BLUE HORSESHOE

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STAR GOLF PREVIEW Thurs: RBC Heritage with BLUE HORSESHOE

Well, that’s another few days at golf’s fantasy land done and dusted, writes BLUE HORSESHOE.

Scottie Scheffler is some machine, isn’t he?

As has been well documented by now, I don’t back favourites in the golf, but that might have been a bit of a sitter there. Well done to Star Sports’ Lara Kuipers, who very astutely laid out the case for Scottie Scheffler on our Twitter Spaces Masters preview last week and she was dead right. Golf clap, Lara, very well done.

A couple of my picks, Cam Smith and Pat Reed, hung around near the top of the leaderboard and flattered to deceive over the first three rounds, but they just could not live with Scheffler’s sheer consistency, which tends to wear down even the grittiest golfer.

This week the PGA tour pulls into Harbour Town golf links in Hilton Head, South Carolina. This course certainly is no bargain after Augusta National. It’s a short, positional, target based track that twists and turns its way in and out of the trees of Hilton Head. It’s also exposed to the coast on the last few holes coming in and they can be a real score card destroyer if the offshore winds kick up.

I’m looking for value with players who have good form at this long-running event and who can steer it around all these dog legs, while taking the opportunity to stick it close when they have the chance.

Blue Horseshoe Loves:

Patrick Cantlay – Currently ? with starsports.bet

Cantlay really should be right in this. He finished third here in 2023 and has a hat full of good finishes at this tournament down the years. Cantlay was also firmly in the fight at Augusta last week, before having a very poor final round. I’m going to forgive him that. This course looks to be much more up his alley and I’d be very surprised if he wasn’t in the conversation come Sunday.

Max Homa – Currently ? with starsports.bet

Homa was a standout at The Masters. He looked to be one of the few men who stood a realistic chance of denying Scheffler his day in the sun on Sunday, but he just couldn’t quite close the gap. I was still hugely impressed by Homa’s performance across the four days and if he can carry that onto the RBC he’ll be a live chance. Homa’s strength is his positional play, so that will stand to him here.

Eric Cole – Currently ? with starsports.bet

Cole has been a bit ragged of late, but he showed much improved form over the first three days at Augusta National to be in and around the top ten. He fell apart on the last day, but as with Cantlay, I’m going to let that slip. Cole is game is all about position and ball striking. I think he looks to be outstanding each way value this week.

Lee Hodges – Currently ? with starsports.bet

The odyssey of Lee continues…


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