The betting.betfair golf team maintained their excellent form at the US Masters courtesy of Steve's 28/1 winning pick Bubba Watson and Paul's 70/1 place selection Rickie Fowler, and with six places on offer at this week's RBC Heritage the team are keen to add to their £786.25 season profit...
"Na's expert scrambling skills are a significant asset around these small greens and have enabled five previous top-20 finishes, including top-nines on his last two visits."
*Each-way terms: ¼ odds, 6 places
Dan Geraghty: Back Stewart Cink @ 81.080/1
Stewart Cink's fast finish at the Masters last week (68 on Sunday, the second best round of the day) was a clear sign that his game is in better shape than it has been for some time. The American sits 13th on the PGA Tour's GIR stat for this season, has two Harbour Town victories to his name (2000 & 2004) already and, remarkably, four of his six career wins have come the week after a Major. The Heritage is a tournament that has had numerous multiple winners; if Stewie Stewie Cink is going to get back in the winners enclosure, this may well be the week.
Joe Dyer: Back Marc Leishman @ 81.080/1
I backed Marc Leishman to finish as Top Australian at last week's Masters - the 2012 Travelers Championship winner held the tournament lead early in the second round only to hit an outrageous bogey run and miss the cut! That can happen to the best of golfers at Augusta and I'm happy to put a few quid on the the 30-year-old again this week. A resident of Virginia Beach, Leishman seems to have an affinity for wind-affected coastal tracks having finished fifth at the Sony Open and second at Farmers Insurance Open in a golden run earlier this year. Ninth in the 2013 RBC Heritage shows he can play Harbour Town Golf Links and 80-1 with Betfair paying six places looks more than fair.
Steve Rawlings: Back Russel1 Henley @ 41.040/1
Zach Johnson, Patrick Reed, Jimmy Walker and Bubba Watson have all won more than once this season already on the PGA Tour and I can see last month's Honda Classic champ, Russell Henley, being the next man to achieve the feat. The South Carolina resident finished sixth on debut at Harbour Town last year and crucially, he was one of only three men to break 70 in blustery conditions on day four. With the forecast suggesting a windy first two days, the fact that we know Henley can play here in a stiff breeze is a big plus and he looks a fair each-way price to me at 41.040/1.
Paul Krishnamurty: Back Kevin Na @ 34.033/1
Prior to The Masters, there were few players in better form than Kevin Na and the fact he'll be fresh having missed the season's first major could be a further plus. He's arguably never been playing more consistently, registering top-20s on five out of eight starts this term, including top-fours at Pebble Beach and Copperhead. That must bode well for this week's challenge at Harbour Town, where he's thrived during far less productive spells of his career. Na's expert scrambling skills are a significant asset around these small greens and have enabled five previous top-20 finishes, including top-nines on his last two visits.
Mike Norman: Back Luke Donald @ 21.020/1
I wrote in another column last week that Luke Donald's return to the top echelons of the Scrambling and Putting stats offer encouragement for the season ahead. He then missed the cut at the US Masters but that's not a negative at all. True, he had a poor opening round but he played very well on Friday when shooting 70, and but for a 'dumb' two-shot penalty for touching the sand with his club in a bunker he would have safely made it to the weekend. But the positives are that he arrives at Hilton Head on the back of a good second round, he'll be fresher than most of the market leaders, and he clearly thrives on the Harbour Town Golf Links, where scrambling is a key to success. Donald has four times finished in the top three here in the last five years and it's hard not to see him being in contention again come Sunday evening.
Season P/L (£5 e/w per selection)
1. Dan Geraghty: +£593.75
2. Joe Dyer: +£215.00
3. Steve Rawlings: +£113.75
4. Paul Krishnamurty: -£16.25
5. Mike Norman: -£120.00