Expert picks: RBC Heritage

Matt Kuchar is one of our many expert picks this week at the RBC Heritage.

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An impressive field has been put together this week for the RBC Heritage, with many players making the two-hour jaunt from Augusta to take on Harbour Town.

Here's our staff picks for the week:

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Jim McCabe, senior writer

Favorite: Jim Furyk

Don’t Forget About: Graeme McDowell

Keep an eye on: Luke Donald

Sleepers: Kevin Streelman

Comments: Furyk played nicely at Augusta and has been steady all year, though he needs to tighten things up in the fourth round. Nothing not to like about McDowell and Donald on this golf course. Streelman strictly a gut pick.

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Jeff Rude, senior writer

Favorite: Matt Kuchar.

Don’t Forget About: Jordan Spieth.

Keep an eye on: Kevin Stadler.

Sleepers: Cameron Tringale.

Comments: Kuchar leads the PGA Tour in top 10 finishes this year with seven. He's due if not tired. … Once Spieth gets over his Masters disappointment, the 20-year-old should be able to contend again. … Stadler tied for eighth at his first Masters, so he's in good form. … Tringale having nice season. He's coming off fourth at Houston and has finished 12 or 13th at Riviera, Pebble Beach and Phoenix.

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Adam Schupak, senior writer

Favorite: Bill Haas

Don’t Forget About: Jordan Spieth, Jim Furyk

Keep an eye on: Billy Horschel, Brandt Snedeker

Sleepers: Stewart Cink, Erik Compton

Comments: Haas led after the first round in Houston and at Augusta. This time he keeps it together for four days at one of his favorite events. Spieth and Furyk (second in 2005 and 2006, champ in 2010) are both riding the momentum from the Masters into a venue that fits their game. Snedeker (2011 champ) and Horschel can’t possibly putt as poorly as they did at the Masters. Cink, champ in 2000 and 2004, is rebounding from a prolonged slump and finished T-14 at the Masters while Erik Compton is playing well (T-5 and T-12 past two finishes) and well-rested after a week off.

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Nick Masuda, digital director

Favorite: Jordan Spieth

Don’t Forget About: Graeme McDowell

Keep an eye on: Billy Horschel

Sleepers: Russell Henley

Comments: Jordan Spieth was incredible at Augusta and is simply a guy that is always in contention. I know he got hit by a golf ball on Wednesday, but the kid has grit and I think he feels like he still has something to prove . . . McDowell is an easy choice, he won last year and Harbour Town is his style of course . . . Horschel quietly had a solid week at Augusta and is a guy that should be finishing near the top of leaderboards . . . I don't know how Henley is ranked outside of our top 100, but that makes taking him all that much easier. He has won this year and made a nice Friday charge at Augusta. Good enough for me.

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RBC Heritage field according to the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings

  • 2. Matt Kuchar
  • 8. Zach Johnson
  • 10. Hunter Mahan
  • 13. Jim Furyk
  • 14. Jordan Spieth
  • 15. Hideki Matsuyama
  • 16. Harris English
  • 19. Charl Schwartzel
  • 20. Charley Hoffman
  • 24. Bill Haas
  • 28. Brendon Todd
  • 31. K.J. Choi
  • 32. Chris Kirk
  • 35. Kevin Na
  • 36. Chris Stroud
  • 37. Luke Donald
  • 43. Martin Kaymer
  • 44. Jerry Kelly
  • 45. Matt Every
  • 46. Charles Howell III
  • 47. Will MacKenzie
  • 48. Brendon de Jonge
  • 50. Russell Knox
  • 51. Patrick Reed
  • 52. Michael Putnam
  • 53. Marc Leishman
  • 55. Graeme McDowell
  • 56. Brandt Snedeker
  • 59. Stuart Appleby
  • 60. Justin Leonard
  • 62. Kevin Streelman
  • 63. Kevin Chappell
  • 66. Camilo Villegas
  • 67. Pat Perez
  • 68. Jason Kokrak
  • 72. Kevin Stadler
  • 74. Billy Horschel
  • 75. Martin Laird
  • 76. David Hearn
  • 78. Cameron Tringale
  • 82. Stephen Gallacher
  • 84. Ernie Els
  • 88. Boo Weekley
  • 89. Roberto Castro
  • 92. Justin Hicks
  • 93. Ben Martin
  • 94. James Driscoll
  • 95. Bryce Molder
  • 97. Gonzalo Fdez-Castano
  • 99. Carl Pettersson
  • 103. Brian Davis
  • 105. Jason Bohn
  • 107. Paul Casey
  • 108. Ryo Ishikawa
  • 112. Stewart Cink
  • 113. Rory Sabbatini
  • 114. John Peterson
  • 115. Russell Henley
  • 123. Chesson Hadley
  • 127. Robert Garrigus
  • 128. Richard H. Lee
  • 129. Bo Van Pelt
  • 133. Ben Crane
  • 137. William McGirt
  • 139. Brian Harman
  • 141. Tim Wilkinson
  • 144. Josh Teater
  • 146. John Huh
  • 148. Davis Love III
  • 157. Ken Duke
  • 163. Brian Gay
  • 164. Erik Compton
  • 165. Chad Collins
  • 172. Spencer Levin
  • 175. Wes Roach
  • 183. Brian Stuard
  • 184. Nicholas Thompson
  • 194. Scott Brown
  • 203. Vijay Singh
  • 206. James Hahn
  • 207. Tim Clark
  • 208. Geoff Ogilvy
  • 211. Shawn Stefani
  • 213. Brice Garnett
  • 214. Ted Potter, Jr.
  • 218. Briny Baird
  • 223. Billy Hurley III
  • 228. Tyrone Van Aswegen
  • 234. Charlie Wi
  • 237. Greg Chalmers
  • 245. Ben Curtis
  • 246. Steven Bowditch
  • 248. Ricky Barnes
  • 249. Jeff Maggert
  • 260. David Toms
  • 267. Vaughn Taylor
  • 268. Scott Langley
  • 271. Danny Lee
  • 279. Trevor Immelman
  • 282. Kyle Stanley
  • 284. Kevin Tway
  • 288. Tim Herron
  • 294. Mark Wilson
  • 296. Jonathan Byrd
  • 303. Kevin Kisner
  • 308. Tommy Gainey
  • 313. Aaron Baddeley
  • 337. Robert Allenby
  • 349. Glen Day
  • 350. John Rollins
  • 367. Mike Weir
  • 388. Charlie Beljan
  • 412. Woody Austin
  • 424. Lucas Glover
  • 426. Andrew Loupe
  • 427. Mark Anderson
  • 444. Stephen Ames
  • 470. Jim Renner
  • 474. Johnson Wagner
  • 533. John Daly
  • 605. Chris DiMarco
  • 624. Paul Goydos
  • 689. Scott Verplank
  • N/R. Nick Faldo
  • N/R. Matthew Fitzpatrick
  • N/R. Dudley Hart
  • N/R. J.B. Holmes
  • N/R. Rick Lewallen
  • N/R. John Mallinger
  • N/R. Steve Marino
  • N/R. Hunter Stewart
  • N/R. Tom Watson
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