HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Francesco Molinari, Shane Lowry and past RBC Heritage champion Branden Grace have all committed to compete in the 51st RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing. South Carolina’s only PGA TOUR event is taking place April 15-21, 2019 on Hilton Head Island.
They will join a field that includes defending champion Satoshi Kodaira and Team RBC Ambassadors Dustin Johnson and Webb Simpson. Team RBC Ambassadors and past champions Jim Furyk, Matt Kuchar, Graeme McDowell and Brandt Snedeker are also vying for a chance to win another Tartan jacket.
Molinari is #7 in the Official World Golf Rankings. The Italian earned his third PGA TOUR win at this year’s Arnold Palmer Invitational. The win was highlighted by a 43-foot, 9-inch birdie putt on the 72nd hole, to win by two strokes over 54-hole leader Matthew Fitzpatrick. He claimed his first major at the 2018 Open Championship at Carnoustie and has also carded five international wins. The 36-year old will be making his fifth start at the RBC Heritage.
Lowry is #49 in the Official World Golf Rankings. The Irishman has earned one PGA TOUR victory and three International wins. The 31-year old will be competing at Harbour Town for the second time.
Grace is #43 in the Official World Golf Rankings. The South African has eleven International wins and earned his first PGA TOUR victory at the 2016 RBC Heritage. He also carded a T7 and T11 in his other 2 starts at Harbour Town. The 30 year old has two top ten finishes this season including a second place finish at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
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).