Expert Picks: RBC Heritage

April 16, 2013

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Expert Picks: RBC Heritage
Expert Fantasy selections Projected champion
Jason Day, Luke Donald
Jim Furyk, Brandt Snedeker

I’ve taken a lickin' the last couple of weeks, but must remain faithful to the chalk. Small ball goes a long way at Harbour Town, too.
Aaron Baddeley, Jason Dufner,
Jim Furyk, Brandt Snedeker

Who saw Baddeley's win at the 2011 Northern Trust Open coming? He'd finished outside the top 40 his previous three starts at that event and hadn't notched a top-5 in nearly a year. Baddeley is rolling the ball beautifully (fourth in strokes gained-putting) and had a streak of six consecutive top-25s snapped here last year when he missed the cut.
Luke Donald, Jim Furyk
Brandt Snedeker, Boo Weekley

Even though he suffered disappointment on Sunday at the Masters, Snedeker showed a return to the form he showed earlier in the season before an injury derailed his momentum.
Jason Day, Jason Dufner
Brandt Snedeker, Boo Weekley

Day couldn't close the deal at Augusta after a birdie-eagle start to Round 4, but it's just a matter of time before we can elevate him into the discussion of elite players. Perhaps it starts this week, with what would be his second career PGA TOUR victory (2010 HP Byron Nelson). Look out for Weekley, too, a two-time winner at Harbour Town who is off to a hot start in 2013 (31st in FedExCup points).
Stewart Cink, Jason Day
Billy Horschel, Brandt Snedeker

Look for the 2011 RBC Heritage champion to bounce back after last week's Masters disappointment. He knows the course and his game has rounded back into the kind of shape that marked his hot start earlier this year. What I like most, though, was the determination I heard in his voice Saturday night at Augusta National.
Stewart Cink, Luke Donald
Bill Haas, Matt Kuchar

A year ago, Stewart Cink had four top-25 finishes -- he's got that many already this year, including a T6 two weeks ago at Houston. He doesn't look too far away from regaining winning form so why not get all the way back at Harbour Town, where he's won twice before.
Luke Donald, Bill Haas
Billy Horschel, Matt Kuchar

I can't remember the last time Billy really had a bad week, but he will be tested at Harbour Town. His record there is terrible, but his ballstriking has been too good for him not to do some damage this week. And I have Horschel on my team until he misses a cut. Cue the jinx!
Stewart Cink, Jason Dufner
Jim Furyk, Graeme McDowell

The two-time Harbour Town champ's game is clicking again this season after an honest talk about his swing with instructor Mike Lipnick. He's got four top-25s, including a T6 in Houston where he came close. This week, he gets back in the winner's circle.
Jason Day, Luke Donald
Matt Kuchar, Brandt Snedeker

Day seems to be back into form even though he couldn't finish strong last week at Augusta. His game is where it needs to be and expect him to enter Harbour Town with a lot of fire and confidence to claim his second PGA TOUR victory.
Luke Donald, Jason Dufner
Matt Kuchar, Brandt Snedeker

Snedeker left Augusta National disappointed he didn't winbut not disappointed in his game, which save for a couple of holes looked very good in difficult conditions. He also has a good record here, having beaten Luke Donald in a playoff two years ago. There's a mental toughness to Snedeker. He bounces back this week.
Aaron Baddeley, Luke Donald
Ernie Els, Matt Kuchar

The typically steady Kuchar stumbled a bit in the final round at Augusta and closed with a 1-over 73. Expect him to bounce back at Harbour Town, where he had back-to-back rounds of 69 on Friday and Saturday last year.
Luke Donald, Jim Furyk
Zach Johnson, Matt Kuchar

Four players cut from the same mold, but the 2010 champion in Hilton Head gets the slight nod based on recent form (T3 Valero, T25 Masters). The seventh most accurate driver on TOUR will put himself in the right positions to fire at Harbour Town's tiny greens
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