Golf Rankings for RBC Heritage
Jordan Spieth - World Ranking: #6
Spieth recorded a T9 in last year’s debut at Harbour Town. The 20-year-old was already making a name for himself prior to last week’s T2 in the Masters. It will be interesting to see how Spieth performs going forward with an even brighter spotlight on him.
Matt Kuchar - World Ranking: #15
Harbour Town has been anything but Kuchar Town. In 10 career starts (dating back to 2003), he has only managed a single top-10 and finished T35 and T44 the last two years. On the plus side, Kuchar has finished fifth or better in each of his last three starts of the year.
Luke Donald - World Ranking: #82
Donald has been anything but consistent this season, however he only he missed his first cut of the year last week at Augusta. Harbour Town is a good venue for Donald to rediscover his game. Over the last five years he has only finished worse than third once,in 2012. Despite the struggles, Donald’s stellar track record wants your consideration.
Kevin Na - World Ranking: #64
Na skipped this event last year with a back issue, but owns top-10s at Harbour Town from 2011 and 2012. In his last six starts of the year, Na has scored a pair of top-fives and only missed one cut (his lone result outside the top 20).
Graeme McDowell - World Ranking: #92
McDowell had only made a handful of appearances at Harbour Town prior to last year’s victory, a playoff win against Webb Simpson. He came into the Masters with top-10s from Doral and Bay Hill, but failed to make the cut.
Jim Furyk - World Ranking: #79
Furyk is a Harbour Town winner from back in 2010. In the seven prior starts, he missed two cuts and also recorded three finishes inside the top five with six top-15s. Furyk finished T21 at the site in 2011, T8 in 2012 and T42 last year. He’s currently on a streak of three consecutive top-20s this season.
Brandt Snedeker - World Ranking: #32
If not for a dreadful third round at Augusta, Snedeker might have had something for the top of the Masters field on Sunday while missing out on a second straight top-10 of the season. Snedeker overcame a rough history at Harbour Town with a victory in 2011, but blew a top-five the following year.
Charley Hoffman - World Ranking: #49
Hoffman was the leader after three rounds at Harbour Town a year ago. He would falter on Sunday, however, giving back six strokes and finishing T6, his second top-10 in as many years at the site. Hoffman has only missed one cut all year and owns three top-25s in his last three starts.
Harris English - World Ranking: #105
After an impressive T8 showing in his Harbour Town debut, English missed last year’s cut. English hadn’t missed a cut all season until failing to see weekend last week at Augusta. In five previous stroke play events, he put together a pair of top-10s and four top-20s.
Bill Haas - World Ranking: #39
A poor final round of play cost Haas a top-10 and a career-best finish at Harbour Town last year. He opened the Masters with a one stroke lead, but shot a 6-over 78 in the second round en route to a T20. Haas had a similar problem the week before in the Shell Houston Open, earning a share of the lead early only to finish T37.
Things were looking up for Mahan after a 3-under 68 in the first round of last year’s return to Harbour Town. However, he would shoot 12-over the next two days and receive an early exit by way of MDF. Mahan has been mediocre in two starts since returning from a bad back. This course doesn’t offer much inspiration for a turnaround.
MacKenzie never recorded a top-30 in his five Harbour Town starts from 2007-11. However, he’s coming off a T2 at TPC San Antonio, his third finish of sixth or better in four starts. Going back eight starts, MacKenzie has only finished outside of the top 15 twice.
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