The time for rest and relaxation after the first major championship of the season will have to wait. The RBC Heritage on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, welcomes a field of 143 to Harbour Town Golf Links for the first time as an elevated event.
For the third time in the last six events on TOUR, the design genius of Pete Dye will be front and center. Running through the oaks and along the Calibogue Sound, this par-71 layout weaves just short of 7,200 yards. The targets are tough to hit this week. Chutes of tree-lined fairways provide the ladders to tiny Bermuda greens, which rank just ahead of Pebble Beach as some of the smallest (on average) on TOUR.
Just hours after becoming the first European ever to win both the Masters and U.S. Open, Jon Rahm (+750) will make his return to South Carolina atop the odds board at BetMGM Sportsbook. The question this week isn’t about his pedigree or want, but rather is there anything left in the tank? The win in front of his family, for his country of Spain and 29 holes on Sunday dueling with Brooks Koepka should have emptied the tank. The momentum should carry him through at least to the weekend, as he will be looking for his fourth win in his last seven starts on TOUR. His only previous visit saw him pocket T33 (-12) in the summer of 2020.