HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC – Rafa Cabrera Bello and Hideto Tanihara have committed to play in the 49th annual RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing. South Carolina’s only PGA TOUR event is being held April 10-16, 2017 over the famed Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island, S.C.

Previous commitments include past champions Stewart Cink, Jim Furyk, Branden Grace, Matt Kuchar, Graeme McDowell, Brandt Snedeker and Boo Weekley. Fan favorites including Luke Donald, Jason Dufner, Ernie Els, Louis Oosthuizen, Ian Poulter and Webb Simpson are also scheduled to compete for a share of the $6.5 million purse.

Cabrera Bello is #26 in the World Golf Ranking. The Spaniard has earned four International victories since turning pro in 2005. He also represented Spain in the 2016 Olympics and finished tied for 5th.

Tanihara is #48 in the World Golf Ranking. The Japanese native turned pro in 2000 and has earned 13 International victories. He made the PGA TOUR leaderboard earlier this month when he finished fourth at the WGC – Dell Technologies Match Play.

Daily tickets and weeklong badges for this year’s tournament are on sale online at or by calling the tournament office at (843) 671-2448 until March 31st. On April 1st, tickets must be purchased at the Hilton Head Island Chamber of Commerce office or at the Will Call/Ticket trailer located in the Harbour Town Golf Links parking lot. For hours of operation visit

About the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing

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 celebrating its 49th year April 10-16, 2017. 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 donated $35 million to people in need. For information on how to "Get Your Plaid On!” call 843.671.2448, visit or Facebook (RBC Heritage) and Twitter (@RBC_Heritage).