RBC Heritage 6.18.2020

After a playoff showdown between Colin Morikawa and Daniel Berger that saw the latter come out on top, we now move to Harbour Town for the RBC Heritage. Once again, this field is much better than usual for this tournament, so course history is not a huge factor for the most part. We also see a few top guys who didn’t play last week, so it will be interesting to see how they come out after a long break. Maybe one of them put on 20 pounds and is gonna bomb 340yd drives all week, but there’s no way that’s possible(seriously Bryson, what have you been doing during quarantine?). I will be listing players for each site as the pricing is very different this week so some guys are more viable on one site than the other. 

For DFS Golf, the most important thing is making the cut. For most tournaments, having everyone in your lineup make the cut almost guarantees you a profit, barring an insane weekend collapse. There are certain golfers that are consistent cut-makers, while others are hit or miss and can miss the cut or win the whole thing. It’s important to know what type of lineup you are building, either cash or GPP, so you know which type of golfer you want to target.

Draftkings Scoring

Per Hole Scoring
Double Eagle or Better+13 Pts
Eagle+8 Pts
Birdie+3 Pts
Par+0.5 Pts
Bogey-0.5 Pts
Double Bogey-1 Pt
Worse than Double Bogey-1 Pt
Streaks and Bonuses
Streak of 3 Birdies or Better {Max 1 Per Round}+3 Pts
Bogey Free Round+3 Pts
All 4 Rounds Under 70 Strokes+5 Pts
Hole In One+5 Pts
Tournament Finish Scoring
1st+30 Pts
2nd+20 Pts
3rd+18 Pts
4th+16 Pts
5th+14 Pts
6th+12 Pts
7th+10 Pts
8th+9 Pts
9th+8 Pts
10th+7 Pts
11th – 15th+6 Pts
16th – 20th+5 Pts
21st – 25th+4 Pts
26th – 30th+3 Pts
31st – 40th+2 Pts
41st – 50th+1 Pt

The largest difference for Fanduel is the bonuses, which are similar, but more rewarding than on Draftkings. Most importantly, instead of needing a streak of 3 birdies, you only need 5+ birdies for the whole round. These bonuses really add up so we want guys that can rack up birdies to take advantage of the 5+ birdies and streak points.

Fanduel Scoring

Eagle (Or Better)7
Birdie3.1
Par0.5
Bogey-1
Double Bogey (Or Worse)-3
Streak Bonus (2 Holes in a Row Under-Par)0.6
Bounce Back (Hole Under-Par After Hole Over-Par)0.3
5+ Birdies Or Better (1 Round)4
Bogey Free Round5
1st place30
2nd place20
3rd place18
4th place16
5th place14
6th place12
7th place10
8th place8
9th place7
10th place6
11th-15th place5
16th-20th place4
21st-25th place3
26th-30th place2
31st-40th place1

Much like NASCAR, the most important thing is finishing position, as a high finish generally means a good number of birdies and low bogeys to go along with the placement points. The top guys are always a threat to win, so it is important to find the cheaper guys who can outplace their salary. There are multiple ways to build a lineup, and you need to decide if you want to balance cheap and expensive guys, or if you want to go safer with all mid-end golfers. The first composition is great for GPPs, while the latter is more cash-oriented, but any lineup for PGA has potential to win any contest. 

Each player’s tee times have been included alongside their site salaries and betting odds to win. Tee times are very important this week, especially for Showdown contests, due to the drastic weather changes throughout the day. For Showdown contests, we want to target guys playing early as there is projected to be a large increase in both temperature and wind as the days go on, making the course much more difficult for the afternoon waves.

