The RBC Heritage at Harbourtown will be won by a player under the following criteria.
1) Classic feel player over a technically perfect swing. The coastal South Carolina atmosphere favors a player who comes in and embraces the laid back week over needing perfect ideal conditions to apply their perfect swing. A feel player will embrace the conditions and play the course.
2) Missed cut at Augusta. Playing straight to Sunday at Augusta is very tiring. A player spends the entire year getting ready for the Masters so missing the cut gives the advantage of having two extra days to clear the brain.
3) Putting great. The winner will be loose and relaxed and like all event winners, needs to come in with a hot putter.
One player comes to mind, Graeme McDowell. He fired a great opening round at Augusta but then stumbled and missed the cut. He had 4 top tens in 5 events before Augusta and leads the tour in strokes gained putting. He is the defending champion of this event and his Northern Irish roots makes him feel at home on the windy coastal conditions of Harbourtown.