2020 RBC Heritage odds: Surprising PGA picks, predictions from advanced model that nailed six majors

2020 RBC Heritage odds: Surprising PGA picks, predictions from advanced model that nailed six majors
The PGA Tour roared back last week with an exciting playoff won by Daniel Berger, and several of the world's top golfers will tee it up again this week at the 2020 RBC Heritage. C.T. Pan will defend his title at Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head Island against a field that has been…

The PGA Tour roared back last week with an exciting playoff won by Daniel Berger, and several of the world’s top golfers will tee it up again this week at the 2020 RBC Heritage. C.T. Pan will defend his title at Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head Island against a field that has been expanded from 132 players to 155. World No. 1 Rory McIlroy will be playing at Harbour Town for the first time since 2009 and will be joined in the 2020 RBC Heritage field by fellow top-ranked players Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka, and Dustin Johnson.

William Hill lists McIlroy at 11-1 in the current 2020 RBC Heritage odds, with Thomas at 16-1, and Rahm at 18-1. Koepka, Berger and Johnson are all 40-1. Pan, who fired a final-round 67 to win by one shot last year, is a 400-1 long shot on the PGA odds board. Before locking in any 2020 RBC Heritage picks or entering any PGA DFS tournaments on sites like FanDuel or DraftKings, be sure to see the golf predictions and projected leaderboard from the proven computer model at SportsLine

SportsLine’s prediction model, built by DFS pro Mike McClure, has nailed two of the last three majors entering the weekend. It predicted Gary Woodland’s first career major championship at the U.S. Open even though he wasn’t the favorite entering the weekend. The result: Woodland held off a late charge from Brooks Koepka and won by three strokes. The model also called Koepka’s historic victory at the 2019 PGA Championship, predicting he’d hold his lead in the home stretch.

In all, their advanced computer model has nailed a whopping six majors entering the weekend. And already this season, the model called Justin Thomas (15-2) winning the CJ Cup, Rory McIlroy (11-2) taking down the WGC-HSBC Champions and Viktor Hovland (11-1) earning his first career PGA Tour victory at the Puerto Rico Open. McClure also returned a whopping +788 during the 2020 Charles Schwab Challenge last week, including nailing top-five bets on Xander Schauffele at 13-2 and Collin Morikawa at 9-1. Anyone who has followed his golf picks has seen huge returns. 

Now that the RBC Heritage 2020 field is locked, SportsLine simulated the event 10,000 times, and the results were surprising. Head to SportsLine now to see the full projected leaderboard.

The model’s top 2020 RBC Heritage predictions 

One huge shocker the model is calling for: Bryson DeChambeau, a five-time PGA Tour champion and one of the top-three Vegas favorites at 16-1, stumbles and doesn’t even crack the top five. He comes in with momentum after recording four straight finishes of fifth or better. But consistency has been a challenge for the SMU product who turned pro in 2016. He finished outside the top 50 at the Phoenix Open earlier this year and started the 2019-20 PGA schedule by missing the cut at Greenbrier. 

Although he’s been crushing the ball off the tee with a 321.3 yard average driving distance, accuracy has been a concern. DeChambeau ranks 122nd on tour in driving accuracy at 60.44 percent and has hit only 220 of a possible 364 fairways this season. The model has factored that in and is fading him this week, making him one of 2020 RBC Heritage favorites to avoid in a loaded field. 

Another surprise: Collin Morikawa, a 25-1 long shot, makes a strong run at the title. He has a much better chance to win it all than his odds imply, so he’s a target for anyone looking for a huge payday.

Morikawa had a strong chance to claim his second PGA championship at last week’s Charles Schwab Challenge, only to rim out a three-footer for par on the first playoff hole against Berger. 

Morikawa’s tough finish at Colonial was still one of four top-10s the talented 23-year-old has produced so far in the 2019-20 season. The 2019 Barracuda Championship winner, Morikawa has hit just under 65 percent of fairways this season, accuracy that puts him in the top third of all PGA players. The model knows Morikawa is a player on a hot streak and is high on his chances to climb the 2020 RBC Heritage leaderboard.

How to make 2020 RBC Heritage picks

Also, the model says five other golfers with odds of 22-1 or longer will make a strong run at the title. Anyone who backs these underdogs could hit it big. You can only see them here.

So who wins the 2020 RBC Heritage? And which long shots stun the golfing world? Check out the odds below and visit SportsLine now to see the projected 2020 RBC Heritage leaderboard, all from the model that’s nailed six golf majors, and find out.

