2023 Heritage Classic Tournament Betting Odds, Tips & Predictions (PGA Tour 2022/23, April 13-16)
With all the drama in the recent PGA Tour, we jump right into another top golf event with an eight-digit prize fund. This time it’s The Heritage Classic 2023, where the majority from the top rank is present and will fight for dignity and a crucial piece of the purse pie.
Key Info About the 2023 Heritage Classic Tournament
If you’re experiencing a bit of a golf hangover this week, then you wouldn’t be alone. It’s been a fantastic year of action so far, which has seen Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy, and Scottie Scheffler trading places at the top of the rankings. Add in a little bit of drama with LIV Golf, plus an incredible finish to the Masters over the weekend, and it’s no surprise that golf is feeling more intense than ever. But alas, there ain’t no rest for the wicked as we jump straight into another jam-packed field for the 2023 RBC Heritage Classic this week.
Having now shifted to being a designated event on the PGA Tour, the Heritage Classic will see the vast majority of the tour’s Top 30 competing. Rory McIlroy and Xander Schauffele will be notably absent due to late withdrawals, but the rest will be going head-to-head in South Carolina over the next four days. With Rahm looking to back up his Masters’ win and Jordan Spieth seeking to defend his title, we’re sure to see sparks fly in this event. We preview all of the betting action with our golf PGA 2023 Heritage betting predictions.
|2022-23 PGA Tour, 2023 RBC Heritage Classic
|Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head, South Carolina, United States
|Thursday, 13 April to Sunday, 16 April 2023
Golf 2023 RBC Heritage Odds
Looking at the best golf bookmakers around, we can see that the Heritage Classic 2023 golf odds have a very competitive field in Hilton Heads:
- Jon Rahm @ 9.00 (8/1)
- Scottie Scheffler @ 9.00 (8/1)
- Patrick Cantlay @ 13.00 (12/1)
- Collin Morikawa @ 17.00 (16/1)
- Jordan Spieth @ 19.00 (18/1)
Jon Rahm and Scottie Scheffler are neck and neck at the bookies, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. These two have been the dominant players on the PGA Tour over the past few months and rightfully sit at first equal favorites on 9.00 (8/1). Behind them is defending finalist Patrick Cantlay at 13.00 (12/1), followed by the consistent Collin Morikawa at 17.00 (16/1), and defending champion Jordan Spieth at 19.00 (18/1).
Understanding the RBC Heritage Classic 2023
The Heritage Classic plays a special role in the golf calendar, as the event immediately follows the first Masters of the year. For some, it’s an opportunity to make amends; for others, a chance to build on the momentum. With this event being played since 1969 and regularly being voted one of the best courses on the tour, there’s a lot to like about the RBC Heritage Classic.
Last Five Winners
- 2018 – Satoshi Kodaira beat Kim Si-woo
- 2019 – Pan Cheng-tsung beat Matt Kuchar
- 2020 – Webb Simpson beat Abraham Ancer
- 2021 – Stewart Cink beat Emiliano Grillo/Harold Varner III
- 2022 – Jordan Spieth beat Patrick Cantlay
It’s been 15 years since a player defended their Heritage Classic title, with Boo Weekley achieving the feat in 2007-2008. Can Jordan Spieth do the same here in 2023? He will have plenty of competition, which we look at below in our golf PGA 2023 The Heritage betting predictions.
2023 RBC Heritage Golf Betting Tips
This is where the rubber hits the road – who’s going to win the Heritage Classic in 2023? Based on the latest PGA Tour odds, here are our top Heritage golf 2023 betting picks:
Scottie Scheffler to Win @ 9.00 (1/1)
Jon Rahm’s win in the Masters last weekend saw Scottie Scheffler knocked off the top spot in the PGA Tour rankings, but that doesn’t mean that the World No.2 is going to roll over here in South Carolina. Scheffler has had a red-hot season so far, making at least the top 12 in each of the last 10 events that he has played. He’s won two of those – the WM Phoenix Open and the PLAYERS Championship – and been top five in three others. Even last week at the Masters, which was all about Rahm and Koepka, Scheffler finished T10.
We say that Rahm will have an off week at the Hilton Heads, given how much that Masters win will have taken out of him. Add in the fact that Rory McIlroy is sitting the event out, and an opportunity opens up for Scheffler to build on his excellent, consistent form, picking up title number three for the season.
Patrick Cantlay Top Five @ 4.00 (3/1)
America’s Patrick Cantlay has quietly been playing some excellent golf this season too. While he’s yet to win an event, he’s recorded three top-five finishes and finished in the top 20 of six from eight events. Last week he struck a solid T14 at the Masters and did little wrong. This consistent form, plus the fact that Cantlay knows this course and finished runner-up last year, puts forward a compelling case for Cantlay to at least finish in the top five at the Heritage Classic in 2023.
Collin Morikawa to Win @ 17.00 (16/1)
Another American having a great season is Collin Morikawa. The 26-year-old has quietly been going about his work, moving up to No.11 in the world off the back of five top-10 finishes this season. Last weekend at the Masters, Morikawa finished a very respectable T10 and seems like the kind of player who is on the cusp of a breakthrough. With some big names fatigued after the pressure of the Masters, could Morikawa capitalize and make that breakthrough here in South Carolina?
We say it’s a good bet, and the golf 2023 RBC Heritage odds for Morikawa are underpriced here since Rory McIlroy and Xander Schauffele are out of the race. Back him for a win, and receive a good payday should the likes of Scheffler slip up.
Our Recommended Heritage Classic 2023 Predictions
- Scottie Scheffler to Win @ 9.00 (1/1)
- Patrick Cantlay Top Five @ 4.00 (3/1)
The 2022–23 PGA Tour just keeps rolling on, and no sooner has the Masters finished than we head off to the next event. Jon Rahm and Scottie Scheffler are the joint favorites at the Heritage Classic 2023, but we say Scheffler should have the edge. Watch out for deep runs by Patrick Cantlay and possibly Collin Morikawa as South Carolina serves up one of the Tour’s best golf courses this weekend.