Updated RBC Heritage 2022 Odds: Cameron Smith & Justin Thomas Headline Strong Post-Masters Field
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2022 RBC Heritage Odds
|Si Woo Kim||+5000|
|Harold Varner III||+5000|
|Charles Howell III||+8000|
|Erik van Rooyen||+8000|
|Davis Love III||+75000|
Seventeen of the world’s top-32 players are set to compete at the 2022 RBC Heritage this week in Hilton Head.
Top-10 golfers Collin Morikawa, Cameron Smith, Patrick Cantlay, Justin Thomas and Dustin Johnson headline the field, which will play a unique track at Harbour Town in South Carolina.
Thomas is favored at 11-1 on PointsBet and most other books. Morikawa is next at +1300, followed by Smith and Johnson.
Of that top-10 group, Morikawa was the only player to finish in the top 10 here last year, although Dustin Johnson was T13 alongside Daniel Berger and Sungjae Im, both of whom also are in the field this week.
Morikawa’s top-10 finish at the Masters last week saw him move to No. 2 in the Official World Golf Rankings, ahead of Jon Rahm, while Smith went up to No. 5, dropping Cantlay to sixth.
Stewart Cink is in the field this week, which isn’t normally of note. The 48-year-old, though, has won three times in his career at Harbour Town, including a longshot four-stroke victory last year. Cink’s first two wins here came in 2000 and ’04.
In 2020, the RBC Heritage was the PGA TOUR’s second event back after the season was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Webb Simpson set a course record that year at 22-under, holding off Abraham Ancer by one stroke.
You might be used to hearing this, but it’s the case again this week: Harbour Town is a second-shot course.
Approach is going to be even more important than usual for players this week, mostly because greens at Harbour Town are much, much smaller than what they’ll usually see on the PGA TOUR.
It’s a Pete Dye design, which means precision will be required. There are plenty of trees all around the course, so don’t be surprised if some of the TOUR’s big hitters will settle this week for 3-wood more often than usual.