The PGA Tour is back in action this week with the RBC Heritage at the Harbour Town Golf Links in South Carolina. The defending champion is Jim Furyk, however he won’t be playing because of injury. Bryson DeChambeau will be making his professional debut after turning pro following the Masters.
The field is pretty decent this week as world #1 Jason Day will be included in the mix. Day will be paired with Brandt Snedeker and Bill Haas for the first two rounds.
Here are some facts about the tournament taken from rbcheritage.com.
Purse: $5.9 million.
History: 48th event.
Harbour Town Golf Links was designed by Pete Dye, in consultation with Jack Nicklaus, in the fall of 1969. An incredible number of past champions such as Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo, Hale Irwin, Bernhard Langer, Johnny Miller, Greg Norman, Nick Price, Tom Watson and the late Payne Stewart have become enshrined in the World Golf Hall of Fame.
The Golf Channel Thursday – Friday, 3:00 – 6:00 pm, ET
Saturday – Sunday, 1:00 – 2:30 pm, ET
CBS Sports Saturday – Sunday, 3:00 – 6:00 pm, ET
As for the course itself, players will need to be extremely accurate off the tee and with their approach shots. Harbour Town Golf Links is known to have some of the smallest greens on Tour and the wind can wreak havoc at times.
Quotes from the Pros
“It’s one of the neatest golf courses you’ll play because it’s not 7,000 yards. It ain’t one of those golf courses that just sets up for the big hitters. You’ve got to work your golf ball around here.”
“I love the (Heritage) golf course. It’s a lot different than anything we play for the majority of the year, but I think a lot of players like this place. It’s definitely a place that I definitely want to keep coming back to. I’ll just do a better job of scheduling so it fits in the right way.”
-Charles Howell III