HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC -- Seven members of Team RBC have committed to the 51st annual RBC Heritage. South Carolina’s annual PGA TOUR event is being held April 15-21, 2019 over the famed Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Team RBC Ambassadors Dustin Johnson, Webb Simpson, Jim Furyk, Matt Kuchar, Brandt Snedeker, Graeme McDowell and Ryan Palmer, will all be competing for a chance to take home a plaid jacket.
South Carolina native Johnson joined Team RBC in 2018, and competed at the 2018 RBC Heritage for the first time since 2009. He secured three PGA TOUR victories in 2018, including the RBC Canadian Open. Johnson has earned 20 victories on the PGA TOUR since leaving Coastal Carolina University in 2007, and was named the 2016 Player of the Year. He is currently second on the World Golf Rankings.
Charlotte, North Carolina native Simpson is the newest member of Team RBC, and has a great history at the RBC Heritage. He has carded five top 20 finishes in nine starts, including a second place finish in 2013 after a losing a sudden-death playoff to fellow RBC Team member Graeme McDowell. He has earned five victories on the PGA TOUR, including the 2012 U.S. Open and the 2018 Players Championship.
Two-time champion and Team RBC ambassador Furyk served as the United States Ryder Cup Team Captain for the 42nd Ryder Cup, held at Le Golf National in 2018. He was also an assistant captain on the winning 2017 Presidents Cup team. The University of Arizona grad has won 17 PGA TOUR titles, and was the 2010 Player of the Year and FedExCup Champion. He will be making his 19th start at Harbour Town this April.
Kuchar won the 2014 RBC Heritage in dramatic style, holing a bunker shot for birdie on the 18th hole to earn a final day 64 and a one-stroke victory. It was his seventh PGA TOUR win, and helped earn him a spot on his third U.S. Ryder Cup team. Kuchar, who has been part of Team RBC since 2011, was also a member of the winning 2017 Presidents Cup team. The Sea Island, Georgia resident has competed in the RBC Heritage 15 times since turning pro in 2000. His 2019 season is off to a great start, with two wins at the Mayakoba Golf Classic and the Sony Open in Hawaii.
Snedeker earned his ninth win on the PGA TOUR at last year’s Wyndham Championship. After winning the 2011 Heritage, Snedeker secured two PGA TOUR victories in 2012, first at the Farmers Insurance Open and then at THE TOUR Championship. Those wins helped him earn the 2012 FedExCup title. He will be making his 14th start at Harbour Town Golf Links this April.
Northern Ireland’s McDowell earned his second PGA TOUR win at the 2013 RBC Heritage, where he defeated Webb Simpson in a sudden-death playoff. In 2016, he carded his third win, also in a sudden-death playoff, at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba. McDowell has eight victories on the European TOUR and will be making his tenth start at Harbour Town.
Palmer, who has been part of Team RBC since 2015, will also be making his tenth start at Harbour Town for the 2019 RBC Heritage. The Texas native has earned three victories on the PGA TOUR, and has carded two top ten finishes so far in the 2019 season.
For more information on the 51st annual RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing tournament, visit rbcheritage.com or call 843.671.2448.
About the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing
Celebrating its 51st year in 2019, the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing is the only PGA TOUR event in South Carolina. Played over the Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island since 1969, the event is set for April 15-21, 2019. The Heritage Classic Foundation, general tournament sponsor, distributes the proceeds from the tournament to hundreds of nonprofit organizations. Since it was founded as a 501 (c)(3) in 1987, the Foundation has distributed $41 million to people in need. For information on how to "Get Your Plaid On!” call 843.671.2448, visit www.rbcheritage.com or Facebook (RBC Heritage) and Twitter (@RBC_Heritage).