RBC Heritage 2019: Your latest course and form guides ahead of Harbour Town

RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links
The famous lighthouse at Harbour Town is one of golf's most photographed landmarks

Andy Swales provides the form stats for this week's event at Sea Pines Resort in South Carolina ...

"There are plenty of in-form golfers among the course specialists arriving at Harbour Town for Thursday's opening round. These include the following four who all registered top-25 finishes at Augusta: Patrick Cantlay, Kevin Kisner, Matt Kuchar and Webb Simpson."

From Augusta to Hilton Head Island, the PGA Tour remains in the Deep South for this week's event at Harbour Town Golf Links.

First staged 50 years ago this November, the RBC Heritage is a tournament steeped in history and one of the most popular stops on the calendar.

Despite traditionally being staged the week following The Masters, the event never fails to attract the attention of the golfing public.

And it continues to excite the professionals too, with four of the world's top-10 teeing-up, and 11 of the leading 25.

'Top Seeds'

The highest-ranked player in the field is American Dustin Johnson who makes his fourth appearance in this event.

DJ, who tied-for-16th 12 months ago, made a late charge at The Masters on Sunday when he closed with four birdies in six holes to finish as joint runner-up.

However, having seen another major attempt slip by, it's hard to know what the world No 1's mental state will be when he arrives in South Carolina.

The same goes for Francesco Molinari who will probably find it hard to escape from the horrors of Augusta's back nine - and the dreaded water at 12 and 15 which abruptly ended his hopes at the weekend.

Course History

There are plenty of in-form golfers among the course specialists arriving at Harbour Town for Thursday's opening round.

These include the following four who all registered top-25 finishes at Augusta: Patrick Cantlay, Kevin Kisner, Matt Kuchar and Webb Simpson.

Ian Poulter and Jordan Spieth also have decent records here, with the former contending at The Masters deep into the final round.

Matthew Fitzpatrick, who was 14th last year in this event, covered the closing 54 holes at Augusta in 11 under par.

Raring To Go

Among those who are playing well right now, but failed to qualify for the opening major of the season, are Jim Furyk and Graeme McDowell, both former winners at Hilton Head Island.

Furyk has won this tournament twice, while adding a brace of runner-up slots as well.

And another ex-winner here, Aaron Baddeley, might be worth an each-way punt too.

Unique Venue

Designed by Pete Dye and a young Jack Nicklaus, and opened in 1967, Harbour Town is a public course that stands out from most other venues on the PGA Tour.

As part of the Sea Pines Resort, this coastal gem is one of the shorter venues on Tour but those who tee-up here quickly learn there is little margin for error.

To counter lack of length, fairways are tree-lined and tight, with Dye returning to the site twice more to make a number of upgrades by increasing the amount of sand and water.

On at least half of the holes, it is not enough to simply locate the fairway from the tee as this does not guarantee a straight line to the flag - overhanging trees can subtly obscure a golfer's view of the green.

The average green size at Harbour Town is a remarkably small 3,700 square feet, which is around half that of a typical PGA Tour course.

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

Needless to say, accurate short iron players have the weapons to perform well here, on this classic shot-makers' layout.

The honours board is full of major champions including five-time Open winner Tom Watson who says: "I put it in my top-five golf courses. You have to move the ball left to right, and right to left. You have to work the ball into the greens, around some of the trees, over the trees. I have always loved playing here."

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Twitter: Andy Swales@GolfStatsAlive

