Collin Morikawa vs. Justin Thomas: Who’s the best bet to win RBC Heritage?

Collin Morikawa and Justin Thomas both had strong performances at the Masters and will both be competing in this week’s RBC Heritage Open at Harbor Town Golf Links.

So the question is which golfer should you support with your money?

WynnBET Sports Betting gave both golfers exactly the same odds of winning, +1400, which would give you a profit of $1,400 on a $100 bet if the golfer you choose emerges victorious.

Let’s see which golfer is best positioned to win.

Collin Morikawa at RBC Legacy

If you have read my betting overviewyou already know I love Collin Morikawa this week.

Harbor Town is a perfect match for his style of play. You have to be a precise golf ball driver on this track, and Morikawa comes into the event ranking ninth on the circuit in driving precision. He also has a good run story here, finishing seventh at this event last year.

If there’s one thing that makes me nervous about Morikawa this week, it’s his play around the greens. He ranked 176th in Strokes Gained: Around the Green and 110th in Scrambling. This could prove to be a problem with the small size of the greens at Harbor Town. Hopefully his strong iron game will help him hit as many greens as possible within regulation so this issue doesn’t ruin his chances for his first win of the season.

Justin Thomas at RBC Legacy

For me, the decision between these two golfers is interesting. I wrote why you should stay away from Justin Thomas this week in my “golfers to fade“, but I will develop this thought here.

JT’s biggest weakness is his handling precision, which showed up at Augusta last week. On many courses on the PGA Tour schedule, you can get away with inaccurate tee shots. Harbor Town is not one of these routes.

You could say his run history (eighth place in 2020) proves he can still succeed on this track, and while I wouldn’t object too much, I still think Morikawa is the smarter play.

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