2014 RBC Heritage - Vegas Odds, Free Picks, + Tee Times
The unmistakable site of the lighthouse at the 18th green at Harbour Town Golf Links means that the RBC Heritage is in play. In 2014, the RBC Heritage will take place in its normal slot on the PGA Tour schedule, coming the week following the first Major Championship of the season. Despite its location on the schedule, the RBC Heritage gets a great field annually because players love coming to play the golf course.
Harbour Town Golf Links is quite a test, providing what perhaps the narrowest fairways of any standard PGA Tour stop each year. First round action of the 2014 RBC Heritage will get underway on Thursday, April 17th. Those four days will see plenty of players in the field scrambling around the golf course try to make up-and-downs to save pars.
Golf Channel will have coverage of the tournament for all four days. Saturday and Sunday the network will get things started in the early afternoon, before CBS picks up the rest of the afternoon broadcast for the final two rounds.
Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head, SC
Nestled on Hilton Head Island near Beaufort, this South Carolina course has hosted the RBC Heritage tournament since 1969. Harbour Town Golf Links was designed by golf architect Pete Dye, one of the most recognized course designers in the sport, and Jack Nicklaus. The RBC event is sponsored by the Heritage Classic Foundation, a group that has donated more than $13 million to charities and other organizations.
This par-71, 7,100 yard course is home to one of five "invitational" PGA Tour events. Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell won a purse of more than $1 million in 2013, though Swede Carl Pettersson shot an impressive 14-under in 2012. Brian Gay did one up on the Swede in 2009 with a total score of 264, or 20-under par for the tournament.
Harbour Town Golf Links is known for its imaginative holes. Pro golfers enjoy the course for its shot-making opportunities and finesse — rather than power — required to score low. It features dark lagoons, natural palmettos, and overhanging pines that add to the course's aesthetic.
The golf season is in full swing for the 2014 RBC heritage. Coming off of the conclusion of the Masters, betting odds to win the 2014 RBC heritage will be formed. Expect a full field at Harbour Town Golf Links for that week, with plenty of PGA betting odds to place a wager on.
All of those betting lines will be found right here. Expect to see previews, tables, analysis, and more all week long when it comes time.
Who will we pick to win the 2014 RBC Heritage? The Masters winner perhaps? Or maybe just a player who contended well? But then again, we could go off the board entirely and go another direction. It all depends on how things shake out during the season, which is why we will wait until the Monday of RBC Heritage week to release our picks.
One of the neat things about tee times that are released are the 3-ball betting odds. The groupings correlate to the 3-ball betting lines formed, so when these come out the Tuesday before the opening round, there can be plenty of bets made. You'll find all of those right here, so be sure to check back!
2013 - RBC Heritage
Graeme McDowell began the final 18 holes at Harbour Town in 2013 four shots behind the 54-hole lead. But with a final-round 69 on a day in which windy conditions dictated high scores, McDowell was able to come through with his second-career win on the PGA Tour in a playoff over Webb Simpson.
The win perhaps meant as much to McDowell as his other victory, which was at the 2010 U.S. Open. Certainly this was no Major Championship, but it was validation that he was no one-hit wonder in terms of winning a Major and then never getting back to the top of a leader board again. McDowell was just one of three players to shoot a sub-70 round on Sunday at Harbour Town.
2013 RBC Heritage - Leaderboard
- Graeme McDowell -9 (275)
- Webb Simpson -9 (275)
- Luke Donald -7 (277)
- Kevin Streelman -7 (277)
- Jerry Kelly -6 (278)