PGA DFS GPP Breakdown: RBC Heritage

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Long-time grinder, STLCardinals84, breaks down his top PGA DFS picks in various price ranges for this week’s tournament. Which golfers should you be targeting to try and take down the big DFS tournaments? Find out below!

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Welcome back, Grinders! As we get things kick-started, let me show you what I wrote to start this article TWO years ago:

Welcome to the GPP breakdown for the RBC Heritage! We are coming off a whirlwind Masters tournament where Scottie Scheffler held off the competition and a big Sunday charge from Rory McIlroy to win what seems like his 15th tournament of the year. All kidding aside, Scheffler has easily been the best player on the PGA Tour so far in the 2022 calendar year, and his victory at Augusta was well deserved.

Are we living in a simulation? Scheffler just keeps on keeping on, and he’s even BETTER now than he was two years ago at this time. He is just amazing right now, and we haven’t seen anything like this since Tiger Woods in his prime.

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A fun Masters week has me ready to go for the RBC Heritage, and this is one of my favorite events to watch every year. This tournament takes place annually at beautiful Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head, South Carolina. This is a classic tight, tree-lined par 71 course. The average measured distance of all the drives at this event is generally around 270-275 yards, showing that this is a course that values accuracy and shot placement more than hammering the ball off the tee. We don’t get to say this all that often with the current state of the courses that are used on the PGA TOUR, but accuracy matters at this place. They have lengthened a couple of the par 5s a little bit, but those holes will still be reachable in two for golfers who hit good tee shots. This is a “thinking person’s” golf course that will come down to getting in position off the tee and hitting good approach shots.

As I mentioned above, given the tight, tree-lined nature of the course, finding fairways and being solid on approach are paramount to success at Harbour Town. However, this course also has some of the smallest greens that we see on the PGA TOUR. Therefore, this event always carries one of the lowest green-in-regulation percentages. That adds scrambling into the mix of important stats. I’ll be targeting golfers who are elite on approach and elite scramblers, though I don’t hate mixing in a few bigger hitters as risk/reward GPP options.

It’s also worth noting that this is now an “elevated event,” so we have 69 golfers in the field with a no-cut format, which is different from previous iterations of this event.

Now, let’s take a look at some of my favorite PGA DFS tournament picks this week!

PGA DFS Picks: DraftKings & FanDuel GPP Breakdown for the RBC Heritage

Collin Morikawa
DraftKings: $10,000
FanDuel: $10,900
Yahoo: $34

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If you are looking to play one of the “top” finishers from the Masters, I’m going for Collin Morikawa.

Scottie Scheffler is obviously the best golfer on the planet right now, and it’s not even close. I am somewhat surprised we haven’t seen him withdraw early. In any case, I just can’t fathom playing him in this spot. He’s not a robot. Even though he doesn’t show much, he’s a human with emotions. A baby is on the way. He just won the Masters. Sure, this is an elevated event with big money at play, but the mental hurdle has to be a big one this week. As of now, I’m not planning to play much (if any) Scheffler, and that does make me a little nervous.

However, I’m more than happy to pivot to Morikawa. He was in contention last week and looked to be as dialed in with his game as we have seen in quite some time. He has also made the cut in all of his four previous trips to Harbour Town when this was a full-field event, so it should be all systems go here.

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Justin Van Zuiden (stlcardinals84)

Justin Van Zuiden (aka stlcardinals84) is a longtime RotoGrinders contributor and show host. He’s appeared in numerous Live Finals, has logged countless 6-figure wins in a host of different sports (including 5 in PGA), and is a former DFS Writer of the Year Nominee by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. You can find Justin’s ‘Covering The Bases’ series on weekends during the MLB season. He is also a main contributor of sports betting picks at our sister site, ScoresAndOdds, and is a co-host on the RotoGrinders Game Night show on SiriusXM. Follow Justin on Twitter – @stlcardinals84