Dark Horse Picks to Win the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town

David Kaestle
Gary Woodland at the Charles Schwab Challenge.
Gary Woodland at the Charles Schwab Challenge. / Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
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Following a successful relaunch of the season at the Charles Schwab Challenge, the PGA Tour is running it back and heading to Harbour Town for the RBC Heritage. While we have already taken a look at the odds for the tournament, as well as some players to watch out for when putting together your fantasy team, let's now take a look at some dark horse candidates to consider heading into this week's event.

RBC Heritage Dark Horse Picks

1. Gary Woodland (+3500)

Gary Woodland looking at a shot at the Charles Schwab Challenge.
Gary Woodland looking at a shot at the Charles Schwab Challenge. / Ron Jenkins/Getty Images

Sure, Gary Woodland is really long off the tee, and that's not the type of skill that's going to give you an advantage on this tricky course, but what really should jump out is his greens in regulation (GIR), where he ranks No. 7 on tour. With his well-known stinger shot, he should still be able grab some distance while taking the wind out of the holes on the coast. Woodland has also enjoyed a nice season up to this point, already grabbing five top-10 finishes, including a 9th place finish at the Charles Schwab Challenge a week ago.

2. Ian Poulter (+6500)

Ian Poulter at the Charles Schwab Challenge.
Ian Poulter at the Charles Schwab Challenge. / Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Ian Poulter's stats aren't going to jump off the page, but his track record at Harbour Town is certainly something to note. He has never missed the cut here in nine career starts, also placing in the top-10 in his last two Harbour Town appearances. A steady and skilled ball striker, Poulter also excels around the greens and in scramble situations which is proven by his No. 6 ranking in sand save percentage.

3. Luke List (+12000)

Luke List at the 148th Open Championship.
Luke List at the 148th Open Championship. / Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Luke List is a major long shot, but he's not without some upside, or else he wouldn't be mentioned here. In his last appearance at this event in 2018, he finished T-3, so he clearly has the makeup to contend here. One number that jumps out about List is his No. 18 ranking in approach shots from inside 100 yards, a situation he might find himself in a lot at Harbour Town. While driving accuracy has been an issue for him this season, he'll be able to focus on shorter clubs off the tee and give himself more of those approach opportunities he's performed so well in. However you evaluate List, it's hard to ignore a guy at +12000 who came close to winning this tournament just two years ago.


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David Kaestle is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username davekaestle. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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