This article is part of our PGA Tour Stats Review series.
The collective exhale that is the week after the Masters is this week's RBC Heritage at Hilton Head, the first major sporting event back on the island after Hurricane Matthew. Although there was damage and some loss of trees, there was minimal direct impact on the golf course and tournament play itself, which means that the Harbour Town Golf Links Pete Dye design you've come to recognize – and where accuracy is a premium – will stay the same. Here's our stats thread.
You have to hit fairways at Hilton Head or you'll be blocked out and not have the right angles to hit the greens. Yes the greens are small, but the focus must be on your tee shots, not the greens. You can make up for a bad approach shot; you can't for a bad tee shot. Here are the driving accuracy leaders in the field this week:
Brian Stuard - 74.09 percent
Francesco Molinari - 72.90
Martin Kaymer - 72.14
Jim Furyk - 71.92
William McGirt - 71.40
Our recommendations this week are Molinari and Furyk. Yes, McGirt contended for a while last week, and if you believe in positive vibes you can pick him, but I believe the more reliable picks are Molinari and Furyk.
Molinari has had a sneaky good season, finishing T12 at the CareerBuilder, T14 at Torrey Pines, T14 at Honda, T20 in Mexico and T7 at Bay Hill in 2017 alone. He finished T33 at Augusta and ranks second in