PGA TOUR: RBC Heritage
Patience and accurate ball striking are the key ingredients for success on this Pete Dye designed tight, tree-lined track. The Bermuda greens here are small and well guarded. Ability to play well in the breeze is an asset.
OUTRIGHT: Jim Furyk, 0.5 pts win and place 20/1
Furyk played well at Augusta last week before a weekend blow-up ruined his chances. However with two recent top twenty finishes behind him he looks poised for a challenge soon and this course , where he has form figures of 2nd in 2005, 2nd in 2006, 4th in 2008, 1st in 2010 and 8th in 2012, offers a decent prospect of a win.
OUTRIGHT: Russell Henley, 0.5 pts win and place 40/1
Interestingly Henley’s recent win in the Honda event in Florida came on a course where he had excelled in 2013 so, if he can repeat that formula this time, we can hope for a strong effort in this event where he finished tied sixth last year.
OUTRIGHT: Stewart Cink, 0.5 pts win and place 110/1
Cink has had a miserable time in the wilderness since winning the 2009 Open at Turnberry but may be inspired to play well on this event where he has already won twice in 2000 and in 2004 as well as recording three top ten finishes since his first win. His form at Augusta, where he finished tied fourteenth, was somewhat surprising so if he can bring some of that to Hilton Head he may well contend?
PGA TOUR: The Malaysian Open
The Kuala Lumpur Club stages this event for the fifth time in succession so course form is pretty well established. Players who can putt well on the very grainy greens here tend to do best.
OUTRIGHT: Felipe Aguilar, 0.5 pts win and place 66/1
Aguilar has not won on Tour since his 2008 win in the Indonesian Open. With question marks hanging over most of the favourites in this week’s field he has an opportunity to double that tally. He appears to have hit form at the right time after finishing tied fourth two weeks ago in Spain and he already has course form with a sixth place finish here in 2011.