NameDraftkings SalaryFanduel SalaryThurs. Tee Time (EST)Fri. Tee Time (EST)Odds
Rory McIlroy11300122007:40 AM1:05 PM12/1
Justin Thomas10900118001:05 PM7:40 AM15/1
Bryson DeChambeau107001190012:43 PM7:18 AM16/1
Jon Rahm10500117001:05 PM7:40 AM20/1
Xander Schauffele10200116008:13 AM1:38 PM25/1
Collin Morikawa10000115008:02 AM1:27 PM28/1
Sungjae Im9700109001:27 PM8:02 Am28/1
Hideki Matsuyama95001100012:54 PM7:29 AM30/1
Justin Rose9200112001:05 PM7:40 AM28/1
Webb Simpson90001140012:43 PM7:18 AM25/1
Daniel Berger8900106007:29 AM12:54 PM50/1
Patrick Reed8800113007:29 AM12:54 PM28/1
Jordan Spieth8700108007:18 AM12:43 PM38/1
Brooks Koepka8600111007:29 AM12:54 PM35/1
Dustin Johnson85001070012:54 PM7:29 AM33/1
Gary Woodland84001050012:54 PM7:29 AM33/1
Matt Kuchar8300104001:38 PM8:13 AM45/1
Tony Finau8200103008:02 AM1:27 PM45/1
Rickie Fowler8100101007:40 AM1:05 PM50/1
Tyrrell Hatton800098008:02 AM1:27 PM50/1
Abraham Ancer8000960012:10 PM6:45 AM60/1
Matthew Fitzpatrick790097008:35 AM2:00 PM66/1
Jason Kokrak790099007:07 AM12:32 PM66/1
Branden Grace7800102002:22 PM8:57 AM66/1
Shane Lowry780095001:05 PM7:40 AM80/1
Billy Horschel7700940012:43 PM7:18 AM80/1
Kevin Kisner770098007:18 AM12:43 PM33/1
Louis Oosthuizen770093001:16 PM7:51 AM90/1
Ian Poulter760094007:29 AM12:54 AM70/1
Viktor Hovland760099008:13 AM1:38 PM66/1
Jason Day7600100007:51 AM1:16 PM80/1
Joel Dahmen750095007:07 AM12:32 PM90/1
J.T. Poston750092008:24 AM1:49 PM66/1
Brandt Snedeker7500910012:54 PM7:29 AM80/1
Byeong Hun An750091006:45 AM12:10 PM90/1
Bubba Watson740097007:51 AM1:16 PM80/1
Joaquin Niemann740089008:02 AM1:27 PM90/1
Harold Varner III740090007:07 AM12:32 PM150/1
Corey Conners740090001:38 PM8:13 AM80/1
Rafa Cabrera Bello7400900012:32 PM7:07 AM125/1
Harris English730089006:45 AM12:10 PM100/1
Adam Hadwin730087001:16 PM7:51 AM100/1
Ryan Palmer730087001:49 PM8:24 AM150/1
Sergio Garcia730093007:18 AM12:43 PM100/1
Rory Sabbatini7200890012:32 PM7:07 AM125/1
Bud Cauley7200880012:10 PM6:45 AM100/1
Brian Harman720088008:35 AM2:00 PM70/1
Christiaan Bezuidenhout7200850012:21 PM6:56 AM125/1
Luke List720088006:45 AM12:21 PM125/1
Graeme McDowell720085001:16 PM7:51 AM150/1
Patrick Rodgers710086006:45 AM12:10 PM150/1
Maverick McNealy7100850012:10 PM6:45 Am150/1
Jim Furyk710087008:02 AM1:27 PM150/1
Scott Piercy710083001:27 PM8:02 AM175/1
Lucas Glover7100840012:21 PM6:56 AM175/1
Russell Henley7100840012:10 PM6:45 AM175/1
Cameron Smith710085007:18 AM12:43 PM175/1
Luke Donald700083007:40 AM1:05 PM175/1
Kevin Streelman700086002:00 PM8:35 AM175/1
Max Homa700086001:16 PM7:51 AM175/1
Talor Gooch700081008:46 AM2:11 PM250/1
Alex Noren700083002:22 PM8:57 AM150/1
Zach Johnson700084007:18 AM12:43 PM175/1
Danny Lee7000820012:21 PM6:56 AM200/1
Russell Knox690082001:49 PM8:24 AM175/1
Ryan Moore6900840012:10 PM6:45 AM180/1
Harry Higgs690081007:07 AM12:32 PM175/1
Brendon Todd6900810012:54 PM7:29 AM175/1
Charles Howell III690082001:38 PM8:13 AM175/1
Chesson Hadley690081002:11 PM8:46 AM250/1
Matthew Wolff6900830012:43 PM7:18 AM175/1
Chez Reavie680082001:49 PM8:24 AM200/1
Emiliano Grillo6800800012:32 PM7:07 AM250/1
Andrew Landry680078001:27 PM8:02 AM200/1
