RBC Heritage Touranment
By Ben, bettingexpert.com | Edited
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Heading on to this week’s RBC Heritage 2012 Tournament at the Harbour Town Golf Links in Carolina, let us put aside the green jacket. From 13th -15th April, the course which has been ranked 21st most difficult on the tour 2011 will only have one player inside the top ten. Nonetheless, this player is the world No1 at the moment. Joining Luke Donald to tee in the greens is the current winner Brandt Snedeker. These two were in the playoffs last year.
Having won the green jacket last week, Bubba Watson is having a break from the tournament and enjoying his time being a dad to their newly adopted child, Caleb. As expected, The Masters 2012 has never fallen short with drama and excitement. Finishing two shot leads from Lee Westwood, Matt Kuchar, Peter Hanson and Phil Mickelson at the final day in Augusta, Bubba Watson and Louis Oosthuizen had to battle it out in a nail-biting playoff. Landing deep into the woods on the second playoff hole, this American golfer who had never had a formal golf lesson gave one of the rarest shot to win the Masters Tournament. A truly well deserve win and a worthy wearer of the green jacket.
The Defending Champion
Around this time last year, American Brant Snedeker did not only deny Luke Donald to win this title but he also hold him back for few weeks for his world No1 spot. It was not an easy win for the 31-year-old Snedeker to get a grip of the title. The now world No14 came from 6 strokes back in the final day in South Carolina with his 7-under par 64 to tie up with Donald. They then went on to a playoff round. Nearly one year on, Luke Donald is now the world No1 while Brant just added another title in his belt three months ago. Having played nine tournaments so far this year, he had three finished inside the top 10. This includes winning the Farmers Insurance Open 2012 in January. The defending champion is in odds 28/1 to win the title back to back.
The Favorites to Win RBC Heritage
Luke Donald might have been denied the title and the spot of world No1 last year by Brant Snedeker but since then, he has been enjoying the view from above. Coming from last week’s Masters Tournament, he was again eluded of his first title major and continued to be one of the players who has been on the top without having won any Major title. The No1 was far off from being a contention to win the Masters. Finishing T32 in Augusta National Golf Club last weekend must have been frustrating for him but nonetheless, he has been able to retain his position on the top of OWGR. Although he won the Transitions Championship a month ago, four out of his six tournaments since the start of the 2012 golf season was outside top 30. He might not be successful landing the green, but Luke Donald is the bookies favourite at odds 7/1 to wear the tartan jacket this week and to win 2012 RBC Heritage Tournament.
Another favourite to win the title is Jim Furyk. The 41-year-old won this title two years ago and had a great outing in Georgia last weekend. Recording 2-under par 70 with four birdies in the final day in Augusta, the American player had an overall 3-under par 285 total to finished 11th position from the winner Bubba Watson. As much as this week’s PGA Tour is about resuming Donald and Snedeker rivalry, you can also count in the Donald and Jim rivalry. Nearly a month now, Furyk has lost the Transitions Championship title to Donald in a playoff match. The US Open Champion has played seven tournaments so far this season. Out of these, he only missed the cut once at the Honda Classic, three were finished in 11th position and a runner-up place after a playoff against World No1 Luke Donald in Florida more than three weeks ago. Jim Furyk has played weel in the past three weeks and has been consistent with his game that he is at odds 16/1 to win the RBC Heritage 2012 Tournament.
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