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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC – Keegan Bradley, Patrick Cantlay, Roberto Castro, Harris English, Davis Love III, Hunter Mahan and Geoff Ogilvy 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.
Bradley has earned three wins on the PGA TOUR. The Vermont native has carded three top-ten finishes this season, including a T4 at the Farmers Insurance Open. He will be making his second start at the Harbour Town Golf Links.
Cantlay turned pro in 2012 and earned his first victory on the Web.com Tour. He was one shot back of Adam Hadwin to finish in second place at last month’s Valspar Championship. He will be competing in the RBC Heritage for the first time.
Castro earned his second PGA TOUR victory at last year’s Wells Fargo Championship. The Georgia Tech grad will be competing in the RBC Heritage for the fourth time.
English will be making his fifth start at Harbour Town. After graduating from the University of Georgia in 2011, the Valdosta, Georgia native moved to Sea Island. He has earned two PGA TOUR victories and was on the leaderboard earlier this year when he finished tied for fourth at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
Love won his first PGA TOUR tournament since 2008 at the 2015 Wyndham Championship. The University of North Carolina graduate has earned 21 PGA TOUR victories, including five wins at Harbour Town Golf Links. The Sea Island resident was only 23 when he won his first in 1987, making him the youngest champion. The 2016 Ryder Cup captain competed at Harbour Town for 26 consecutive years before injuries forced him to sit out three of the past five years.
Mahan has carded six wins on the PGA TOUR. The Oklahoma State University grad will be making his fourth start at the RBC Heritage since turning pro in 2003.
Ogilvy has earned eight victories on the PGA TOUR including the 2006 US Open Championship. The Aussie also has earned two International wins. He will be competing in the RBC Heritage for the 11th time, having only missed the cut once in his ten previous starts.
Daily tickets and weeklong badges for this year’s tournament are on sale 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 www.rbcheritage.com.
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 www.rbcheritage.com or Facebook (RBC Heritage) and Twitter (@RBC_Heritage).
|Angela McSwain Marketing & Communications Director
Heritage Classic Foundation
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