Minty Bets is joined by Jay Busbee to give his top picks for the RBC Heritage this week from Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head.
MINTY BETS: Get $25 free when you sign up for BetMGM today. Bet at BetMGM.com/Yahoo. RBC Heritage Golf Tournament is this weekend in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. I'm here with Jay Busbee to give us his best bets for the weekend. Jay, who are your favorites to win the tournament?
JAY BUSBEE: Well, the RBC Heritage is a fun little tournament that's kind of an after party to the Masters. It's right down the road. It's got that iconic lighthouse. You even get a jacket. You get a plaid jacket, as opposed to a green one. Maybe because it's sort of the after party to the Masters. It's its own tournament. I'm not diminishing it.
But Masters champions and Masters players who play well at the Masters don't tend to play quite so well at the RBC. And you see a little bit of the reverse. So you might want to look in that direction. And we'll look at a couple of guys here.
First of all, the favorite here is Dustin Johnson. Now, he did miss the cut at the Masters. Still the number one golfer. But his fore lately has been-- I'm not going to say atrocious, but it hasn't been Dustin Johnson-esque. So I would stay away from him initially.
A guy that I would look at-- Patrick Cantlay. He's at 1,600 right now. He didn't play last year in the rescheduled RBC event, but he's gone 3, 7, and 3 in his first three turns here. He missed the cut at Augusta. I think he is primed for a rebound.
And then one more guy that I'm looking at-- Collin Morikawa. He's only played once in this event, wasn't very distinguished in it, but he's got exactly the kind of short game that can succeed at Harbor Town. He's coming off a strong TA team performance at Augusta. I think Morikawa is the guy that's ready to break out.
MINTY BETS: Oh, I love it. And get us some sleepers.
JAY BUSBEE: There's a couple of guys that I'm really intrigued by. And one of them is Brian Harman. He's at 33 to 1, and I'm not quite sure why. There might be a little bit of value there. He's got finishes of 7 and 9 in the last eight tournaments, but he's also got a missed cut.
On the other hand, he's coming off a T 12 at the Masters, and he spent the whole time kind of close to the top of the leaderboard there. So I think that he's a guy who, if you value current performance, he's a dude that's rolling pretty well.
Another guy that I'm looking at-- 125 to 1 odds, JT Poston. Now, why am I even looking at him? Why? Because he's placed sixth and eighth in the last two runnings of the RBC. That's some strong success. On the other hand, he's got two missed cuts in his last four events on tour. This could be what he needs to turn it around.
The final one I want to point out-- Luke Donald. He is 500 to 1. He's not going to win this tournament. But I love this guy, just because he has so much success here. He's got a run in the 2010s where he finished in the top three seven of nine times at this tournament.
Absolutely one of the best players on this individual course we've ever seen. Back injuries have pretty much cost him his career, but if there's anyone who knows this course and might make one more run, it's Luke Donald.
MINTY BETS: All right. Thank you so much, Jay.
JAY BUSBEE: Thank you.