Experts' Picks: The Heritage

April, 20, 2011
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Each week in the PGA Tour season, our panel of experts will share their insights into which players fit the criteria for our four categories below: Birdie Buster, Horse for the Course, Super Sleeper and Winner.

This week's tournament: The Heritage at Harbour Town

ESPN.com golf writer Bob Harig

Birdie Buster: Brendan Steele
It's a lot to ask of a rookie who just won in only his 12th tour start to do it again. But he does come into the tournament on a roll and off the good vibe of winning for the first time at the Valero Texas Open.

Horse for the Course: Jim Furyk
The defending champion has had plenty of success around Harbour Town, adding four other top-10 finishes at the event in addition to his victory a year ago.

Super Sleeper: Brandt Snedeker
His fourth-place finish at the Valero Texas Open was his fourth top-10 of the year and followed a tie for 15th at the Masters. His lone PGA Tour victory came north of the border in Greensboro.

Winner: Rickie Fowler
Harbour Town was the site of Fowler's first PGA Tour event as an amateur way back in 2008, and last year he returned to tie for eighth following a final-round 67. This seems as good a time as any for the second-year tour player to get his first victory.


ESPN.com senior golf editor Kevin Maguire

Birdie Buster: Brian Davis
The Englishman lost in a playoff last year after calling a penalty on himself on the extra hole. Golf's all about karma, right? What goes around comes around for Davis this week.

Horse for the Course: Davis Love III
He's struggled a bit this year and with his Ryder Cup captain duties don't expect much of a turnaround this year or next. But if there's one track Love can play from muscle memory it's Harbour Town, where he has five victories and hasn't missed a cut since 1994.

Super Sleeper: Boo Weekley
In 2 months he's made only two cuts, with a T-35 at the opposite field Mayakoba Golf Classic his best finish. But Weekley's a two-time winner at Hilton Head, so anything's possible.

Winner: Luke Donald
After missing the cut in his first tournament of 2011, Donald's worst finish in four starts since was a T-10 at the Honda Classic. Plus, he was T-3 in 2010 at Hilton Head and T-2 in 2009.

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