The next 2022 PGA Tour event is the RBC Heritage and here is our preview along with free online betting picks.
The 2022 US Masters may be over, but the PGA Tour is still in full swing. Unfortunately, the new Masters champion and world number one Scottie Scheffler is not in town. He’s taking a well-earned break after what has been a whirlwind crazy few weeks.
We do still have some big names to follow this week though. The likes of Justin Thomas, Collin Morikawa, and Dustin Johnson are in town, so the tournament still promises to be a high-quality event.
2022 RBC Heritage Betting
In the latest golf betting odds, Justin Thomas and Collin Morikawa are the joint favorites to win at 13.00. They are followed by in-form Australian Cameron Smith and former world number one Dustin Johnson, both at 15.00 with Sports Interaction.
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They’re followed by Patrick Cantlay at 17.00 and Matt Fitzpatrick at 18.00, with the likes of Correy Conners and Shane Lowry after that, both looking reasonable value at 22.00 and 23.00 respectively.
2022 RBC Heritage – All You Need To Know
Despite this competition coming on the back of the Masters, the RBC Heritage has still managed to attract 10 of the world’s top 20 this week.
The Harbour Town Links course is well-liked and hosts a popular event, and this even with a far tighter course than the players were playing on last weekend in Augusta.
The course is located at the Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Island and is one of the shortest on the PGA Tour. Despite this, it’s still a tricky course due to its smaller greens and tighter fairways. Accuracy is the name of the game this week, rather than sheer brute force.
- Competition; RBC Heritage
- Where; Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head, South Carolina
- When; Thursday, April 14th, 2022 – Sunday, April 17th, 2022
- Time; 8 am ET
- Defending Champion; Stewart Cink
Last year’s winner here was Stewart Cink. The then 47-year-old carded a 19-under par 265 to win for the third time at Harbour Town.
Don’t be taken in too much by the low score though. In the process of winning, Cink did break the 36 hole record of 129 held by Jack Nicklaus and Phil Mickelson, and he also broke the 54 hole record of 16 under, which had stood since 2002 (held by Justin Leonard).
For the record, Stewart Cink is 105.00 to defend his title!
Popular Golf Betting Markers and How to Bet on Golf
The most popular bet on golf is obviously on the outright winner, but there are plenty of other betting odds available on golf, especially pre-competition.
There are betting markets available on who will lead at 18 holes, 36 holes, and 54 holes. You can even bet on a player to score a hole-in-one across the four days of competition.
This week Sports Interaction are offering odds on group betting, this is where they group five players, and you can bet on who will shoot the lowest round of the fivesome.
Another popular golf betting market is the head-to-head matchups. This is where two players are grouped by the bookmaker, and you bet on who you think will shoot the lowest score across the 72 holes. And it’s in this market where I’m looking at my first betting pick.
2022 RBC Heritage Betting Picks
Sports Interaction has paired up Patrick Cantlay with Matthew Fitzpatrick, and in this market, I feel the outsider represents good value.
Cantlay is the favorite at 1.82, the tie is 17.00, with Fitzpatrick at 2.01.
Matthew Fitzpatrick is enjoying a solid season. Only once this year has he finished outside of the top 20, and he also has a solid – if unspectacular – record at the Harbour links course, finishing in the top 15 in three of his last four starts here.
With Patrick Cantlay yet to catch fire this season, I think Matthew Fitzpatrick is a good pick to beat him in the head-to-head.
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Elsewhere, and onto the outright winner market, and I’m looking at Ireland’s Shane Lowry for my next pick. Lowry is enjoying a good year, with top 15 finishes at the Players and Valspar.
He also has second place at the Honda Classic in February, and last week he finished T3 in the Masters. Lowry is in the sort of form that suggests a win could be around the corner. At 23.00, I’m picking Shane Lowey each way, as this also gives us a cover bet if he finishes in the top 5.
My final pick is another each-way selection and is the lesser-known Harold Varner. This is a gut feel pick, and I’m basing it on Varner’s overall form this season. The 31-year-old was T6 at the Players and followed that up with T57 at Valspar and T23 at the Masters.
That was the first time Varner had qualified for the US Masters and was an outstanding effort, underlining the point that he is having the best year of his career. It may be a bit of a risk, but I feel Harold Varner at 42.00 is worth an each-way bet.