MC* - Missed Additional 54-Hole Cut

Note: List contains leading reserves

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W15 W14 W13 W12 W11 W10 W9 W8 W7 W6 W5 W4
Dustin Johnson 2 40 6 5 1 9 45 1
Francesco Molinari 5 3 56 1 17
Bryson DeChambeau 29 40 20 46 56 15 6 1
Xander Schauffele 2 24 MC 14 15 10 25
Tommy Fleetwood 36 24 5 3 19 28 45 16
Matt Kuchar 12 7 2 26 50 28 22 4
Louis Oosthuizen 29 5 2 56 MC 25 MC
Marc Leishman 49 9 MC 23 62 4 43
Patrick Cantlay 9 24 MC 6 15 MC
Webb Simpson 5 56 MC 16 36 39 20
Kevin Kisner 21 1 24 22 23 27 28 26
Cameron Smith 51 61 56 MC 6 49 15 9
Alexander Noren 62 17 MC MC 62 44 MC
Rafa Cabrera-Bello 36 24 30 MC 3 19 25 22 MC
Ian Poulter 12 17 56 23 3 6 3
Jordan Spieth 21 30 24 MC 54 51 45 35
Matthew Fitzpatrick 21 61 41 2 27 MC 16
Matt Wallace MC 40 30 6 20 33 MC 2
Eddie Pepperell 51 56 3 57 67 MC 38
Billy Horschel 56 MC 24 26 50 16 45 39 8
Branden Grace 58 9 MC 72 33 MC 28 2 MC
Charles Howell 32 24 35 15 14 6 20
Brandt Snedeker MC 24 30 5 50 MC 55 62
Justin Harding 12 MC 17 2 1 MC 26 4 11 7
Shane Lowry MC 24 MC MC 62 MC 12
Jim Furyk 23 17 18 2 9 37 14
Byeong Hun An 7 40 26 10 36 45 20 12
Kevin Na 46 5 MC* MC 36 33 60
Si Woo Kim 21 4 61 56 MC 3 4 MC 29
Andrew Putnam 36 40 MC MC 38 MC
Sung Jae Im 20 7 4 MC 3 51 MC MC 7 52
Abraham Ancer 42 17 12 MC 39 44 MC MC
Emiliano Grillo 62 40 26 MC 58 33 52
Keith Mitchell 43 40 47 6 1 MC MC 73 MC
Chez Reavie 56 MC MC 65 MC 38 4
Russell Knox 40 24 35 51 39 14 10 43
Jason Kokrak 7 2 47 10 9 37 20 20
Charley Hoffman 29 2 18 MC MC MC MC 20 MC
Satoshi Kodaira 61 24 37 MC MC 51 MC 72 MC
Luke List MC 40 56 10 MC 15 MC 40
Ryan Moore 3 MC 20 33 28 MC MC
Adam Hadwin MC MC 33 75 18 44
Ryan Palmer MC MC 4 MC 60 13
Danny Willett MC 42 MC MC 27 33 25
Daniel Berger MC 67 MC 36 2 MC MC
Lucas Glover 14 13 MC 10 4 7 MC
Brian Harman MC MC 8 MC MC 51 39 MC
Corey Conners 46 1 MC 41 MC MC MC
Chesson Hadley MC 65 MC 17 20 MC 20 MC
Zach Johnson 58 24 MC 40 59 39
Cameron Champ Wd MC MC 28 67 MC
Stewart Cink MC MC MC MC MC* 50 MC
Patton Kizzire 18 60 MC* MC 27 MC
Beau Hossler 36 MC MC 58 15 MC 39 57
Ryan Armour 57 6 MC MC 12 MC MC MC
Danny Lee 7 54 MC MC 36 MC 44 MC
Charl Schwartzel MC 61 MC MC 16 6 Wd MC MC
Scott Piercy 56 54 MC 10 20
Adam Long MC MC MC* 10 MC MC MC MC MC
Sam Burns 23 12 30 54 MC* MC MC 40
CT Pan MC 42 72 MC MC 44 60 66
Graeme McDowell 7 1 46 54 MC* 42 18
Peter Uihlein MC 22 65 MC Wd 66 60 Wd MC
Scott Stallings 23 9 MC 40 MC 3 MC 43
Michael Thompson MC 70 MC 16 7 10 13
Russell Henley 52 42 MC 20 44 MC 15
Martin Trainer 66 MC 41 66 MC 1 28
Andrew Landry 46 MC 46 47 MC MC MC 60
Brian Gay MC* 46 56 MC 20 60 7 55
Austin Cook MC 9 MC MC MC* MC MC
Sung Kang 42 18 47 6 51 64 14 MC 20
Joel Dahmen 69 12 30 12 MC MC MC MC 9
Ted Potter MC* MC MC MC 64 MC MC
JJ Spaun MC Wd 63 MC MC 50 MC
Brice Garnett 39 MC 35 MC MC MC MC MC
Harold Varner 23 65 MC MC 51 MC 10 MC