Charley Hoffman680080008:35 AM2:00 PM250/1
Matt Wallace680079008:46 AM2:11 PM175/1
Danny Willett680078008:24 AM1:49 PM125/1
Andrew Putnam680076007:40 AM1:05 PM200/1
Jhonattan Vegas670076002:00 PM8:35 AM250/1
C.T. Pan670080007:40 AM1:05 PM175/1
Sebastian Munoz670079007:29 AM12:54 PM175/1
Matt Jones670079002:00 PM8:35 AM200/1
Vaughn Taylor670077006:56 AM12:21 PM250/1
Dylan Frittelli670077001:16 PM7:51 AM250/1
Si Woo Kim670078007:40 AM1:05 PM225/1
Matthew NeSmith660077006:56 AM12:21 PM250/1
Brian Stuard660075002:11 PM8:46 AM250/1
Sam Burns660077001:49 PM8:24 AM275/1
Erik Van Rooyen660079008:46 AM2:11 PM250/1
Tom Hoge6600780012:10 PM6:45 AM250/1
Charl Schwartzel6600800012:21 PM6:56 AM200/1
Jazz Janewattananond660072008:57 AM2:22 PM250/1
Adam Schenk650072008:57 AM2:22 PM250/1
Lanto Griffin650072001:16 PM7:51 AM250/1
Pat Perez650076001:05 PM7:40 AM250/1
Victor Perez650074002:22 PM8:57 AM250/1
Jason Dufner650076001:38 PM8:13 AM225/1
Sung Kang650075007:40 AM1:16 PM250/1
Keith Mitchell650075001:05 PM7:40 AM250/1
Jimmy Walker650073001:27 PM8:02 AM275/1
Doc Redman640070006:45 AM12:10 PM300/1
Mark Hubbard640074008:57 AM2:22 PM300/1
Aaron Wise640075008:02 AM1:27 PM250/1
Bronson Burgoon640071008:35 AM2:00 PM350/1
Aaron Baddeley640074006:45 AM12:10 PM250/1
Troy Merritt6400730012:54 PM7:29 AM250/1
Nick Watney640070006:56 AM12:21 PM275/1
Tyler Duncan640073001:38 PM8:13 AM250/1
Carlos Ortiz630071008:35 AM2:00 PM300/1
Wyndham Clark630074001:49 PM8:24 AM275/1
Adam Long630072008:13 AM1:38 PM300/1
Wesley Bryan630070008:24 Am1:49 PM300/1
Nate Lashley630070007:51 AM1:16 PM325/1
Kevin Chappell630073008:13 AM1:38 PM250/1
Mackenzie Hughes6300710012:32 PM7:07 AM300/1
Brian Gay630070002:00 PM8:35 AM300/1
Peter Malnati6300700012:32 PM7:07 AM300/1
Denny McCarthy620071008:46 AM2:11 PM275/1
Brice Garnett620070001:27 PM8:02 AM300/1
Kyle Stanley620070007:07 AM12:32 PM300/1
Scott Stallings620070007:07 AM12:32 PM300/1
Sepp Straka6200700012:21 PM6:56 AM300/1
Michael Thompson620070008:46 AM2:11 PM350/1
J.J. Spaun620070002:00 PM8:35 AM400/1
Kevin Tway620070007:18 AM12:43 PM350/1
Scott Brown620070006:56 AM12:21 PM500/1
Stewart Cink610070008:13 AM1:38 PM400/1
Kyoung-Hoon Lee610070008:35 Am2:00 PM350/1
K.J. Choi6100700012:32 PM7:07 AM400/1
Austin Cook6100700012:43 PM7:18 AM400/1
Bernhard Langer610070008:24 AM1:49 PM600/1
Sam Ryder610070001:49 PM8:24 AM400/1
Matt Every610070006:56 AM12:21 PM500/1
Roger Sloan610070008:46 AM2:11 PM750/1
Chris Stroud6100700012:21 PM6:56 AM750/1
Vijay Singh610070008:24 AM1:49 PM750/1
Glen Day610070002:11 PM8:46 AM750/1
Ted Potter Jr.600070008:13 AM1:38 PM450/1
Ryan Armour600070001:39 PM8:13 AM400/1
Bill Haas600070002:11 PM8:46 AM400/1
Andy Ogletree600070002:22 PM8:57 AM500/1
Patton Kizzire600070007:29 PM12:54 PM500/1
David Hearn600070002:00 PM8:35 AM500/1
Ernie Els600070008:24 AM1:49 PM400/1
Spencer Ralston600070002:22 PM8:57 AM600/1
Jim Herman600070007:51 AM1:16 PM750/1
Michael Gligic600070002:22 PM8:57 AM999/1
Davis Love III600070002:43 PM7:18 AM750/1
Martin Trainer600070007:51 AM1:16 PM999/1
Bo Van Pelt600070002:11 PM8:46 AM999/1
Michael Kim600070007:40 AM8:02 AM750/1

