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RBC Heritage 2021 odds: Will Zalatoris continues to get serious respect among oddsmakers, gamblers

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Ben Walton

You’re forgiven if you have a bit of a Masters hangover after last week. So will some of the players as they arrive at Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head Island, S.C.—a favorite stop of many on the PGA Tour.

This is the unique, old-school type of venue that still challenges the best golfers in the world despite it playing typically less than 7,000 yards (though it can be stretched up to 7,121 yards). Harbour Town also has some of the smallest greens on the PGA Tour (3,700 square feet on average, second only to Pebble Beach)—so precision with your irons and hitting these fairways with the many doglegs and towering pine trees is paramount.

The field is stacked, despite Bryson DeChambeau withdrawing on Monday, with five of the top 10 in the world and 13 of the top-25 ranked players in the world teeing it up. That includes Webb Simpson, who won at Harbour Town last year in an exciting final round. He opens as the second favorite at 12-1 after his T-12 at the Masters. Dustin Johnson, the World No. 1, is a 10-1 favorite, and despite being the sacred son of South Carolina, has not won at Harbour Town in his five past appearances (his best finishing being a T-16)—even after holding the 54-hole lead here in 2019 (before shooting 77 and finishing T-28).

And then, of course, there is Will Zalatoris, who nearly finished one shot shy of a playoff with Hideki Matsuyama. When this tournament was last played in June 2020, Zalatoris was ranked outside the top 400 in the world and hadn't yet won on the Korn Ferry Tour. Now Willy Z is inside the top 30 in the world after electrifying the golf world. He's been moved to a mid-tier favorite in the remaining majors at most sportsbooks, and he's getting the respect of oddsmakers this week, too, opening as a 25-1 favorite, with just five players having better odds than him.

In this loaded field, that speaks to how just about everybody expects him to get his maiden PGA Tour win soon.

RBC Heritage 2021 odds (courtesy of William Hill, Monday evening):

Dustin Johnson: 10-1

Webb Simpson: 12-1

Patrick Cantlay: 16-1

Collin Morikawa: 20-1

Daniel Berger: 22-1

Cameron Smith: 25-1

Will Zalatoris: 25-1

Tyrrell Hatton: 25-1

Paul Casey: 28-1

Corey Conners: 28-1

Sungjae Im: 30-1

Sergio Garcia: 30-1

Abraham Ancer: 30-1

Matthew Fitzpatrick: 30-1

Tommy Fleetwood: 30-1

Brian Harman: 33-1

Harris English: 33-1

Si-Woo Kim: 40-1

Kevin Na: 40-1

Lee Westwood: 40-1

Shane Lowry: 40-1

Matt Kuchar: 50-1

Christiaan Bezuidenhout: 50-1

Billy Horschel: 50-1

Robert MacIntyre: 50-1

Charley Hoffman: 50-1

Russell Henley: 55-1

Kevin Kisner: 66-1

Matt Wallace: 66-1

Branden Grace: 66-1

Chris Kirk: 66-1

Ian Poulter: 66-1

Cameron Davis: 75-1

Emiliano Grillo: 75-1

Dylan Frittelli: 80-1

Kevin Streelman: 80-1

Sebastian Munoz: 80-1

Michael Thompson: 80-1

Carlos Ortiz: 80-1

Sam Burns: 80-1

J.T. Poston: 90-1

Alex Noren: 100-1

Adam Hadwin: 100-1

Brendon Todd: 100-1

Lucas Glover: 100-1

C.T. Pan: 100-1

Zach Johnson: 100-1

Harold Varner III: 125-1

Charles Howell III: 125-1

Stewart Cink: 125-1

Andrew Putnam: 125-1

Doug Ghim: 125-1

Aaron Wise: 125-1

Adam Long: 150-1

Sepp Straka: 150-1

Matthew NeSmith: 150-1

Harry Higgs: 150-1

Luke List: 150-1

Richy Werenski: 150-1

Ryan Moore: 150-1

Patton Kizzire: 150-1

Russell Knox: 150-1

Danny Willett: 150-1

Byeong Hun An: 150-1

Denny McCarthy: 150-1

Chase Seiffert: 150-1

Brandt Snedeker: 150-1

Mackenzie Hughes: 150-1

Doc Redman: 150-1

Tyler McCumber: 150-1

Jim Furyk: 150-1

Wyndham Clark: 150-1

Rory Sabbatini: 150-1

Brandon Hagy: 175-1

Graeme McDowell: 175-1

Nick Taylor: 200-1

Patrick Rodgers: 200-1

Hudson Swafford: 200-1

Tom Hoge: 200-1

Chez Reavie: 200-1

Ben Martin: 200-1

Maverick McNealy: 200-1

Brice Garnett: 200-1

K.H. Lee: 200-1

Will Gordon: 250-1

Scott Piercy: 250-1

Kyle Stanley: 250-1

Scott Stallings: 250-1

Camilo Villegas: 250-1

Henrik Norlander: 250-1

Chesson Hadley: 250-1

Tom Lewis: 250-1

Anirban Lahiri: 300-1

Mark Hubbard: 300-1

Satoshi Kodaira: 300-1

Adam Schenk: 300-1

Pat Perez: 300-1

Brian Gay: 300-1

Jason Dufner: 300-1

Scott Brown: 300-1

Robert Streb: 300-1

Bo Hoag: 300-1

Rafael Campos: 300-1

Robby Shelton: 300-1

Peter Malnati: 300-1

Andrew Landry: 300-1

Brian Stuard: 300-1

Vaughn Taylor: 400-1

Tyler Duncan: 400-1

Wesley Bryan: 400-1

Troy Merritt: 400-1

Danny Lee: 400-1

Bill Haas: 400-1

Davis Love III: 500-1

Scott Harrington: 500-1

Ryan Armour: 500-1

Luke Donald: 500-1

Sung Kang: 500-1

Austin Cook: 500-1

Ted Potter: 500-1

Xinjun Zhang: 500-1

Bryson Nimmer: 500-1

Jim Herman: 500-1

William McGirt: 500-1

John Augenstein: 500-1

Nick Watney: 500-1

Beau Hossler: 500-1

Michael Gligic: 500-1

Kevin Tway: 500-1

Michael Kim: 750-1

Bo Van Pelt: 750-1

K.J. Choi: 750-1

Hunter Mahan: 1,000-1

Martin Trainer: 1,000-1