The next stop on the PGA Tour is the RBC Heritage in South Carolina. RBC Heritage odds are available with bookmakers.
Most of the early money has come for Collin Morikawa after a strong finish at Augusta. He shared equal favoritism with Justin Thomas, who also played well at The Masters.
Morikawa Climbs in Rankings
With a fifth-place finish at the Masters last week, Collin Morikawa is now the No. 2-ranked golfer in the world.
The 25-year-old is one of many young Americans making their mark on the PGA Tour and he rarely puts in a bad performance, so bettors know they’re always getting value for money.
With the PGA Championship just around the corner, his best odds to win the PGA Championship are +1400, which is a significant move from his opening quote.
He has also firmed in RBC Heritage markets to +1100 after opening at +1600. We’re not surprised by the weight of money coming for the 2020 PGA Championship and 2021 Open Championship winner.
Morikawa’s positive attitude is another reason to bet on him and we fancy his chances of success at Harbour Town Golf Links.
Why Not Cameron Smith?
Behind Scottie Scheffler for the hottest golfer in the world is Cameron Smith, who finished third at the Masters.
The classy Australian got within one stroke of the lead in the final round, but he wasn’t able to bridge the gap. However, despite the disappointing Sunday, Smith had another incredible week.
He is already a two-time winner this year, having won the Tournament of Champions and The Players Championship. Smith is one of the more confident players on tour and there is no reason to jump off his back.
A busy schedule isn’t enough to keep him down and he is another well-backed golfer with RBC Heritage odds. He has overtaken Dustin Johnson as the third favorite to win and he’s a must-have on your golf betting tickets.
Niemann is Our Man
Bettors get value odds for Joaquin Niemann, who recorded a top -35 finish at the Masters, but the RBC Heritage suits him better.
The Chilean youngster recorded a T22 finish at The Players and a win in the Genesis Open in February, so he’s playing well and shouldn’t be overlooked.
We didn’t feature him in our PGA Masters predictions, but his performance at Augusta was enough to warrant attention in South Carolina.
Niemann is a player who could win multiple times on tour this year and, given his odds of +3300, he’s worth including. He is on the same line as Russell Henley, so take the value with Niemann, who is in much better form.
Chase Maverick McNealy
Using the “Chase Theory” in golf isn’t the worst strategy. It worked with the likes of Scheffler and we think Maverick McNealy is the next cab off the rank.
The 26-year-old looks ready to show why he was the top-ranked amateur in the world and he has produced some strong finishes.
McNealy finished seventh in the Genesis Open behind Niemann before finishing T35 at the Valero Texas Open two weeks ago.
McNealy didn’t do enough to make the Masters field, but his RBC Heritage odds of +5500 are generous.
He played in the WGC Matchplay and recorded a massive victory over Niemann 8 and 6. Wins like that will give him confidence that he can beat the best players in the world.
We think he’ll win on the PGA Tour in the next two years and, given the odds, he’s worth chasing until he wins.