2020 RBC Heritage Field: Latest Odds, Best Picks for This Week's PGA Tour

Rory McIlroy returns to the RBC Heritage for the first time in over a decade and arrives in South Carolina as the bookmakers' favourite.

The Northern Irishman's solitary appearance at Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island came in 2009, over a year before he claimed his first win on the PGA Tour.

The world No. 1 finished tied for 32nd at the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club in Forth Worth, Texas, last week, finishing outside the top six for only the second time in 11 starts since missing the cut at The Open Championship in July last year.

McIlroy looked well poised to extend his remarkable run of form until a 4-over par 74 on the final round put paid to his chances. Despite the disappointing result, McIlroy is an 11/1 favorite with both DraftKings and Bet MGM and a 12/1 favorite with FanDuel.

Bryson DeChambeau is a 12/1 second-favorite with both DraftKings and BeMGM, while FanDuel has slightly longer odds for the American, who begins the tournament at 15/1.

DeChambeau finished tied for third at Colonial, extending his run to four top-five finishes in the last five starts. The 26-year-old's physical transformation was one of the theme of the tournaments last week, with DeChambeau cutting a far more imposing figure than at any stage of his career after packing on 20 pounds thanks to a gruelling workout regime during the lockdown.

The Californian hasn't been shy about his desire to get physically stronger in order to develop his drive into a formidable weapon. The initial results are positive for DeChambeau, who leads the tour in driving distance at an average of 323.8 yards per drive, 21 yards more than last season—notably, however, he ranks only 122nd in terms of driving accuracy, hitting 220 of a possible 364 fairways this season.

His strength, however, could be minimized at Harbour Town, a course that traditionally rewards accurate short play more than booming drives.

On the other hand, DeChambeau has finished third and fourth in four appearances at Harbour Town—he missed the cut in 2017 and last year—and is confidence is sky-high, factors which could make him a dangerous contender this week.

At 14/1 and 16/1 respectively, Justin Thomas and Jon Rahm are next in line in the eyes of the bookmakers. Thomas, one of the only two players with multiple PGA Tour wins this season, finished tied for 10th at Colonial, extending a run of form that has seen finish outside the top 20 just twice in the last 10 starts.

The American's record on Hilton Head Island, however, is rather modest, with an 11th place finish in 2015 followed by an anonymous 75th place finish the following year.

Rahm, meanwhile, makes his RBC Heritage debut after missing the cut last week, ending a run of five top-10 finishes in six starts.

Behind the world No. 2, Xander Schauffele and Collin Morikawa start off at 21/1 and 27/1, after near-missed at Colonial last week. The leader after three rounds, Schauffele finished tied for third after shooting a 1-above par 69 on Sunday, which included missing a regulation tap-in putt at the 17th hole. Morikawa had his own putt-induced nightmares, as he missed a four-feet putt in the playoff to hand Daniel Berger the win.

Webb Simpson and Jordan Spieth, meanwhile, could represent good value at 30/1 and 33/1 respectively.

The former has finished in the top-20 at Harbour Town six times since 2010, including a second-place and a fifth-place finishes in 2013 and 2018 respectively. Spieth, meanwhile, looked close to be back to his best at Colonial, finishing tied for 10th after a dreadful run of form that included just one top-10 finish in his last seven starts.

RBC Heritage top-5 favorites

  • Rory McIlroy 12/1
  • Bryson DeChambeau 15/1
  • Justin Thomas 17/1
  • Jon Rahm 19/1
  • Xander Schauffele 21/1
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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays his shot from the 18th tee during the final round of the Charles Schwab Challenge on June 14 at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. Tom Pennington/Getty