FRESH from picking The Masters winner, golf expert Louis Ross (@KingLouis2105) is back to attack the RBC Heritage field from South Carolina.
RBC Heritage | 16th-19th April 2015 | Sky Sports 4
How fantastic was The Masters? I hope at least a few of you got on Jordan Speith and Paul Casey. They did us proud.
So, the PGA Tour moves on to Hilton Head Island in South Carolina. One of the shortest courses used on tour at 7,101 Yards, this Par 71 plays an awful lot longer.
Narrow fairways and just about the smallest greens you will see all year. This Jack Nicklaus designed course demands great course management and the ability to scramble around the greens.
The long hitters have no real advantage. It is a thinking-golfers course.. Ten of the world’s current Top 30 will tee off and surprisingly, it looks like Speith will be amongst them.
I wanted to get this piece out a little earlier than normal because if Speith pulls out after his epic week, the prices will plunge and there ‘s value out there right now.
As I have said more than once, I believe Jordan to be the best golfer in the world right now and he hasn’t finished out of the Top 2 since mid-March. But Augusta must have had an effect on him and I will leave the 13/2 well alone.
Matt Kuchar has let us down a couple of times this year but there are reasons to be very positive this week. He is the defending champion and attempting to become the fourth man to win back-to-back RBC Heritage titles.
He won last year with a chip-in at the 18th after going into the final round four shots back. Whilst Speith is still in the field, 25/1 is available from Betfred and we will take him on Kuchar on each-way. If you take the favourite out, Kooch is more like a 14/1 shot.
Russell Knox will win on tour and I have a feeling he will go very close here. Ninth on debut last year (some kind of course form is essential), the 66/1 with Bet365 is a few points too long and his game is made for a course like this.
The Scotsman is on my shortlist along with John Huh, Kevin Streelman and Russell Henley. Huh finished third here in 2014 on his second start and has shown some really good form this season. He is my second choice at a huge 90/1 with Bet365. I go with Huh over Knox purely on the value. Other than that, I could not split them.
Streelman had a really good four rounds at Augusta. After winning the Par 3 contest on Wednesday, which is always a distraction, he did himself proud with a Top 20 finish. I like the 5/1 on a Top 10 finish. A market that has been really kind to us of late..
I do like a pound on First Round Leader. There is a core of 10-12 players who seem to consistently start fast. Daniel Summerhays is a paid up member of that group and 66/1 is very tempting, But I will stick with my man at The Masters and go with Cameron Tringale at 80/1 from Paddy Power. This is a really small stakes market though but he’s worth a quid.
RBC Heritage – Matt Kuchar to win (25/1 each-way Betfred)
RBC Heritage – John Huh to win (90/1 each-way Bet365)
RBC Heritage – Kevin Streelman Top 10 Finish (5/1 Stan James)
RBC Heritage – Cameron Tringale First Round Leader (80/1 Paddy Power)
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