Sam Ryder 42 MC MC 33 56 60 43
Denny McCarthy MC 26 9 41 MC MC 33 MC
Kevin Streelman 6 MC MC 58 MC* MC 7 50 MC
Nick Watney MC 37 MC 51 MC 39 72
Brian Stuard 4 MC 18 MC 20 60 45 55
Kelly Kraft MC 5 46 47 MC 9 MC MC MC
Chris Kirk MC MC 56 15 MC MC 50 MC
Chris Stroud MC 2 68 MC MC 10 7 52
Aaron Baddeley 30 7 MC 17 2 49 MC MC
Martin Kaymer 51 42 71 33 67 60 MC 24
Richy Werenski 61 MC 47 MC MC* MC 60 MC
Bud Cauley MC MC 47 MC 12 MC 26 13
Whee Kim MC 71 Wd MC MC MC
Anirban Lahiri MC 30 MC* 69 59 MC
Jason Dufner MC MC* MC MC* MC
JT Poston 67 MC 22 66 36 28 26 40
Troy Merritt MC
Vaughn Taylor MC* 18 41 MC 59 9 MC MC
Ollie Schniederjans 36 MC 16 MC MC 49 MC 33 MC
Rory Sabbatini 36 39 18 35 36 MC MC 70
Matt Jones 30 18 13 36 55 53 13
Scott Brown 7 MC MC MC 20 10 37 MC 9
Wyndham Clark 20 37 Dq 7 10 MC 35
Scott Langley MC MC 67 MC MC 37 6 MC
Trey Mullinax MC* 61 54 MC 51 22 15 25
Nick Taylor 52 24 16 30 33 28 MC 43
Kyoung-Hoon Lee 14 26 Wd 7 35 25 MC MC
Mackenzie Hughes 42 2 13 MC MC MC MC 29
Robert Streb 63 MC MC MC MC 59 MC MC 29
Hudson Swafford MC MC MC 29 MC* MC MC
Adam Schenk 7 33 MC 29 30 16 MC 45 55 57
Martin Laird 36 MC MC MC MC 26 43
Roger Sloan MC MC 60 23 30 2 MC MC
Sam Saunders 42 46 MC 63 36 MC 38 MC
Peter Malnati 23 60 36 44 MC
Bill Haas 13 MC 51 51 MC 57
Carlos Ortiz MC 39 MC 29 MC 9 60 MC
Ryan Blaum MC 54 MC 17 MC* 55 MC MC 70
Brandon Harkins MC 44 60 MC MC MC 28 26 MC
Jonas Blixt 30 22 42 36 15 38 MC 29
Julian Etulain Wd 26 24 36 35 MC 38 43
Tom Hoge MC MC MC 30 MC 55 MC MC 44 MC
Ben Silverman MC 12 MC 36 MC 45 62
Ernie Els 57 7 MC 20 56 28 MC 12
Mark Anderson 15 1 25
Harris English MC 65 54 MC 68 12 MC MC MC
Michael Kim MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC
Jonathan Byrd MC 4 21 22
John Huh MC 59 MC MC 70 25
Alex Cejka MC 60 MC Dq 51 MC MC MC
Max Homa 42 52 MC 20 37 10 26
Seamus Power MC 44 MC 35 MC 64 MC MC
Tyler Duncan MC 59 MC MC* MC* 62 MC 22 MC MC
Davis Love MC MC 70 MC
DJ Trahan MC 10 16 18
Luke Donald MC 9
DA Points Wd MC MC 58 MC 42 MC MC MC
Cody Gribble MC MC MC 76 59 MC MC
KJ Choi 69 MC 17 MC MC
Jim Herman MC 61 MC MC MC MC
Morgan Hoffmann 67 70 MC MC MC 77
Rod Pampling MC MC MC MC MC MC MC
Boo Weekley 10 35 MC MC MC
Colt Knost MC
Player 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Dustin Johnson 16 MC
Francesco Molinari 49 22 45 MC
Bryson DeChambeau 3 MC 4
Xander Schauffele 32
Tommy Fleetwood
Matt Kuchar 23 11 9 5 1 35 44 21 14 48
Louis Oosthuizen 7
Marc Leishman MC 44 30 MC 9 44 MC 41 MC
Patrick Cantlay 7 3
Webb Simpson 5 11 66 51 2 52 14 14 MC
Kevin Kisner 7 11 69 2 38 MC
Cameron Smith 32 29 15
Alexander Noren
Rafa Cabrera-Bello MC
Ian Poulter 7 11 54 18 36
Jordan Spieth 11 12 9
Matthew Fitzpatrick 14 MC MC 23
Matt Wallace
Eddie Pepperell
Billy Horschel 5 MC 54 51 68 9
Branden Grace 11 1 7
Charles Howell 55 56 23 MC 53 MC 29 MC 22 37
