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Known to many as the Heritage Classic, it is one the five PGA Tour “invitational” events.  It was created in 1969 and  has been held at the Harbour Town Golf Links at the Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.  Since 1972, the first two rounds are played on both the Harbour Town Golf Links and the Ocean course at Sea Pines, with the final two rounds held at Harbour Town.  Since 1983, the tournament is played directly after the Masters Tournament.

For 23 years (1987-2010) the main tournament sponsor had been MCI/Verizon.  In 2012, the Royal Bank of Canada took over sponsorship for a four year deal.  The tournament however is run by the Heritage Classic Foundation.    This Foundation distributes the revenue produced by tournament to a wide variety of charitable organizations, universities, and medical institutions.

The current purse for this tournament is set at 5.8 million with the winner walking away with 1.04 million, 500 fed cup ex points and the “Heritage” Plaid Tartan jacket.

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2011 Champion Brandt Snedeker sporting the infamous “Heritage” Plaid  Tartan Jacket

 

COURSE INFORMATION:

Hole 18 Harbour Town

Harbour Town Golf Links

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Par : 71

Length: 7,101 yards

DID YOU KNOW?

  • It is South Carolina’s only PGA Tournament.
  • Arnold Palmer became the tournament’s first champion in 1969
  • The oldest champion was Hale Irwin in 1994 at age 48
  • The youngest champion was Davis Love III at age 23

 

NOTABLE RECORDS?

  • MOST WINS: Davis Love III (5)
  • AGGREGATE SCORE: 264, Brian Gay

WINNERS:

RBC Heritage
Year Winner Final Score Earnings ($)
2014 1,044,000
2013 Graeme McDowell −9 1,044,000
2012 Carl Pettersson −14 1,026,000
The Heritage
2011 Brandt Snedeker −12 1,026,000
Verizon Heritage
2010 Jim Furyk −13 1,026,000
2009 Brian Gay −20 1,026,000
2008 Boo Weekley −15 990,000
2007 Boo Weekley −14 972,000
2006 Aaron Baddeley −15 954,000
MCI Heritage
2005 Peter Lonard −7 936,000
2004 Stewart Cink −10 864,000
2003 Davis Love III −13 810,000
WorldCom Classic – The Heritage of Golf
2002 Justin Leonard −14 720,000
2001 José Cóceres −11 630,000
MCI Classic
2000 Stewart Cink −14 540,000
1999 Glen Day −10 450,000
1998 Davis Love III (4) −18 342,000
1997 Nick Price −15 270,000
1996 Loren Roberts −19 252,000
1995 Bob Tway −9 234,000
MCI Heritage Golf Classic
1994 Hale Irwin −18 225,000
1993 David Edwards −11 202,500
1992 Davis Love III −15 180,000
1991 Davis Love III −13 180,000
1990 Payne Stewart −8 180,000
1989 Payne Stewart −16 144,000
1988 Greg Norman −13 126,000
1987 Davis Love III −13 117,000
Sea Pines Heritage
1986 Fuzzy Zoeller −8 81,000
1985 Bernhard Langer −11 72,000
1984 Nick Faldo −14 72,000
1983 Fuzzy Zoeller −9 63,000
1982 Tom Watson −4 54,000
1981 Bill Rogers −6 54,000
1980 Doug Tewell −4 54,000
Sea Pines Heritage Classic
1979 Tom Watson −14 54,000
Heritage Classic
1978 Hubert Green −7 45,000
1977 Graham Marsh −11 45,000
Sea Pines Heritage Classic
1976 Hubert Green −10 43,000
1975 Jack Nicklaus −13 40,000
1974 Johnny Miller −8 40,000
1973 Hale Irwin −12 30,000
1972 Johnny Miller −4 25,000
1971 Hale Irwin −5 22,000
Heritage Golf Classic
1970 Bob Goalby −4 20,000
1969 Arnold Palmer −1 20,000

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