Hello Playmakers! PGA DFS Golf is back again with PGA Tour’s 2021 RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links this week. DPA Staff Colin Lynch here and excited to bring you my breakdown of this event!
The tournament features a 135 player field consisting of PGA Tour regulars. These players will tee off against one another starting Thursday 7:00AM EDT at Harbour Town Golf Links, located in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The Pete Dye course will play as a par 71 measuring over 7,100 yards and will feature narrow fairways, overhanging trees, dark lagoons, and Bermuda grass. The Top 65 and Tied make the cut for the weekend after the completion of 36 holes.
Top Tier Targets
Patrick Cantlay ($10,900)
Cantlay is coming off back to back missed cuts at The Players Championship and The Masters, I’m hoping this will help keep his ownership low because he’s one of the best golfers in the field on Pete Dye courses. Patrick ranks Top 10 in the field in strokes gained off the tee, Top 20 in strokes gained on approach, and Top 5 in birdie or better percentage and scrambling. Cantlay has arguably the best course history in the field here, highlighted by three Top 10 finishes, including two Top 5’s, in three career starts (3rd, 7th, 3rd).
Webb Simpson ($10,700)
The RBC Heritage defending champ strides in as the favorite to win it again in 2021. Webb set the tournament record with a winning score of -22 last year. He is coming off a 12th place finish at The Masters and his short game has been lethal. Simpson is the perfect course fit, he loves shorter Bermuda courses, especially Par 71’s. He ranks first in the field in scrambling, Top 5 in driving accuracy, and Top 20 in strokes gained ball striking. Simpson has four consecutive Top 16 finishes at Harbour Town Golf Links (1st, 16th, 5th, 11th) and he’s gone on record stating it’s one of his favorite courses on The PGA Tour. He hasn’t missed the cut here in over ten starts.
Matthew Fitzpatrick ($9,100)
Fitzpatrick posted a 34th place finish at The Masters last week and ranked Top 5 in ball striking and fairways hit at Augusta. Fitz has been playing some of the best and most consistent golf of his career. He’s posted six Top 20’s In his last eight starts worldwide, including a win over on the Euro Tour (34th, 9th, 10, 11th, 5th, 17th, 67th, 1st). He’s great with his long irons and he has one of the best short games on tour. Matthew ranks Top 15 in the field in birdie or better percentage and strokes gained off the tee, and he’s number one in the field in strokes gained putting. Fitz has also quietly made three consecutive cuts at Harbour Town, including two Top 15 finishes.
Middle Tier Targets
Abraham Ancer ($8,900)
Ancer finished 26th at The Masters last week marking his fifth consecutive made cut and Top 30 finish on tour (26th, 23rd, 18th, 22nd, 18th). Abe is a consistent all around golfer that peppers fairways and greens. He’s one of the most accurate off the tee and he nearly won this event last year, finishing in 2nd. Ancer is a Pete Dye course specialist that ranks Top 15 in the field in strokes gained on approach. He has posted six Top 25 finishes in his last six starts on Pete Dye tracks (22nd, 5th, 11th, 2nd, 2nd, 8th).
Brian Harman ($8,700)
Harman has finishes of 12th, 12th, and 3rd in his last three starts on tour (two of those majors). He’s a golfer that can gain strokes in all four facets of his game. Harman has quietly made fourteen of his last fifteen cuts on tour, including nine straight. He has gained strokes off the tee in eleven of his last thirteen starts on tour. Harman also has three Top 30 finishes in his last four starts at Harbour Town.
Charley Hoffman ($7,800)
Hoffman is well rested coming off a 2nd place finish his last time out at The Valero Texas Open. Charley’s irons have been on fire lately, highlighted by twenty three strokes gained on approach over his last four events. Hoffman has quietly made six consecutive cuts on tour, highlighted by three Top 10’s during that stretch (2nd, 34th, 17th, 10th, 52nd, 7th).
Value Tier Targets
Ian Poulter ($7,600)
Poulter is coming off a 26th place finish last week at The Masters. He’s a true grinder that has some of the best course history in the field at Harbour Town. Poulter has an elite short game and he’s one of the best putters in the field on Bermuda. His stats don’t jump off the page but he’s posted four straight Top 15 finishes here and ranks third for most strokes gained at Harbour Town over the last five years.
Kevin Streelman ($7,300)
Streelman is a straight hitter that seems a bit underpriced this week. He’s made nine of his last twelve cuts on tour and he’s one of my favorite value plays on the slate. Streelman missed the cut here last year but he had back to back Top 10 finishes in 2017 and 2018. I expect him to bounce back in a big way in 2021.
Patton Kizzire ($6,500)
Kizzire is coming off a Top 10 finish at The Valero Texas Open where he gained over eight strokes on approach. He is in good form and he’s dirt cheap, sign me up! Kizzire has quietly made twelve of his last thirteen cuts on tour. Patton is one of the best putters in the field, ranking Top 5 in strokes gained putting. I love him in all formats this week.
Daniel Berger ($10,00)
Will Zalatoris ($9,700)
Corey Conners ($9,200)
Si Woo Kim ($7,900)
Chris Kirk ($7,500)
Lucas Glover ($7,100)
Adam Hadwin ($7,100)
J.T. Poston ($7,100)
Matthew Nesmith ($6,900)
Rory Sabbatini ($6,800)
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