Sobel’s RBC Heritage Tournament Matchup Bets: Can Simpson Outlast Fleetwood?
Jasen Vinlove, USA Today Sports. Pictured: Webb Simpson
There are fewer tournaments on the PGA Tour schedule that I like betting more than the RBC Heritage.
First, the players who just contended at the Masters Tournament are juiced to numbers that reflect the reactionary public, but don’t reflect the fact that (most of) their tanks will be running on fumes after last week.
Second, it’s one of few events that plays to a special skill set. Distance is neutralized at the tight Harbour Town track, while accurate ball-strikers own a rare advantage.
With these factors in mind, I’ve got a three tournament matchups that I really like this week.
Sungjae Im over Jason Kokrak (-105)
All aboard the Im Train. No player on the PGA Tour is getting more exposure for being the Next Big Thing this year than Im, who owns four finishes of seventh-or-better already this year.
One player told me recently, “Keep betting him until he wins – because he’s going to win soon.” I like him for an outright winner wager this week, so it only makes sense that I love him to beat just one other guy, as the long-hitting Kokrak should have his usual advantage negated on this course.