Expert picks for the RBC Heritage

Updated: April 10, 2018, 7:54 PM ET
By ESPN.com contributors

Butch Dill-USA TODAY SportsKevin Kisner has the recent form and course history to succeed this week.

The PGA Tour heads to South Carolina for the RBC Heritage this week.

Our ESPN and FantasyGolfInsider experts have laid out the players they believe have the skills to succeed and provide big fantasy point totals.


Pick to win

Luke Donald

The former No. 1 has sunk to No. 196 in the world ... but he loves Harbour Town. Dating back to 2009, he has seven top-3 finishes at Hilton Head but no victories. -- Bob Harig

DraftKings value picks

Russell Knox

The recent form isn't exactly there, but Knox still seems to pop here year after year. He seems to be a horse for this course specifically, and fading him in cash games might not be wise this week ... though he could go overlooked in GPPs, where you want him in the event he pops up for another top-10 finish. -- Taras Pitra

Charles Howell III

I have featured Howell here before, and I will continue to do it as long as his price remains so cheap ($7,300). This is a guy who has missed only a handful of cuts the past two years and consistently posts finishes in the top 25. That is someone I want exposure to every week. In his past two stroke play events, he has a T-14 and T-18, plus he won his pool at the Match Play. He doesn't have any high finishes at Harbour Town, but he been in the top 25 a few times. I will be locking him into cash games as well as having some exposure in GPPs. -- Jeff Bergerson

Ryan Palmer

Palmer is a golfer who excels on short second shots, and as an RBC sponsor, he finished T-11 here last year. The overall picture of his course history isn't fantastic, but he has made the cut three straight times and has had decent form for his price this season. Although he missed the cut at the Houston Open, Palmer finished T-28 the week before at Valspar, another course with tight fairways. He's the one player this week who isn't a short hitter, as he's currently fifth in driving distance and only 112th in driving accuracy, but he makes that up with his approach. He should see little popularity in DFS contests and is at a very reasonable price. -- Adam Daly

FanDuel value picks

Emiliano Grillo

Although he is making his debut at the RBC Heritage this week, it seems like the type of course that was built with Grillo's style of game in mind. He is accurate off the tee and excellent from mid- to long range with his approach play, which consistently allows him to be near the top in hitting greens in regulation. He isn't going to win a lot of birdie-fest events, but Harbour Town is a challenging course that usually keeps scoring from going too low. Grillo is playing outstanding golf this season and has yet to miss a cut in 12 starts. His recent form is even better, with three top-10 finishes in his past five starts. I think Grillo will work his way into contention again this week and for a very affordable price. -- Zach Turcotte

Kevin Kisner

Kisner's form has been trending up since the Match Play event in which he finished in second. Last week at Augusta he finished T-28. Now he returns to the RBC Heritage, where he has had some success in the past. Last year he finished T-11, but in 2015 he almost got the title, only to lose in a playoff. He enjoys golfing on seaside courses, and this week at Harbour Town, he should do his fair share of scoring. It is a course that requires accuracy off the tee, and there are not many who can hit the ball straighter than Kisner. A price of $9,800 is a bargain on FanDuel, as his salary is sure to climb in upcoming events. -- Erik Dantoft

Cameron Smith

If you're looking for a slightly under-the-radar star this week, look at Smith. He barely made the television coverage last week en route to a top-5 finish at the first major of the season and preceded that with a quarterfinal berth in the Match Play. Smith has played here twice, finishing 29th last year and 15th in 2015, so he's demonstrated an ability to navigate this course. The only thing that's holding him back right now is the putter, but Harbour Town's small greens tend to de-emphasize putting relative to iron play. -- Ryan Baroff

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