RBC Heritage Preview

The RBC Heritage takes place at Harbour Town Golf Links

RBC Heritage

The delayed RBC Heritage takes place at Harbour Town Golf Links from June 18-21 as the PGA Tour schedule heads to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

Part of the rejigged PGA Tour season, the RBC has attracted a high class field including Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm, Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson and Bryson DeChambeau.

CT Pan is the reigning champion having won the 2019 RBC Heritage by one shot from Matt Kuchar last year.

RBC Heritage History

Known as The Heritage or Heritage Classic for much of its history since first being held in 1969, but has carried the names of Sea Pines, MCI, WorldCom, Verizon and now RBC.

Traditionally it takes place the week after the Masters at Augusta and takes place without some big names, but that is not the case in 2020 following a switch of dates due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The tournament has only ever taken place at Harbour Town Golf Links and is one of only five invitational events on the PGA Tour. The RBC Heritage has a field of 132 players rather than the normal 156.

The list of former winners includes Arnold Palmer, Hale Irwin, Johnny Miller, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Nick Faldo, Bernard Langer, Davis Love III, Greg Norman, Payne Stewart, Matt Kuchar and Jim Furyk.

RBC Heritage Course

The RBC Heritage tournament is played at Harbour Town Golf Links at Sea Pines Golf Resort, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

Harbour Town Golf Links is par-71 measuring 7099 yards and is noted for narrow fairways that are lined with pine trees with water in play on a number of holes including the closing 18th, and the Harbour Town Lighthouse a picturesque backdrop.

RBC Heritage Contenders

Daniel Berger will be bidding to follow up his playoff victory in last week’s Charles Schwab Challenge when he backs up in the RBC Heritage.

It is a stellar field set to tee it up at Harbour Town Golf Links with eight of the world’s top 10 players among the field.

That includes McIlroy, Rahm, Thomas, Koepka, and Johnson, the current top five players in the Official World Golf Rankings.

Colin Morikawa, beaten in a playoff by Berger last week at Colonial, DeChambeau, Xander Schauffele, Patrick Reed, Bubba Watson, Jason Kokrak, Gary Woodland and Sungjae Im were all in the top 10 in the Charles Schwab and will look to take that form to Hilton Head Island.

CT Pan is back to defend his title, but will need to improve on a missed cut in the Charles Schwab last weekend.