RBC Heritage 2018: Your latest course and form guides ahead of Harbour Town

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Andy Swales provides course and current form stats for this week's event in South Carolina ...

"Harbour Town is one of the shorter venues on Tour but those who tee-it-up here quickly learn there is little margin for error"

The PGA Tour makes its traditional post-Masters jaunt to South Carolina for the 50th staging of the RBC Heritage Classic.

Situated on Hilton Head Island, the world-famous Harbour Town Golf Links is one of the most popular dates on the schedule.

With its narrow tree-lined fairways and small putting surfaces, Harbour Town has always demanded accuracy from tee-to-green.

Built by Pete Dye, and with a little help from Jack Nicklaus, the course opened in the late 1960s, before being given its first facelift at the turn of the millennium, and then another seven years ago.

Part of the Sea Pines Resort, Harbour Town is one of the shorter venues on Tour but those who tee-it-up here quickly learn there is little margin for error.

The slick Bermuda grass greens have numerous subtle breaks, with good course management one of the key ingredients for success.

Sometimes, even finding the fairway off the tee, does not guarantee a direct line to the putting surface.

The Return of DJ

Following an absence of nine years, world No 1 Dustin Johnson is back to play the Heritage.

This will be his third trip to Harbour Town, following a brace of missed cuts.

Unlucky Luke

Because there are few Tour venues in existence similar to Harbour Town, it is a layout that tends to create course specialists.

And there are few Harbour Town experts like Luke Donald.

Unfortunately, for the former world No 1, the 40-year-old Englishman has never won here, having been second as many as five times, along with two other podium finishes.

Donald is currently just inside the world's top 200 and arrives in the Carolinas having missed the cut in five of seven starts during 2018 - and with a best finish of 37th at Riviera.

Other players with solid Harbour Town records include Matt Kuchar, Jim Furyk, Branden Grace, Kevin Na and Russell Knox.

Of this group, Grace might be of interest. The 2016 Heritage champion sneaked inside the top 25 at Augusta over the weekend and has played pretty well this year without setting the world alight.

The course should suit the likes of Francesco Molinari who tied-20th at The Masters, and it is a little surprising the Italian is yet to finish inside the top-10 at the Sea Pines Resort from three previous attempts.

He normally figures highly in both Greens in Regulation and Driving Accuracy, so it usually comes down to putting for the 35-year-old from Turin.

Other Challengers

Three others to check out are Webb Simpson, Patrick Cantlay and William McGirt.

Simpson threatened to shoot a 63 or 64 at Augusta on Sunday, until coming to grief over the closing few holes.

The 2012 US Open winner is a former runner-up at Harbour Town and has had a trio of top 10s on Tour this year.

Meanwhile, on his Heritage debut in 2017, Cantlay stood on the podium and it appears to be just a matter of time before the 26-year-old collects a second PGA Tour title.

Finally, McGirt could soon become one of Harbour Town's newest course specialists having registered three top-10s from his most recent four starts at the venue.

Twelve months ago, McGirt was fifth in Greens in Regulation, while topping the Driving Accuracy table.