2020 RBC Heritage odds (via William Hill)

Rory McIlroy 11-1

Justin Thomas 16-1

Bryson DeChambeau 16-1

Jon Rahm 18-1

Xander Schauffele 22-1

Collin Morikawa 25-1

Sung-Jae Im 28-1

Webb Simpson 30-1

Justin Rose 30-1

Jordan Spieth 30-1

Patrick Reed 30-1

Hideki Matsuyama 30-1

Dustin Johnson 35-1

Brooks Koepka 35-1

Gary Woodland 40-1

Daniel Berger 40-1

Matt Kuchar 45-1

Branden Grace 50-1

Tony Finau 50-1

Rickie Fowler 50-1

Matthew Fitzpatrick 55-1

Tyrrell Hatton 60-1

Abraham Ancer 60-1

Kevin Kisner 66-1

Viktor Hovland 66-1

Shane Lowry 66-1

Scottie Scheffler 66-1

Sergio Garcia 70-1

Jason Day 70-1

Billy Horschel 80-1

Louis Oosthuizen 80-1

Joel Dahmen 80-1

Rafa Cabrera Bello 90-1

Brandt Snedeker 90-1

Byeong Hun An 90-1

Ian Poulter 90-1

Harris English 90-1

Jason Kokrak 90-1

J.T. Poston 100-1

Kevin Na 100-1

Corey Conners 100-1

Joaquin Niemann 100-1

Bubba Watson 100-1

Harold Verner 125-1

Brian Harman 125-1

Ryan Palmer 125-1

Luke List 125-1

Adam Hadwin 125-1

Christiaan Bezuidenhout 125-1

Rory Sabbatini 125-1

Scott Piercy 125-1

Bud Cauley 125-1

Zach Johnson 150-1

Maverick McNealy 150-1

Russell Knox 150-1

Graeme McDowell 150-1

Russell Henley 150-1

Alex Noren 150-1

Patrick Rodgers 150-1

Cameron Smith 150-1

Jim Furyk 150-1

Max Homa 150-1

Luke Donald 175-1

Ryan Moore 175-1

Chez Reavie 175-1

Lucas Glover 175-1

Danny Lee 175-1

Kevin Streelman 175-1

Matthew Wolff 175-1

Brendon Todd 200-1

Talor Gooch 200-1

Emiliano Grillo 200-1

Harry Higgs 200-1

C.T. Pan 200-1

Erik Van Rooyen 200-1

Charl Schwartzel 200-1

Chesson Hadley 200-1

Charley Hoffman 200-1

Tom Hoge 225-1

Si-Woo Kim 225-1

Jason Dufner 225-1

Sebastian Munoz 225-1

Charles Howell 225-1

Matt Wallace 225-1

Danny Willett 225-1

Troy Merritt 250-1

Victor Perez 250-1

Matt Jones 250-1

Aaron Wise 250-1

Dylan Frittelli 250-1

Keith Mitchell 250-1

Jhonattan Vegas 250-1

Andrew Putnam 250-1

Sung-Hoon Kang 250-1

Lanto Griffin 250-1

Andrew Landry 250-1

Wyndham Clark 275-1

Jimmy Walker 275-1

Jazz Janewattananond 275-1

Kevin Chappell 275-1

Wesley Bryan 275-1

Aaron Baddeley 275-1

Sam Burns 275-1

Pat Perez 300-1

Nick Watney 300-1

Mark Hubbard 300-1

Vaughn Taylor 300-1

Denny McCarthy 300-1

Kyle Stanley 300-1

Tyler Duncan 300-1

Brian Stuard 300-1

Mackenzie Hughes 300-1

Carlos Ortiz 300-1

Doc Redman 350-1

Kevin Tway 350-1

Adam Long 350-1

Scott Stalling 350-1

Austin Cook 350-1

Nate Lashley 350-1

Adam Schenk 350-1

Cameron Tringale 400-1

Stewart Cink 400-1

Brian Gay 400-1

Michael Thompson 400-1

Ernie Els 400-1

Bronson Burgoon 400-1

J.J. Spaun 400-1

Peter Malnati 400-1

Kyoung-Hoon Lee 400-1

Scott Brown 500-1

Brice Garnett 500-1

Bernhard Langer 500-1

Sepp Straka 500-1

Patton Kizzire 500-1

Matt Every 500-1

Sam Ryder 500-1

David Hearn 500-1

Spencer Ralston 500-1

Ryan Armour 500-1

K.J. Choi 500-1

Ted Potter 500-1

Andy Ogletree 500-1

Bill Haas 500-1

Vijay Singh 750-1

Davis Love 750-1

Roger Sloan 750-1

Glen Day 750-1

Chris Stroud 750-1

Martin Trainer 1000-1

Michael Gligic 1000-1

Jim Herman 1000-1

Michael Kim 1000-1

Bo Van Pelt 1500-1

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