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RBC Heritage: Odds, tips, how to watch, TV channel, date and course guide

The PGA TOUR returns with another Signature Event hot on the back of the US Masters, where Scottie Scheffler ran out a four-shot winner.

Read our tips for this week's PGA TOUR event as well as our course guide, how to watch and TV channel below.

RBC Heritage

How to watch the RBC Heritage and TV channel

The RBC Heritage will be available to watch on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Golf.

RBC Heritage date

The RBC Heritage will take place from Thursday 18th April to Sunday 21st April.

Harbour Town course guide

The third Pete Dye design of the season, and the first of two in the next two events (TPC Louisiana), Harbour Town opened for business in 1967.

The RBC Heritage has been hosted on these links since 1965. The 2023 edition was the first to break the 7,200-yard barrier and returns at 7,213 yards for the 2024 edition.

Playing 36-35 to Par-71, the famous lighthouse on Calibogue Sound is the aiming point on the 18th tee and provides the widest fairway on the property. Only 22 acres of fairway can be found snaking through the trees, 54 bunkers, and 18 water penalty areas.

The rough cut down to 1.25 inches for the 2024 edition will assist recovery shots to hold the greens. The overseeded Poa Trivialis putting surfaces are the second-smallest greens on TOUR, trailing only the links at Pebble Beach. The more wind, the more difficult it is to attack fairways and greens.

Properly missing greens affords a chance to chip in or knock it close. Approach shots finding the proper levels on the putting surfaces are opportunities to shave a shot off the scorecard. Known for hole-outs and one of the highest one-putt percentages on TOUR, keeping the ball dry is the No. 1 priority. Gaining strokes tee to green goes a long way to winning this week.

Troy Merritt (2015) and David Frost (1994) share the course record with 61 (-10). Neither man is in the field this week.

Winning by 10 shots, Brian Gay set the April tournament scoring record in 2009 on 20-under-par 264.

The June scoring record is 22-under 262, set by Webb Simpson in 2020.

RBC Heritage tips

To Win – Ludvig Aberg (14/1), Cameron Davis (60/1)
Top 10 – Xander Schauffele (5/4), Denny McCarthy (4/1)
Top 20 – Taylor Moore (13/8), Erik Barnes (6/1)

RBC Heritage preview

The fifth Signature Event of the season, the field of 69 players includes 43 of the top 50 from the Official World Golf Rankings. Only 15 players did not qualify for the Masters last week.

Matt Fitzpatrick won the 2023 edition, defeating 2022 champion Jordan Spieth in a playoff.

There are no multiple winners in the field this week and only three previous winners (Fitzpatrick 2023, Spieth 2022, and Simpson 2020).

The last champion to successfully defend the title was Boo Weekley in 2008.

A TOUR event since 1969, the youngest winner is Davis Love III (23, 1987), while Hale Irwin, 48 in 1994, is the oldest winner.

There is no cut.

The winner this week will take home 700 FedExCup points and $3.6 million of the $20 million purse.

Top of the Board  

Scottie Scheffler (4/1): Mother Nature might be the only force in the universe to slow down the number one player in the Official World Golf Rankings. The impending birth of his first child, combined with his quick turnaround after winning his second Green Jacket might provide the perfect storm. Too many moving parts. Golf is not played in a vacuum.

Xander Schauffele (12/1): Making his 10th start of the season, he will look to add his eighth top-10 payday and ninth paycheck of T25 or better. Running fourth here last year, he sits second on TOUR in SG: Total and SG: Tee to Green. The only missing piece is finding the winner’s circle on Sunday.

Ludvig Aberg (14/1): The winner down the coast on Sea Island back in November, the Swede has not missed a beat since the calendar flipped to 2024. The first time he played THE PLAYERS Championship, another Pete Dye design, he cashed eighth. The first time he played on small greens at Pebble Beach, he finished second. The first time he played in a major championship, he cashed solo second to Scheffler. No boundaries.

Patrick Cantlay (14/1): Nobody has gained more shots here in the last five years than the 2022 runner-up. Running third last year extended his total podium finishes to four from five weekends. The other payday? T7. That’s pretty good. After a disappointing PLAYERS, he returned at the Masters to knock off the rust and sign for T22.

Rory McIlroy (14/1): Addressing the rumors about his future should free him up as he makes just his third visit to Harbour Town. The 66 on Sunday at San Antonio seems like ages ago.

Collin Morikawa (18/1): Remarked how he got “greedy” chasing Scheffler on Sunday, he has a chance to make amends this week. Finding something on the range last week in Augusta clicked during the tournament, and he picked up his first top-10 result since the season-opening Sentry.

Tommy Fleetwood (20/1): Missing his regular caddie, the Englishman used an Augusta local to help him navigate his best finish at the first major of the season. From his last 14 loops on Hilton Head, he’s produced seven rounds in the 60s. Grind on!

Players to consider for Top 10, Top 20, or Top 40 action:

Shane Lowry (35/1): Accepted a sponsor’s exemption to add to his three top-10 paydays in his previous five visits.

Brian Harman (50/1): Ties to this event stretch back to his childhood. Making his 15th start, not many will have more local knowledge.

Denny McCarthy (55/1): Made the cut on debut last week at the Masters, including posting 70 in the final round. Two weeks ago, he broke the record of putts holed in a PGA TOUR event, set in 1994 by David Frost at Harbour Town. Stars aligned.

Cameron Davis (60/1): When course form (T3-T7-T25) meets current form (T12 Masters), I can’t look away.

Christian Bezuidenhout (66/1): I hope the heat from TPC Sawgrass (T13), Valspar (T9) and Valero (T25) has not cooled. Grinding tee to green and around the greens, I’m heading back for more.

Taylor Moore (66/1): Another who is no stranger to this column, his worst finish in his last four on TOUR is T31 at TPC Sawgrass. Having made every weekend in 2024, he backed up T2 in Houston with T20 at ANGC last week. Sizzle!

Nick Taylor (110/1): Time to take the Pebble Beach magic to the East Coast and Hilton Head Island. Tough week last week should throw folks off the scent.

Erik Barnes (500/1): Playing his way in after T2 in Puerto Rico and T17 in Houston, his super short game could force him into the top 20 or top 30. 

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