In case you forgot, TIGER WOODS WON THE MASTERS. In case you also forgot, the Tour rolls on this week, heading to Hilton Head for the RBC Heritage. Last week it was a Green Jacket, this week it’s a Tartan Jacket. Here is who we like to win this week.
Michael Shamburger (@mshamburger1)
I honestly don’t even care about this week. We all know what happened on Sunday and that’s still all we should be talking about, but I guess I’ll go ahead and give you a pick this week since Rory was such a successful one for me last week.
I’m picking my favorite player this week, the one and only Mr. Slow Play Scientist aka Bryson DeChambeau.
Played well last week and finished T3 at HT last season.
Dan Hauser (@DanHauserGolf)
I’m not even mad that Two Inches tied me in the standings this week with his correct Tiger prediction. How can I be when Tiger made me feel like a kid again this week? As much as I’m still riding the Tiger high, the Tour moves on to Hilton Head this week, meaning I have to move on as well.
This week I’m going with Aiken, SC native Kevin Kisner.
We know the term “horses for courses”. Well, Kis is exactly at Harbour Town. Dating back to 2015, he has finished in the top 15 at this event 3 times. He almost won the event in 2015 and last year finished a respectable T7.
Did I mention that Kis has been on somewhat of a heater lately too? He hasn’t finished outside the top 25 in an event since Pebble and won the Match Play.
Course he likes + hot hand as of late is the perfect equation for a Kevin Kisner win this week.
Two Inches Short (@TwoInchesShort)
We were so jacked up about Tiger winning the Masters we almost forgot there was an event this week at one of our favorite courses, Harbour Town Golf Links. Riding the green jacket high of our first official win in the standings, we look to go back-to-back with picking the current World No.1, Dustin Johnson.
The South Carolina native has only played the RBC Heritage a total of one time in the last 9 years (T16, 2018). But if he gets those wedges dialed in on the 7,099 yard par-71 Pete Dye track, he’ll be donning the tartan jacket come Sunday.
DJ’s been inside the top 10 six out of his last eight stroke play events this calendar year including a win at the WGC-Mexico and a T2 finish at last week’s Masters. Not to mention he hasn’t missed a cut all season.
Plus, he ranks 5th in strokes gained tee to green and 2nd in overall strokes gained. Pretty decent. He’s the favorite for a reason.
Players to watch:
Jordan Spieth: it’s crazy we aren’t even considering picking the 3-time major winner for any tournament this year, professional or amateur. Is this the week he turns it around?
Jim Furyk: shorter course favors the all-time leading money winner at Harbour Town. The 48-year-old Ryder Cup Captain was 2nd at the Players and leads the tour in driving accuracy.