John’s Golf DFS Picks: 4 Potential Longshots & PGA TOUR Sleepers For The 2024 RBC Heritage

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Written By John Haslbauer | Last Updated

Normally a Major hangover week for us golf fans, the RBC Heritage found new life on the 2024 PGA TOUR schedule. It’s been tapped with Signature Event status this year and includes a tantalizing $20M purse. Unlike the first six Designated Events of the year, we’ll see a markedly improved field at Harbour Town Golf Links. The PGA TOUR’s stars (outside of Viktor Hovland and Hideki Matsuyama) will head from Augusta to Hilton Head for the weekend.

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One of Pete Dye’s most famous designs, Harbour Town Golf Links is your quintessential positional course. It rewards precision off the tee and severely penalizes both wayward tee shots and approaches with tight tree lines and tricky green-side bunkering. Standing at just 7,121 yards, this par-71 still poses a stern challenge to the field. Winning scores have pushed beyond -13 only twice over the last eight years.

The list of past champions is filled with veteran plodders such as Matt Kuchar, Webb Simpson, and Jim Furyk. That said, Matt Fitzpatrick and Jordan Spieth proved in recent years that it is not necessary to fit the short and accurate archetype to find success on these grounds. There are many ways to attack Harbour Town, which lends itself to taking more chances on longshots, even in a field as strong as this.

For a deeper dive into the course, read my RBC Heritage preview. Now, let’s get to our RBC Heritage picks, focusing on longshots and sleepers for your DFS lineups.


To identify “value” any given week on the PGA TOUR, I find it’s best first to understand the consensus key stat profile. Then, take a stance on the elements of the tournament that may go overlooked. At the RBC Heritage, Recent Form, Course History, and SG: Approach are consensus key areas factored into each player’s price.

From a sleeper perspective, I will take a stance on the importance of Comp Course History at similar positional Pete Dye venues. I see this as an ideal buy-low spot for players looking to bounce back from a poor showing at The Masters, differentiate my player pool, and find value for this week’s tournament.

Christiaan Bezuidenhout (, $7,600)

A “safe” floor, in DFS terms, usually comes with heightened ownership. I don’t expect that to be the case with Bezuidenhout this week, however, as the masses typically do not flock to play the South African who specializes in top-30 placements. Over his last dozen starts, Bezuidenhout has put together an impressive 10 top-30 finishes between the PGA TOUR and DP World Tour. His most notable recent finish came three starts ago at THE PLAYERS, where he finished T13 for the second consecutive year. With its recent position on the schedule, similar Bermuda-based agronomy, overlapping Pete Dye design, and emphasis on positional golf with a high concentration of approaches inside 200 yards, there’s much to like about players who carry strong repeated history at TPC Sawgrass into Harbour Town.

The results at the RBC Heritage have been more of the same for Bezuidenhout, as he’s finished T33 or better in each of his first three appearances. Ranking top-15 in SG: APP, SG: TOT (L16), and Scrambling leading into this week, he’s a key target for me in terms of both DFS and placement betting.

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Emiliano Grillo (, $6,900)

A streak of nine consecutive made cuts to kick off his 2024 season came to a halt for Grillo at The Masters last week. The short course specialist’s expectations weren’t very lofty heading into Augusta, however, so I’m far from hitting the panic button a week removed from one of the most difficult scoring venues we see all year. A 7,100-yard course that rewards precision off-the-tee and streaky mid-iron play is the ideal bounce-back spot for the reigning Charles Schwab Challenge champion, especially with a couple of extra days to retool.

Harbour Town has been a safe haven for Grillo in this stretch of the schedule, as he’s finished top-10 in two of his last four appearances. Encouragingly, this marks the first time in eight career trips to Harbour Town in which he is trending positively with his putting leading in. It’s that sudden turnaround on the greens in 2024 that has led to top-15 finishes at prior Signature Events like the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and Arnold Palmer Invitational. Ranking top-15 in Course History, Prox: 125-200, Driving Accuracy, and SG: OTT (<7,200 yard courses), Grillo seems poised for a nice bounce-back week at a venue perfectly suited to the strengths of his game.

Lucas Glover (, $6,800)

I’ve touted Lucas Glover’s value as a low-priced flier way more often than I care to admit over the past few months, but the markets refuse to adjust to his sustained tee-to-green floor and improved putting baseline, so I have no choice but to keep coming back. Glover is coming off of a great showing at The Masters last week, where he finished T20.

The South Carolina native loves playing in the Bermuda-based part of the country, picking up both of his PGA TOUR wins last August in this neck of the woods. He has plenty of experience around Harbour Town, and he’ll be making his 21st career start this week with six top-40 finishes over his last nine trips. He enters in steady form on the heels of three consecutive top-25 finishes leading in, and ranks top-10 in the key categories in Driving Accuracy, SG: APP, and SG: ARG.

Andrew Putnam (, $6,400)

Unlike the first three players mentioned, Putnam is still looking for his first positive showing at the RBC Heritage. The absence of prior success at a given course is usually enough for me to cross someone’s name off the list immediately, but something about Putnam’s game seems overdue for a breakthrough at Harbour Town. One of the most steady players on TOUR in terms of approach and putting, Putnam’s severe lack of distance limits his upside on most PGA TOUR venues. Harbour Town – with wins from plodders like Webb Simpson, Jim Furyk, Wes Bryan, and Satoshi Kodaira – has proven to be a place where veterans who’ve kept their TOUR cards despite a lack of distance can thrive.

I’m not saying I expect to see Andrew Putnam in contention in the Signature Event, but a player who ranks top-5 in Greens In Regulation, Scrambling, and SG: P (Bermuda) is well worth a look at this price, from a DFS perspective. The No. 9 player in my model this week, he’ll be a fixture in my fantasy lineups.

Best of luck if you bet or play this golf DFS picks for the RBC Heritage!

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