBC Heritage event at the Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head, South Carolina. The course is relatively short at just under 7,000 yards, but with narrow fairways and small targets it remains a tough test. Jim Furyk won this event for the second time last year when he saw off Kevin Kisner in a play-off and other previous champions here include Matt Kuchar, Graeme McDowell, Brandt Snedeker and Boo Weekley, who won back-to-back titles in 2007 and 2008.


World number one Jason Day is the star attraction at this event and is the clear market leader at a best price of 6/1 (Coral). The Australian, who is making his first appearance here in three years, finishing ninth at Hilton Head in 2011. Paul Casey enjoyed his week at Augusta and is the 18/1 second favourite here, ahead of two more players who showed up well at the Masters in Brandt Snedeker and Matt Kuchar, the 2014 champion who followed up that success with a top five last year.


Billy_HorschelBILLY HORSCHEL was in the top 10 on his debut here 3 years ago and his game looks to be moving in the right direction again after a strong showing at Augusta, despite the bizarre incident at the 15th on Saturday when a gust of wind blew his ball into the water as he prepared an eagle putt, leading to an eventual bogey. He looks a big price at 50/1 with Paddy Power, particularly as they are paying seven places for each-way bets.

Justin_ThomasJUSTIN THOMAS has already enjoyed a maiden PGA Tour win this season at the CIMB Classic and the 22-year-old looks to have the talent to win many more in his career. Thomas, who is 7th on the FedEx Cup standings half way through the season, finished 11th on his debut at this tournament 12 months ago and can build on that positive performance. Sky Bet are offering 6 places and are best price 40/1 on the World no. 34 player (just 33/1 elsewhere).

Branden GraceHaving established himself as a star of the European Tour, BRANDEN GRACE is so far struggling to make an impact in the States, but a top five finish at the HSBC Champions event in January shows that he can compete with the best of the PGA Tour. The South African also made his first appearance here last year and like Thomas he acclimatised quickly, sharing 7th place. Back him with those 7 places at 40/1 with Paddy Power.

Billy Horschel (ew)Tournament Winner50/1Paddy Power
Justin Thomas (ew)Tournament Winner40/1Sky Bet
Branden Grace (ew)Tournament Winner40/1Paddy Power