MC* - Missed Additional 54-Hole Cut

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W14 W13 W12 W11 W10 W9 W8 W7 W6 W5 W4 W3
Dustin Johnson 10 59 7 16 2 9
Paul Casey 15 17 1 12 49 8 9
Marc Leishman 9 52 7 37 MC 31 8
Tyrrell Hatton 44 9 69 3 MC 3 15
Matt Kuchar 28 8 9 40 58 26 62 5 32
Brian Harman 44 9 54 5 33 MC 20
Kevin Kisner 28 2 MC 29 MC MC 50
Xander Schauffele 50 17 18 9 17 MC
Francesco Molinari 20 17 26 25 MC 40 45
Charley Hoffman 12 36 14 MC 20 41 Wd 26 35
Ian Poulter 44 1 5 41 MC MC 52 6 MC
Branden Grace 24 29 8 30 37 20 37 15
Patrick Cantlay MC 17 30 4 35 51
Ross Fisher MC 36 MC 46 45 2
Matthew Fitzpatrick 38 36 MC MC 30 MC 3
Kevin Chappell MC 36 7 30 20 8 31 6
Webb Simpson 20 29 8 37 5 MC 36
Adam Hadwin 24 17 12 9 6 43 35 3
Cameron Smith 5 5 MC 46 6 48 20
Satoshi Kodaira 28 59 MC 54 21 2 2
Jason Dufner MC 64 17 MC 55 17 36
Dylan Frittelli MC MC 36 55 11 5 6 19
Si Woo Kim 24 9 MC 59 MC 62 35
Patton Kizzire MC 36 MC 12 MC 31 42
Zach Johnson 36 36 26 16 57 20
Charl Schwartzel MC 36 MC 49 48 68
Charles Howell 18 9 14 40 MC 37 6 20
James Hahn 32 36 58 14 26 11 45 36
Bryson DeChambeau 38 2 Wd 41 55 5 MC MC
Ryan Moore 28 5 MC 49 9 MC
Julian Suri 8 29 MC 48 MC 68 MC 63
Luke List 24 59 7 16 2 26 26 12 MC
Emiliano Grillo 3 50 26 6 8 57 12
Kevin Na 52 36 2 20 48 42
Chesson Hadley 18 49 MC MC 35 5 23 42
Paul Dunne 8 5 55 MC MC 19
Bill Haas MC* 49 26 54 MC
Brandt Snedeker MC* MC 31 MC 20 23 45 MC
Ted Potter MC MC MC MC MC 1 73 MC
Ollie Schniederjans 41 49 64 MC 3 MC
Byeong Hun An 52 14 MC 5 23 6 40
Billy Horschel MC 54 MC MC MC MC 43 54
Anirban Lahiri 75 34 59 26 MC 54
Beau Hossler 2 66 MC MC 43 17 35 20
Martin Kaymer 48 MC Wd 53 19 27
Wesley Bryan MC MC MC MC 63
Lucas Glover 32 49 74 17 MC 43 67 29
Sung Kang Wd 58 73 MC 16 MC 69 63
Martin Laird 26 MC 9 9 MC MC
Russell Knox MC 73 16 MC 15 MC 29 29
Grayson Murray 14 14 MC MC 8 70 75 14
Ryan Palmer MC 28 MC MC 2 20
Sean O`Hair 64 7 12 MC 64 73 69 50
Austin Cook MC 36 40 49 MC 31 14
Jason Kokrak MC* MC 8 20 35 31 8
Bud Cauley 18 14 MC Wd 20 MC 58 14
Andrew Landry MC MC MC MC 2
William McGirt MC 26 16 33 MC 26 MC
Hudson Swafford 75 MC 64 MC 29
Brice Garnett MC 1 31 MC MC 35 35 63
Steve Stricker MC 12 26 31
Kevin Streelman 43 41 MC 41 6 40 29 29
Scott Piercy 24 60 MC 17 20 MC 6
Scott Stallings MC* MC 31 29 4 7 23 MC MC
JJ Spaun MC MC Wd 23 MC
Brian Gay 22 MC MC MC 8 9 42
Stewart Cink 58 31 46 MC MC 20
Whee Kim MC MC 49 MC MC MC MC
Scott Brown MC* MC 64 46 MC MC MC 63
Chris Kirk MC 13 49 33 MC 11 35 MC
Kelly Kraft MC* 3 31 8 63 MC MC MC
Ryan Armour 43 77 40 MC 64 20 MC MC
Danny Lee 64 MC MC Wd MC MC 58 MC
Chris Stroud MC 33 MC 35 MC 69
David Lingmerth 28 64 64 MC 75 MC 57
Keith Mitchell 6 2 MC 47 63 69
Tom Hoge 60 26 MC MC 53 MC MC 12 57
CT Pan MC 41 MC 17 MC 62 35 MC
