4 Groups To Watch (and Bet on) at the RBC Heritage

Rickie Fowler and Rory McIlroy
Rickie Fowler and Rory McIlroy walk along the 2nd hole during the first round of the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club on Aug 10, 2017 in Charlotte, NC. Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images

The PGA Tour travels northeast, from Texas, to Hilton Head, South Carolina for the 52nd edition of the RBC Heritage. As was the case last week, many of the big names will be on hand at Harbour Town Golf Links, including 15 of the top-20 ranked golfers in the world.

Headlined by the likes of Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka, and Bryson DeChambeau, the stacked field will feature four groups broadcast on PGA Tour Live:

Brooks Koepka, Patrick Reed, Daniel Berger

Believe it or not, a T32 last week at Colonial was Koepka’s best finish of the 2019-20 season, albeit in just six starts… Reed, now ranked No. 6 in the world, owns a win, T15 and T7 in his three most recent starts… Berger, meanwhile, enters off four-straight top-10 finishes, highlighted by a win last week in Forth Worth.

Thursday – 7:29 a.m.
Friday – 12:54 p.m.

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Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler, C.T. Pan

Fowler started the season with a T5 and T10 but in his last five starts he’s missed the cut three times, alongside a T37 and T18… McIlroy was hot prior to the shutdown with seven straight top-5 finishes, but posted a T32 in his return last week, primarily due to a poor front-nine on Sunday… CT Pan is the defending champion but is in the midst of a horrendous slump with six missed cuts (and a T63) in his last seven starts.

Thursday – 7:40 a.m.
Friday – 1:05 p.m.

Dustin Johnson, Hideki Matsuyama, Gary Woodland

Johnson is the local legend, but the 35-year old enters off a missed cut in Texas. In his last four starts, DJ has posted: MC, T48, T10, T32… Matsuyama is quietly returning to form that saw him reach No. 2 in the world three years ago. The Japanese star has already posted three top-5s (2, T3, T5) this season, along with a T6, and four additional top-20s (T16, T11, T12, T16)… Woodland will enter Hilton Head off a 9th place finish in Texas. The reigning U.S. Open champion appears to be in top form with five top-10 finishes in nine season starts. His most recent three include 9, T8, and T12.

Thursday – 12:54 p.m.
Friday – 7:29 a.m.

Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm, Justin Rose

Following a T10 at Colonial, Thomas moved up to No. 3 in the world rankings. In 10 starts on the season, Thomas has posted seven top-10s, five of which were top-5s, including two victories… Rahm, ranked No. 2 in the world, missed the cut last week in Texas. Prior to that flub, he’d posted five top-10s in six starts on the season, highlighted by a pair of silver medals… Rose, meanwhile, enters off a terrific four days in Fort Worth. The Englishman finally ended his experiment with Honma and proceeded to shoot four rounds of 63, 69, 68, and 66 en route to a T3 finish.
Thursday – 1:05 p.m.
Friday – 7:40 a.m.

A full list of tee times can be found here.


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