The RBS Heritage will be played from April 12 - 15, and features two of the top 10 players in the world in Luke Donald and Webb Simpson. What follows are the top three groups to watch at the RBC Heritage on Thursday.
Mark Wilson, Kevin Na, and Jim Furyk: After getting off to a fast start in the 2012 PGA Tour season with a win at the Humana Challenge, Mark Wilson has fallen off a bit, missing the cut at the Masters last week and only shooting in the 60s once over his past 18 rounds of golf. A lot of it has to do with his putter, as it carried him early on but has now become a burden for him. On the opposite end, Jim Furyk has played well over the past three weeks, with his worst finish being a T11 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. He currently ranks first on Tour in driving accuracy at nearly 75%, and should be a favorite at this week's event, which features many strategically placed fairway bunkers.
John Huh, Martin Laird, and Charles Howell III: Huh has been the fell-good story of the year to this point, with a win and eight cuts made in nine starts as a rookie on Tour this year. Staying out of the hazards will be important for John this week, as he ranks 166th on Tour in scrambling from the rough. If he does that, I think he could be a sleeper pick to win this week's event, along with Charles Howell III.
Luke Donald, Kyle Stanley, and Brandt Snedeker: Obviously the must-see matchup of the day, as Snedeker beat out Donald last year in a playoff for the title. Donald is coming off of a poor finish at the Masters, where his only good round of the event came on Sunday with a 68 (after going 75-73-75). He still ranks first on Tour in strokes gained from putting, but also continues to struggle with hitting greens in regulation (143rd). I like Donald's chances to win this week's event better than Snedeker, though, as he has been inconsistent with both his driver and irons throughout the season.