Brandt Snedeker 23 11 MC 26 74 59 17 1 MC MC
Justin Harding
Shane Lowry 44
Jim Furyk 70 MC 1 7 42 8 21 1 MC
Byeong Hun An 7 59
Kevin Na MC 39 4 MC 8 9 35 MC
Si Woo Kim 2 14
Andrew Putnam
Sung Jae Im
Abraham Ancer
Emiliano Grillo 16
Keith Mitchell 55
Chez Reavie MC 33 MC 55 56 MC MC
Russell Knox 40 11 2 18 9
Jason Kokrak MC MC 6 18 12 MC* MC
Charley Hoffman 23 MC 14 64 38 6 8 75
Satoshi Kodaira 1
Luke List 3 MC 39 Wd
Ryan Moore 16
Adam Hadwin 22 30 MC
Ryan Palmer 76 11 71 64 MC
Danny Willett MC
Daniel Berger 72
Lucas Glover 32 32 33 18 MC MC 69 MC MC 26
Brian Harman 23 9 MC 44 7 59 70
Corey Conners MC MC
Chesson Hadley 7 MC MC 38
Zach Johnson 42 33 MC 61 48 2 MC 47 37
Cameron Champ
Stewart Cink 42 MC MC 31 61 24 MC 30 14 62
Patton Kizzire MC 32 14
Beau Hossler 16
Ryan Armour 55
Danny Lee 55 39 MC 60 MC
Charl Schwartzel MC 55 12
Scott Piercy 16 MC 53 30
Adam Long
Sam Burns
CT Pan 23 44
Graeme McDowell 55 29 MC 26 23 1 61
Peter Uihlein
Scott Stallings 55 MC MC MC
Michael Thompson 42 MC MC MC 20 MC
Russell Henley 26 23 MC MC 6
Martin Trainer
Andrew Landry 42
Brian Gay 70 6 MC 68 55 MC 36 32 1
Austin Cook 50
Sung Kang MC 11 MC MC
Joel Dahmen
Ted Potter 16 18 35
JJ Spaun MC 6
Brice Garnett 42 11 53
Harold Varner MC 59 68
Sam Ryder MC
Denny McCarthy
Kevin Streelman 7 55 53 3 17 36 MC
Nick Watney 32
Brian Stuard 67 56 55 5 MC MC
Kelly Kraft MC MC
Chris Kirk 55 MC 23 69 27 30 MC MC
Chris Stroud MC MC* 69 48 6 MC MC
Aaron Baddeley 55 MC 9 66 MC 42 MC 14 22 21
Martin Kaymer 73 32 23 66
Richy Werenski MC
Bud Cauley 23 9 MC 37 MC
Whee Kim 50 MC 6
Anirban Lahiri MC 44 44
Jason Dufner MC 11 54 37 35 24 14 41 26
JT Poston
Troy Merritt MC 3 52 MC
Vaughn Taylor MC 64 64 MC 13 MC 30
Ollie Schniederjans 42 3
Rory Sabbatini 23 MC MC 9 9 17 14 8
Matt Jones MC 30 47
Scott Brown MC MC 64 37 5 64
Wyndham Clark
Scott Langley 66 38 24
Trey Mullinax 70
Nick Taylor MC 22 MC* 74
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
Mackenzie Hughes MC
Robert Streb MC MC MC 44 MC
Hudson Swafford MC MC 44
Adam Schenk
Martin Laird 32 64 51 MC MC 41 MC
Roger Sloan
Sam Saunders MC 11 MC MC MC
Peter Malnati 67 44 MC
Bill Haas 7 MC 14 31 Wd 24 MC 30 41 MC
Carlos Ortiz MC MC
Ryan Blaum MC 64
Brandon Harkins MC
Jonas Blixt 14 44 MC MC*
Julian Etulain
Tom Hoge 55
Ben Silverman
Ernie Els MC 14 MC 64 MC MC MC 48
Mark Anderson 44 68 13 MC MC* MC
Harris English 32 MC Wd 31 MC 8
Michael Kim 77 MC MC*
Jonathan Byrd 50 MC 31 66 MC MC 69
John Huh 23 MC MC 3 MC
Alex Cejka 44 31 Wd 46 MC* 13
Max Homa
Seamus Power
Tyler Duncan
Davis Love 74 MC 59 MC MC 71 21
DJ Trahan MC 46 MC* MC
Luke Donald MC 2 2 15 2 3 37 2 3 2
DA Points MC MC MC 20
Cody Gribble MC
KJ Choi 55 64 MC MC 31 18 41
Jim Herman MC 51
Morgan Hoffmann MC 23 9 MC
Rod Pampling 32 26 64 65
Boo Weekley 44 39 75 53 42 6 46 12 13
Colt Knost MC 14 MC 3 62

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