RBC Heritage: Sleepers

By Carl Conrad
Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports

With the way the 2013 PGA Tour season has played out thus far, there is essentially no result that could shock me. Due to that fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if one or two unexpected golfers get themselves into contention over the weekend at the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links.

Despite the field being littered with the many of the top golfers in the world, there certainly some lesser known players that have a fighter’s chance this week. Most people are giving Jason Dufner, Luke Donald, Brandt Snedeker, Matt Kuchar or someone else on their level the nod at Hilton Head.

Don’t sleep on Ted Potter Jr., though. He played well at the beginning of the season with three consecutive top 25 finishes. Potter has cooled off lately, to say the least, having missed four consecutive cuts. He didn’t play badly in most of those even though he didn’t score enough to make the cut. Potter is currently ranked 14th in strokes gained – putting and 11th in driving accuracy. Those are two stats that are going to serve him well at a tight track this week.

Erik Compton may be suffering from the out of sight, out of mind syndrome. He withdrew three weeks ago at the Shell Houston Open because of an illness and hasn’t played since. Before he was stricken with the illness, however, Compton had finished inside the top 30 in four consecutive events, including a tie for fourth at The Honda Classic. He currently ranks 35th in scoring average, 33rd in holes per eagle and 36th in greens in regulation. If he can keep giving himself scoring chances this week and isn’t too rusty, he could be in the mix.

Carl Conrad is the Senior Golf Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter or add him to your network on Google.

You May Also Like