***Everyone mentioned below is playable on either site, but they are listed under a specific site due to their price, so don’t feel like you have to fade them if they are listed under the site you aren’t playing on.***

Draftkings

Top Tier: 

The obvious pick up here is Bryson DeChambeau, and for good reason. Even before putting on 20 pounds of muscle during quarantine, DeChambeau had 3 straight top-5s, and he added another one this past weekend. His distance off the tee is enough to dominate any course, and he is as big a threat as any to win this weekend. The other 2 guys I am looking at up top are Xander Schauffele and Colin Morikawa, as they are 2 of the better iron players on tour and because of that, they provide a solid floor with a very high ceiling. If they can get their putters going again like last week, they could both be looking at their 2nd straight top-5s.

Upper-Mid Tier: 

I know he is coming off a win, but Daniel Berger is on an absolute tear right now that can’t be ignored. His win on Sunday was his 4th straight top-10 and he has shown no signs of slowing down. His price is a little bit high here though, so don’t feel like you have to force him into your lineups. Just under Berger, Patrick Reed seemed to put up a quiet 7th place off a monster weekend and has now made 17/18 cuts recently with 8 top-10s. He also has 2 wins in that span and should be a threat to take a 3rd this weekend if he doesn’t start as slow as he did a week ago. At basically the same price as those 2, Webb Simpson got a huge discount after a missed cut, so he should be highly owned once again here. While he does have good history here, Webb now has 2 straight lackluster placements, making it hard to trust him too much. Still though, he is one of the best golfers in the world when he’s on, and this course is a great fit for his game. A little under this trio is another pair of solid ball-strikers in Gary Woodland and Matt Kuchar, who once again present us with a combination of safety and upside. Despite Kuchar missing the cut last week, he is one of the most consistent players on tour and is maybe the best player in the field at this course. He possesses 6 straight top-25s here, including 3 top-5s and a win. Woodland on the other hand has really found his game recently with 3 straight top-12s, and excels at courses that don’t require huge distance.