Abraham Ancer 8 13 16 52 MC 68 20 76
Harold Varner MC 45 78 72 60 38 MC MC
Mackenzie Hughes MC 54 MC 59 MC MC MC MC
Luke Donald MC 64 MC 37 MC MC
Jim Furyk MC 7 46 MC
Rory Sabbatini 70 43 5 17 72 31 20 69
Harris English MC 5 22 MC 33 MC MC 8 11
Sam Saunders 72 MC 49 MC 26 26 8
Brandon Harkins 60 36 MC 41 15 MC 12 8
Robert Streb MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC 66
Robert Garrigus 18 MC 31 MC MC 52 8 57
John Huh 32 26 MC 24 26 38 45 3
Nick Taylor MC MC MC 41 MC 52 75 20
Graeme McDowell MC 22 40 MC 26 MC MC MC
Ben Martin MC 46 33 26 67 57
Kevin Tway 32 28 58 MC MC MC 57 35
Brian Stuard MC 36 MC MC MC MC 65 MC
Aaron Baddeley 74 49 14 55 26 MC
Sam Ryder 5 MC 68 68 MC 50
Alex Cejka MC MC 40 Wd 75 Wd MC 50
Dominic Bozzelli MC* 31 13 26 MC MC MC
Vaughn Taylor 59 20 55 11 MC
Chad Campbell 64 31 MC 49 43 MC MC
Derek Fathauer MC MC MC 13 16 62 48 MC 36
Martin Flores MC 13 77 74 MC 21 35 MC
Jonas Blixt MC 41 MC MC MC
Michael Thompson 14 24 MC
Tyrone Van Aswegen 32 72 28 68 68 26 69 MC 36
Jonathan Byrd MC* 54 62 MC MC
Nick Watney 32 59 33 47 26 58 50
Rod Pampling MC 59 47 MC MC
Ryan Blaum MC 16 MC 60 73 MC MC
Billy Hurley MC MC MC MC MC MC 69
DA Points MC MC MC MC MC MC MC
Richy Werenski MC* 45 MC MC MC MC MC 29
Cody Gribble MC MC MC MC MC 70 35
Michael Kim MC 43 MC 57 MC MC 23 50
Geoff Ogilvy MC 22 MC MC MC MC MC
Blayne Barber MC 16 MC 67 MC
David Hearn 50 MC MC MC
Camilo Villegas MC MC MC 68 MC 57 77 MC
Greg Chalmers 70 MC MC 17 68 MC MC MC
Corey Conners MC 13 16 59 MC 29 50
JJ Henry MC 65 74 MC MC MC 23 MC
Vijay Singh 49 MC 73 MC
Matt Every 8 35 MC 68 66 MC MC MC MC 69
Fabian Gomez MC* 22 68 MC MC MC MC MC
KJ Choi MC 5 MC MC 26 MC MC
Peter Malnati MC MC 49 MC 35 MC MC MC
Steve Marino 39 8 5 52 9
Jon Curran MC MC MC MC
John Senden MC
John Peterson 57 75
Davis Love 70 58 MC
Bob Estes MC 49 MC
Darren Clarke 63 MC 61 MC* MC
Colt Knost MC MC 62 MC
Carl Pettersson MC
Chris Couch 68
Glen Day
Doc Redman MC 71
Dru Love MC
Steve Scott
Player 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Dustin Johnson MC MC
Paul Casey MC 18 22 11
Marc Leishman 44 30 MC 9 44 MC 41 MC
Tyrrell Hatton 29
Matt Kuchar 11 9 5 1 35 44 21 14 48 7
Brian Harman 9 MC 44 7 59 70
Kevin Kisner 11 69 2 38 MC
Xander Schauffele
Francesco Molinari 22 45 MC
Charley Hoffman MC 14 64 38 6 8 75
Ian Poulter 11 54 18 36
Branden Grace 11 1 7
Patrick Cantlay 3
Ross Fisher MC
Matthew Fitzpatrick MC MC 23
Kevin Chappell 9 MC MC 29
Webb Simpson 11 66 51 2 52 14 14 MC
Adam Hadwin 22 30 MC
Cameron Smith 29 15
Satoshi Kodaira
Jason Dufner 11 54 37 35 24 14 41 26
Dylan Frittelli
Si Woo Kim 14
Patton Kizzire 32 14
Zach Johnson 33 MC 61 48 2 MC 47 37 MC
Charl Schwartzel 55 12
Charles Howell 56 23 MC 53 MC 29 MC 22 37 12
