Golf Betting Tips: Cameron Smith to right the Augusta wrongs at RBC Heritage?

Cameron Smith made a triple-bogey on Sunday at The Masters which ended his chances of winning the Green Jacket, but can he bounce back at Harbour Town?

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Tue, 12 Apr 2022
Golf Betting Tips: Cameron Smith to right the wrongs at RBC Heritage?

Justin Thomas came closest for the GolfMagic betting column last week, as the American finished in a tie for eighth place at The Masters. The 2017 PGA champion is back for more at the RBC Heritage this week, but Matt and Andy have some alternative selections for the exciting event at Harbour Town Golf Links.

The RBC Heritage produced an emotional and memorable winner in Stewart Cink in 2021. He won by four shots to secure the eighth victory of his PGA Tour career.

Cink returns this year to face a strong field at Hilton Head with Cameron Smith, Justin Thomas, Patrick Cantlay, Dustin Johnson and Collin Morikawa competing.

Jordan Spieth, who missed the cut at The Masters for the first time in his career last week, is also teeing it up as well as Corey Conners and Kevin Kisner.

Matt and Andy are back this week with two selections each, including some bullish calls at the top of the market and a 28/1 shot as well.

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Matt - Collin Morikawa (£5) 14/1 and Cameron Smith (£5) 16/1

Collin Morikawa produced a fantastic score of 67 in the final round of The Masters to finish in the top five. This was his sixth top-10 finish in eight events on the PGA Tour this season. 

The 25-year-old is faultless most weeks and his scoring statistics show this. He is ranked 10th in strokes gained off the tee and ranked 15th in strokes gained in total.

Cameron Smith suffered heartbreak at Amen Corner on Sunday, but he has still won twice on the PGA Tour this season including The Players Championship.

His putting is sublime and he is ranked third in strokes gained in this department. He has five top-10s in eight events so far and I believe 16/1 is a big price for the World No.5.

Andy - Patrick Cantlay 20/1 (£5) and Corey Conners (£5) 28/1

Since losing in a playoff to Scottie Scheffler at the WM Phoenix Open, Cantlay has been some way off his brilliant best that saw him win four times on the PGA Tour last season.

However, the 30-year-old is ranked 16th in total strokes gained and he enjoys playing at Harbour Town. He finished third at this tournament in 2018 and 2021 and he came seventh in 2019.

Corey Conners finished tied sixth at Augusta National last week and he came third at the WGC Match Play at Austin Country Club, beating Dustin Johnson in the consolation match.

The silky-swinging Canadian finished fourth at Hilton Head in 2021 and his impressive long game will benefit him well around this tricky South Carolina track.

 

 

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