The RBC Heritage started on Thursday, April 14th, with Cameron Young starting with an eight-under 63 to take a two-stroke lead over his competition into the second day. RBC Heritage is being held at the Hilton Head Island in South Carolina.
The first major of the year is over after the US Masters finished a week ago. However, many of the top golfers in the world are competing in the RBC Heritage. Five of the world’s current top 10 players are going to be competing in this event. Justin Thomas, Collin Morikawa, and Cameron Smith are going to be some of the bigger names playing.
One thing to keep in mind about the RBC Heritage is that it is known for being a challenging course. Although it is a challenging course, the golfers that are going to be competing in this one should still be able to find plenty of success.
Coming into day 2 of the event, a few golfers are going to have some betting odds that bettors can certainly find ways to profit from. Considering that some of the top golfers in the world have high odds after a somewhat disappointing day, this could actually be a good thing.
The RBC Heritage is a long event, meaning one great day from some of the top guys can put them in positions to finish in the top-10 at the very least.
Best Bets For The RBC
Below, we will be going over the best golf bets for the remainder of the event.
The 24-year-old Cameron Young, who is a PGA Tour rookie, had eight birdies on the first day.
Young finished ahead of guys who competed in the Masters a week ago. He finished above Shane Lowry, who tied for third at the Masters, and Canada’s Corey Conners, who finished sixth at the Masters.
He is going to be the favorite going into the second day of the event, but it might not be the best idea to put money on him but considering he doesn’t have much experience on the PGA Tour.
Although there are always going to be guys who’re going to jump on the scene and win events, it is one of the more difficult things to do in all professional sports. The PGA Tour is the best of the best, and even with some of the top golfers not competing because they were just in the Masters a week ago, it is still going to be extremely tough for Young to win the event.
Joaquin Niemann had an excellent opening day to start the RBC Heritage.
He is currently in second place and only two shots behind the first place Cameron Young, at -6.
Niemann is only 23 but has found plenty of success throughout his young career. The Chilean professional golfer was the number one ranked amateur golfer from May 2017 to April 2018. He is now a member of the PGA Tour, where he has already won two events.
Lowry did play in the Masters a week ago, which could sometimes lead it to a letdown after competing in the biggest golf event of the year. However, he had a great opening day as he finished -5 and is tied for third place.
Lowry is one of those guys who is looked at as a veteran around the PGA Tour. Although he is only 35 years old, which could be considered young for some PGA Tour members, he has been around for quite some time. He won the 2019 Open Championship, the Irish Open as an amateur in 2009, and the 2015 wcg Bridgestone Invitational.
Jordan Spieth (top-10 finish)
Jordan Spieth certainly didn’t have the day that he was hoping for at the opening of the RBC Heritage. However, he did still finish -2, which is only going to be six shots behind the first place, Cameron Young.
Six shots in golf is a huge deficit to come back from, but taking Spieth to still finish in the top 10 can certainly be a great investment for bettors.
At only 28 years old, there can be arguments made that Jordan Spieth is the number one golfer in the entire world.
Spieth is a three-time Major winner and the 2015 FedEx Cup champion. His first major win came in the 2015 Masters tournament, where he shot a 270.
The event is going to finish on Sunday, with $8 million in total prizes