James Hahn MC MC 60 68 35
Bryson DeChambeau MC 4
Ryan Moore MC
Julian Suri
Luke List MC 39 Wd
Emiliano Grillo
Kevin Na 39 4 MC 8 9 35 MC 17
Chesson Hadley MC MC 38
Paul Dunne
Bill Haas MC 14 31 Wd 24 MC 30 41 MC MC
Brandt Snedeker 11 MC 26 74 59 17 1 MC MC 53
Ted Potter 18 35
Ollie Schniederjans 3
Byeong Hun An 59
Billy Horschel MC 54 51 68 9
Anirban Lahiri 44 44
Beau Hossler
Martin Kaymer 32 23 66
Wesley Bryan 1
Lucas Glover 32 33 18 MC MC 69 MC MC 26 7
Sung Kang 11 MC MC
Martin Laird 64 51 MC MC 41 MC
Russell Knox 11 2 18 9
Grayson Murray 59
Ryan Palmer 11 71 64 MC
Sean O`Hair MC 6 MC 68 MC MC
Austin Cook
Jason Kokrak MC 6 18 12 MC* MC
Bud Cauley 9 MC 37 MC
Andrew Landry
William McGirt 3 9 31 9 MC* MC MC
Hudson Swafford MC 44
Brice Garnett 11 53
Steve Stricker
Kevin Streelman 55 53 3 17 36 MC MC
Scott Piercy MC 53 30
Scott Stallings MC MC MC
JJ Spaun 6
Brian Gay 6 MC 68 55 MC 36 32 1 MC
Stewart Cink MC MC 31 61 24 MC 30 14 62 7
Whee Kim MC 6
Scott Brown MC 64 37 5 64
Chris Kirk MC 23 69 27 30 MC MC
Kelly Kraft MC
Ryan Armour 46
Danny Lee 39 MC 60 MC
Chris Stroud MC* 69 48 6 MC MC MC
David Lingmerth MC 33 MC
Keith Mitchell
Tom Hoge
CT Pan 44
Abraham Ancer
Harold Varner 59 68
Mackenzie Hughes
Luke Donald 2 2 15 2 3 37 2 3 2
Jim Furyk MC 1 7 42 8 21 1 MC 4
Rory Sabbatini MC MC 9 9 17 14 8
Harris English MC Wd 31 MC 8
Sam Saunders 11 MC MC MC
Brandon Harkins
Robert Streb MC MC 44 MC
Robert Garrigus MC MC 73 24 13 36 78 23
John Huh MC MC 3 MC
Nick Taylor 22 MC* 74
Graeme McDowell 29 MC 26 23 1 61
Ben Martin MC 45 37 3 56
Kevin Tway MC
Brian Stuard 56 55 5 MC MC
Aaron Baddeley MC 9 66 MC 42 MC 14 22 21 2
Sam Ryder
Alex Cejka 44 31 Wd 46 MC* 13
Dominic Bozzelli MC
Vaughn Taylor 64 64 MC 13 MC 30 MC
Chad Campbell 32 23 MC MC 24 14 35 MC
Derek Fathauer 32 71 MC
Martin Flores 31 MC
Jonas Blixt 44 MC MC*
Michael Thompson MC MC MC 20 MC
Tyrone Van Aswegen 56 59 MC
Jonathan Byrd MC 31 66 MC MC 69 36
Nick Watney
Rod Pampling 26 64 65 MC
Ryan Blaum 64
Billy Hurley 22 MC 31
DA Points MC MC 20
Richy Werenski
Cody Gribble
Michael Kim MC MC*
Geoff Ogilvy MC 54 27 29
Blayne Barber 26 MC
David Hearn 59 MC MC MC MC* MC 46
Camilo Villegas MC 71 Wd 27 9 Wd 36 5 37 7
Greg Chalmers MC Wd Wd 20 56 41 MC
Corey Conners MC
JJ Henry MC MC 37 14
Vijay Singh MC 66 51 MC MC
Matt Every Wd 18 12 MC* 8 MC
Fabian Gomez 44 45 Wd MC
KJ Choi 64 MC MC 31 18 41
Peter Malnati 44 MC
Steve Marino 70 MC 31 MC MC 13
Jon Curran MC
John Senden MC 23 MC 23
John Peterson MC 18 MC
Davis Love MC 59 MC MC 71 21 36
Bob Estes 30 24 MC 13 MC
Darren Clarke
Colt Knost 14 MC 3 62
Carl Pettersson MC MC* 26 MC 35 1 30 35 MC MC
Chris Couch MC 14 MC 30
Glen Day MC MC MC* MC MC 53 76 64
Doc Redman
Dru Love
Steve Scott
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