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RBC Heritage
Sun Apr 18
Win Pick
Matthew Fitzpatrick
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First Round Leader Pick
Bryson Nimmer
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Win Pick

Dustin Johnson is back in the state of his birth this week and representing one of his main sponsors RBC in the Heritage, but the world No. 1 has been lacking form and confidence over the last couple of months, so there is no urge to back him as favorite at the Harbour Town Golf Links. From the final round of the Genesis Invitational onwards, DJ has lost much of his swagger, finishing 54th in the WGC at The Concession and 48th at Sawgrass, before a group-stage elimination in the WGC-Match Play and a missed cut as defending champion in the Masters. Johnson fell two shots shy of the cut-line at Augusta last week – an appalling effort when you consider how that field includes a gaggle of washed-up veterans and nervous amateurs – so bettors will surely not be rushing to support him for the Heritage. The Carolinian has played the Heritage five times and is yet to finish in the top 15. Harbour Town sets up better for more cautious, accurate operators who churn out fairways and greens, and have the scrambling skills to recover when they inevitably miss some of the tiny putting surfaces.

Webb Simpson is a natural fit for the layout and he won the tournament in record-breaking fashion last year, but the bigger odds with Matthew Fitzpatrick are preferred this week. The Englishman got back to winning ways on the European Tour just before Christmas, repelling a high-class field in the DP World Tour Championship. Now he has his sights set firmly on a PGA Tour breakthrough. This year he is enjoying a rock-solid campaign, finishing fifth at Riviera, 11th at Concession, tenth at Bay Hill and ninth at Sawgrass. He thrashed Corey Conners and Matthew Wolff in the Match Play Championship, losing only to Jordan Spieth, and then tied for 34th place in the Masters. Harbour Town plays massively to Fitzpatrick’s strengths and a continuation of his 2021 form should see him contend.

Win Pick

Another tidy player who seems set for a profitable week is Si Woo Kim, who had the Heritage title in his grasp in 2018 before missing a series of short putts down the stretch and losing a playoff to Satoshi Kodaira. Kim’s putter made headlines again last week–he broke it beside the 15th green in round two at Augusta and had to putt with his 3-wood–but his swing seems in mint condition and another Harbour Town title challenge appears on the cards. Kim won The American Express in January, putting with a conventional grip, and he may choose to abandon the claw grip he employed at Augusta.

First Round Leader Pick

Bettors seeking a prop bet should consider Bryson Nimmer for first-round leader at enormous odds. Nimmer is a talented local lad who seems set for a wonderful career. He grew up 20 minutes from Harbour Town, so he knows the course well. Nimmer has been excelling in lower grades and the sponsors invite could make a fast start.

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Our PGA expert picks cover every week of the tour and includes the four major tournaments in the calendar in the Masters Tournament, the U.S. Open, The Open Championship, and the PGA Championship.

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PGA Expert Picks This Week

Our PGA experts follow every morsel of the PGA tour, analyzing everything from player form, course history, tee times, weather, pin positions, and much more ahead of every tournament. With a busy schedule and golf tournaments each week, these subtle differences are what separates a great PGA pick this week, from a bad one. Our PGA picks this week are usually released on Tuesday’s leaving ample time to digest our analysis and get the best odds on our PGA picks this week.

What PGA Golf Picks Do You Offer

Each week throughout the PGA Tour our expert handicappers who have decade’s worth of experience in handicapping golf provide free Golf Picks leading up to each tournament. Our Golf Picks will be posted on the Tuesday or Wednesday leading up to the start of the tournament, once the field, odds, and tee times are set. With such a large field size in every PGA Tour event, our Golf Picks will typically consist of our main Outright Golf Pick as well as 2 or 3 longshot picks. We also offer select 2-ball and 3-ball picks as well as other Golf Prop Bets such as Top Rest Of The World, Top American or Top European. Our picks will also be accompanied by full analysis and a confidence star rating, three stars being our top pick and one or two stars being our longshot, big odds sprinkles.

How To Bet on Golf

Most bettors are familiar with NFL picks and NBA wagers but something that is really gaining steam in the betting world is PGA betting. PGA predictions rely mainly on odds wagering – you pick a golfer you like and if he or she wins your payout is 2-1, 12-1, 25-1, etc.

Golf picks odds are calculated based on a number of factors such as past history at the course, recent tournament trends, and arguably most important is how the public views that play. Don’t expect great odds on public favorite Tiger Woods in a big-name tournament such as U.S. Open golf predictions or Masters expert picks. At the same time if a popular golfer like Woods is down there at 20-1 it’s usually for good reason and a win a long shot because it would cost books so much money.

