RBC Heritage: Futures, Matchups for Sunday’s Final Round
After a shake-up to the leaderboard Saturday, Ian Poulter is in position to grab his second title in three weeks.
Poulter’s third-round 67 gave him a one-shot lead heading into the final round, where he’s a +225 favorite to claim a victory.
He holds the lead over Luke List and Si Woo Kim. List is available at +350, while Kim is at +400.
Billy Horschel (+700), Kevin Kisner (+1200), CT Pan (+1400) and Chesson Hadley (+1600) are next in a group of players who will enter the final round within three strokes of Poulter’s lead.
We mentioned List as a good bet prior to Saturday at the halfway point of the tournament, and of this group he’s a guy I’d still keep an eye on. He’s leading the field in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green, and with some strong wind gusts expected Sunday, I want the guy who has been dialed in the most with ball-striking.
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Kisner is also worth a look further down the leaderboard. He’s three back and has played well here on multiple occasions, reaching a playoff in 2015 and contending in 2017 before a back-nine 39 on Sunday sunk his chances.
I’m going back to the well with Patrick Cantlay and Emiliano Grillo. Both continued their strong ball-striking Saturday and still lost strokes on the green. Cantlay won his matchup easily over K.J. Choi, while Grillo tied with Ted Potter Jr. as part of the parlay with Kisner.
None of the matchups has been posted at this time, but with tee times moved to 7 a.m. ET because of the weather, we’ll have to keep a close eye on when the lines post to get them in on time. As I mentioned with List, with the weather looming, we want to target the guys who have been gaining ground with the driver and irons. High winds and rain can really hamper that tee-to-green game, so if players were struggling in good conditions this week, it only stands to reason that wind gusts will amplify their problems.
Pictured above: Kevin Kisner
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