Lower-Mid Tier: 

Looking at recent form in this field, there aren’t many people hotter right now than Joel Dahmen. Dahmen has 4 straight top-20s and another at this price would make him a top value play. He has only played here once, resulting in a 16th place finish last year, and I am looking for a similar result this weekend. Speaking of course history, Ian Poulter has 3 straight top-11s here and his worst finish this season was 32nd at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. At this price range, another top-30 is a welcome result that also allows you to fit in some studs. On the flip side, while he doesn’t make every cut, Bubba Watson is a perfect hit or miss player that can give you huge returns down here. Watson currently has as many top-10s as missed cuts (3) this season and has 5 top-20s in his past 7 appearances. Just be careful as he is as inconsistent as they come on tour, but that makes him great GPP play. After missing the cut last week by 1 stroke, I like going back to the well here with Harris English and Max Homa. Both of these guys looked great before the break and if the cut rule hadn’t changed for this season, they would have played on the weekend.  They  have been consistent cut makers this season and as long as they do that again here, they should pay off their salaries. 

High Risk Plays:

With so many good value plays in the mid-tier, I don’t think it is necessary to punt this week. Instead of the usually low priced punts, I will be listing some riskier lower-mid tier guys. Patrick Rodgers isn’t usually a guy you’d look at for consistency, but he has quietly put together 5 straight top-35 finishes including a 14th last weekend thanks to a huge Sunday. He shouldn’t be owned much at all with the people around him making him one of the better GPP plays at this price. Another guy who usually goes under owned here is Rory Sabbatini, who is coming off a 14th place and finished 10th here last year. If he can channel the Rory of old, when he had back to back 9th place finishes here in ‘13 and ‘14, you could be looking at the top value play of the slate. If you saw my comments about Ryan Palmer in the Discord last week, you know how I feel about the “home course” narrative, but Brian Harman is actually good at golf and could contend this week. He owns 2 top-10s here and is coming off a disappointing 23rd last week after a great round 1, and it’s always nice when a top-25 is disappointing. He hasn’t shown too much upside this season though, so don’t expect too much.

Fanduel

Top Tier: 

DeChambeau, Schauffele, and Morikawa are very much in play on Fanduel as well, so I will focus more on some guys that are more playable here than on Draftkings. Sungjae Im and Hideki Matsuyama specifically are heavily discounted on Fanduel and are great plays this week. Not shown in the game log is Matsuyama’s 2 stroke lead after round 1 of the PLAYERS before it was cancelled, so he may not be as highly owned as he deserves to be. Sungjae Im has 3 straight top-10s and is as consistent as they get on tour. This guy eats, sleeps, and breathes golf. Both are in play on both sites, but are a bit difficult to fit in your lineups on Draftkings.

Mid Tier: 

Once again, Berger, Kuchar, and Woodland are solid plays here, so I will look for some cheaper options. Tyrell Hatton is a great play on both sites, but he is a bit more affordable on Fanduel and he is one of the hottest golfers in the world, coming in off a win, two 6ths, and a 14th in his past 4 appearances. I am expecting high ownership because of this, but it’s hard to ignore him this week. Some other guys that are a bit cheaper on Fanduel are Abraham Ancer and Matthew Fitzpatrick, who both haven’t missed a cut in a while. They are great pivots off the chalky Hatton and are pretty safe options to make the cut. All 3 of these guys are firmly in play on both sites, I just listed them here since they are a bit easier to fit your lineups on Fanduel.

High Risk Plays:

Once again, I’m not sure you should build a lineup that requires a punt play, but I will give some if you really want to jam multiple top guys in your lineup. Matthew NeSmith is probably the most reliable guy down here, and even then it’s tough to rely on him. Doc Redmon is the minimum $7000 on Fanduel, which is a bit too cheap for him. Still, he should only be around $7500 as he always seems to find a way to not move up at all on the weekend when he makes cuts. After missing the cut by 1 last week, Christiaan Bezuidenhout is a decent bounce back candidate here, but you may just want to go to Rodgers or Homa here. Still, he was only 3% last week and should be even lower now after a missed cut, so he could be a sneaky GPP play.

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