RBC Heritage 2020 DraftKings picks: The case against Bryson DeChambeau this week

The excitement surrounding the PGA tour on its return, which did not disappoint Colonial last week, is undeniable. Harbor Town is another staple and shows how much attention golf receives. DraftKings is back with a Millionaire Maker for a second week in a row, showing how much enthusiasm behind golf and gambling has been reserved for major championships since the million dollar competition for the top prize.
For the RBC Heritage's disability, we have another tight, tree-lined tee test that requires driver accuracy. The tiny greens require an elite ball hit. As the previous champions of the event (C. T. Pan, Satoshi Kodaira and Wesley Bryan) prove, the route is not a prerequisite for success. Anyone can win in Harbor Town.
Another star-studded field will converge on Hilton Head Island this week. 18 of the 23 best players in the world, including Tyrrell Hatton and Hideki Matsuyama, make their debut after the shutdown. What should we do with this elite field that offers so many opportunities to build your lineup? We’re going over the strategy in depth this week in the Golf Digest podcast. Here is my analysis of the field based on prices, courtesy of FanDuel and DraftKings.
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$ 9,000 and up
High Upside: Hideki Matsuyama ($ 9,500 DESIGN | $ 11,000 FANDUEL)
The last time we saw Matsuyama, he was the leader of the first round of the Players Championship before it was canceled. This was a positive trend for Matsuyama, who finished fifth at The Genesis Invitational and sixth at WGC-Mexico before the break.
Safest option: Rory McIlroy ($ 11,300 DESIGNS | $ 12,200 FANDUEL)
Even if he scratches his head in the final at Colonial 74, it's hard to figure out that McIlroy is not in the top 10 of an event. He turns his bad laps into good laps and even his good laps feel like he has left a few punches on the course. This is the combination for an incredibly high floor.
Most likely disappointing: Bryson DeChambeau (USD 10,700 DESIGN | USD 11,900 FANDUEL)
I love Bryson and what he does, but Harbor Town is probably the worst "fit" for DeChambeau for the rest of the season. He won't be able to cut the doglegs like he did at Colonial, which will likely neutralize his biggest weapon. Now with even more inflated property, I'm going to raise some concerns.
Winning selection: Webb Simpson ($ 9,000 DRAFTKINGS | $ 11,400 FANDUEL)
Simpson unusually missed the cut at Colonial last week, losing 3.27 shots on approach in round 1, one of his worst rounds in the RickRunGood.com database. He played better on Friday but still missed the cut. He's going to Harbor Town, which fits his place almost perfectly, and he's got three direct top 16 finishes.
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$ 8,000 to $ 9,000
High Upside: Tyrrell Hatton ($ 8,000 DESIGN | $ 9,800 FANDUEL)
This is the first time that Hatton appears after shutting down. He won the Turkish Airlines Open in late 2019 and followed the season with wrist surgery. He went T-6 at WGC Mexico and then won back at Arnold Palmer Invitational in his first two starts. Leisure was not an issue for Hatton.
Safest option: Gary Woodland ($ 8,400 DRAFTKINGS | $ 10,500 FANDUEL)
Woodland is an elite from the tee and on the rise. With his ninth place last week, he has three top 12 positions in a row. Woodland has completed less than driver courses in his career. Expect countless spines in Harbor Town.
Most likely disappointing: Brooks Koepka ($ 8,600 DRAFTKINGS | $ 11,100 FANDUEL)
While it's important to remember that Koepka looks better, he relied heavily on his short game last week with 2.66 shots won / around the green and another 4.73 shots won / putts. This is an unsustainable rate (unless your name is Jordan Spieth).
Winning selection: Abraham Ancer ($ 8,000 DRAFTKINGS | $ 9,600 FANDUEL)
If there was ever a course suitable for Ancer, it is Harbor Town. He is one of the shortest but most precise drivers on the PGA Tour and has no problem competing in tough fields (T-14 last week, T-12 at WGC Mexico).
$ 7,000 to $ 8,000
High Upside: Viktor Hovland ($ 7,600 DESIGNS | $ 9,900 FANDUEL)
Hovland is the perfect combination of driving accuracy and distance. He is one of the top 25 in this field of fairways hits (67 percent) and hits the ball farther than anyone else in this group. By winning the Puerto Rico Open, he is ahead and will now try to score his first win in a field event that doesn't conflict.
Safest option: Kevin Kisner (7,700 USD DESIGN | 9,800 USD FANDUEL)
There are a few tournaments a year that Kisner knows he can keep up with, and this is one of them. He finished second in 2015, eleventh in 2017 and seventh in 2019 as part of his six straight cuts in Harbor Town.
Most likely disappointing: Byeong Hun An ($ 7,500 DRAFTKINGS | $ 9,100 FANDUEL)
He is a founding member of #TeamNoPutt, but is more known for his ability to blow up in no time. The quadruple bogey that he took in 11th place last Sunday is proof of this.
Winning selection: J.T. Poston ($ 7,500 DESIGNS | $ 9,200 FANDUEL)
Poston stayed around all week, scoring his top 10 since winning the Wyndham Championship in 2019. He finished sixth on his only trip to Harbor Town. So expect the good mood to continue.
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$ 6,900 and below
High Upside: Brendon Todd ($ 6,900 DESIGNS | $ 8,100 FANDUEL)
We're not far from Todd's two consecutive wins in late 2019. This route only started 10 starts ago and we are on a course that should fit his eye. Todd finished fourth here in 2015.
Safest option: Harry Higgs ($ 6,900 DESIGNS | $ 8,100 FANDUEL)
There is no "safe option" that low, but Higgs has now made six direct cuts and found the weekend in 10 of his last 11 events.
Most likely disappointing: Russell Knox ($ 6,900 DRAFTKINGS | $ 8,200 FANDUEL)
Most will consider his course record (18th in 15th, 2nd in 16th and 11th in 17th) to be the reason for the formation of Knox. I focus more on his five missing cuts that go back to Pebble Beach.
Winning selection: Brian Stuard ($ 6,600 DRAFTKINGS | $ 7,500 FANDUEL)
Maybe you missed Brian Stuard, who carded the round of the day on Sunday, a 64 with a bogey on the 18th, because he was ready when you woke up. He went out alone first and fired this number. If he "found something", Harbor Town would be an excellent match for the guy who was 220th in driving distance but 6th in accuracy.

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