HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Matthew Fitzpatrick, Eddie Pepperell and Matt Wallace have all committed to 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.
Fitzpatrick is #35 in the Official World Golf Rankings. The Sheffield native was runner-up at this season’s Arnold Palmer Invitational after holding a one-shot 54-hole lead. The second place finished qualified him for special temporary membership on the PGA TOUR for the second consecutive season. The 24-year-old will be making his fifth start at Harbour Town Golf Links.
Pepperell is #40 in the Official World Golf Rankings. The 28-year-old caught the golf world’s attention at this season’s THE PLAYERS Championship, when he closed with seven birdies in his last 12 holes to finish T3, just two shots behind winner Rory McIlroy. The Oxfordshire native has three international victories and will be competing in the RBC Heritage for the first time.
Wallace is #36 in the Official World Golf Rankings. The London resident is also 28-years-old and has earned four International victories. He has carded one top ten finish this season and will be making his first start at Harbour Town Golf Links.
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).