Golf Betting Online

With its increased popularity in the sports betting world, Golf betting online is readily available with the majority of online sportsbooks for all of the PGA tour tournaments, throughout the season. Golf betting online is a great way to add some extra excitement to the big tournaments and one of the best things about golf betting is the number of ways in which you can get involved. The length of a golf tournament allows for ample opportunities to invest in a wager, and with it, there is a long list of bets you can place from the outright winner to Top-10 or Top-25 finishes or three-ball wagers, and even in-play betting after each round, the possibilities with golf betting online seem endless.

Types of Golf Bets

The best thing about golf bets is the variation available to bettors for each tournament. A varied approach to your golf wagering is a good way to add excitement to the tour but also means there is something for everyone, be it a longshot, a prop bet, or a solid favorite bet to bet on. Here are some of the most commonly wagered types of golf bet, but be sure to check out our Golf Betting Guide for a full breakdown of betting on golf, and our experts’ top-5 tips for betting smarter on golf.

Win Bets

The most commonly wagered golf bet on any given tournament in unsurprisingly the win markets. The win golf bets are just that, a golfer to win the tournament or in certain instances, you can bet on them to win a round.

Each Way Bets

With the large field sizes and the fact a tournament is played across four days, a fair number of longshots win or come close to winning on the tour. Even on the biggest stages, with the likes of Charl Schwartzel and Angel Cabrera winning the Masters Tournament at odds of +10000 and +12500 respectively. Some sportsbooks will offer up to 8 or 10 places in the biggest golf tournaments, and even hitting a place with a longshot can see you hit a nice payday.

To Finish Top-5, 10 or 20

Picking the winner of a golf tournament is tricky, to pick the one in a hundred who plays best over four days, can feel at times like searching for the proverbial needle in a haystack. Wagering on markets such as a Top-5, Top-10, or Top-20 finish allows for that extra wiggle room, that room for slight error. While the odds won’t be as big as the win markets, these offer a great chance of finding a winning wager

Player Round Scores – Over/Unders

Bets on a player to win is far from the only type of golf wager available on any tournament. PGA picks can also be made on individual golfers and whether they will shoot ‘over’ or ‘under’ a certain score for that round.

Golf Prop Bets

Prop bets are a great alternative to win markets, as you aren’t necessarily wagering on the outcome of the tournament itself. The most common types of golf prop bets include a hole in one to be made in the tournament or players to make the cut, right through to the wacky, such as Will the winner cry on the 18th green of the Masters, or who will the masters champion hug first. Of course, these are less skill-driven wagers, but they’re fun and have become increasingly popular amongst bettors. 

Golf Player Head-to-head odds – 2-balls or 3-balls

Head to head odds are also widely available where you can wager on a matchup between two players. This allows for a great way to use expert knowledge of the courses, player form, conditions, pin positions, and much more to figure out who will be better suited in any given tournament.

Golf Betting Strategies

One of the biggest allures of PGA betting is that a win by a high underdog player can be like a lottery ticket. Billy McRandom winning a Masters expert pick at 300-1 can provide a life-changing return on investment. Just know that wins like that are extremely rare though.

The best strategy for PGA predictions is to try and find a golfer who has shot well either recently or at the specific course. That doesn’t always mean winning, but the top 10 finishes where the golfer may just be a tweak or two away can be a sign of future success.

Many wagerers find more success with PGA betting on the weekend rather than the start of the tournament. You will have had a couple of days to see how a player likes the course and the field will have dwindled as well – but so will the odds.

Golf Odds – Golf Odds This Week

As with the golf markets, golf odds are varied, and shopping the odds is vital to achieving long term success with your golf wagers. With such large field sizes in most golf tournaments, the odds can vary greatly across sportsbooks in win markets and prop bets alike. Our expert PGA handicappers consider all of the golf odds this week ahead of making all of our predictions, and we also like the best odds available alongside each of this week’s golf picks. 

Golf Predictions – Golf Predictions This Week

Our golf predictions this week go beyond the outright win markets, with our expert PGA handicappers making golf predictions across a host of available markets. Our expert handicappers will search all of the odds compiled to find the best value predictions on a tournament and that can come by way of a Top-10 finish, a head to head bet, or a play to miss the cut, our golf predictions vary from tournament to tournament.