A surprisingly strong PGA Tour field will take on Harbour Town Golf Links this week at the 2021 RBC Heritage. The follow-up to last week's Masters tees off Thursday in Hilton Head Island, S.C.
William Hill Sportsbook lists world No. 1 Dustin Johnson as the 10-1 favorite in its latest 2021 RBC Heritage odds, while defending champion Webb Simpson is 12-1 and Patrick Cantlay comes in at 16-1.
Before setting your Fantasy golf lineups or betting the 2021 RBC Heritage, you HAVE TO see data scientist Rick Gehman's power rankings.
With his expansive database of golf statistics, course data and betting odds, Gehman creates advanced models and back-tests them constantly. These models have produced 12 outright winners in the past year -- including Simpson at last year's RBC Heritage as a 30-1 longshot!
Harbour Town "should be an ideal course fit for him," Gehman said before last year's event, "considering he's an accurate driver and ranks in the top 10 on tour in strokes gained approach.
Just last week at Augusta National, three of Gehman's top eight picks for the Masters finished in the top five! That includes Justin Spieth and Xander Schauffele, who tied for third.
"He's figured out his irons, gaining a ton of strokes on approach since January, and now he heads to his happy place," Gehman said of Spieth before the event.
At the previous full-field PGA Tour event, the Honda Classic, the field was limited by its placement between The Players and the Match Play, but Gehman still picked FIVE golfers in his top 10 who tied for 13th or better.
Gehman has been on fire all season! At The Players, three of Gehman's top seven picks made the top 10, and at Pebble Beach, three of his top four made the top five. The Farmers leaderboard looked like a who's who of Gehman's rankings, with five of his top nine picks finishing tied for seventh or better! Anyone who has followed his advice has cashed in HUGE!
Now, Gehman has ranked his top 30 players for the 2021 RBC Heritage. We can tell you he remains firmly behind Simpson, whose accuracy and ball-striking ability fit Harbour Town like a glove. The defending champion has seven top-20 finishes in Hilton Head, and he is fifth on tour in driving accuracy and 23rd in greens in regulation in 2021. Gehman doesn't expect any hiccups this week from the former U.S. Open champion!
On the other hand, Gehman is fading Patrick Cantlay, even though is the third favorite and has finished in the top seven in all three appearances here! He had finished in the top 15 in three straight events (making the top three twice) before missing the cut at The Players. He failed to advance at the Match Play then also missed the cut at the Masters. His game appears to be off, and he doesn't come close to making Gehman's top five!
Instead, Gehman is expecting a big week from a MONSTER long-shot who comes in higher than 40-1! This overlooked player has been on a great run recently and is strong in both driving accuracy and greens in regulation, and Harbour Town rewards precision.
This could be his week, and you'll want to have him in your Fantasy golf lineup! You ABSOLUTELY need to see who it is before betting the 2021 RBC Heritage or entering any Fantasy golf lineups.
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