Tuesday is always a very interesting day at the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing . Some people describe watching the pros practice as “watching paint dry”.
I’ve always looked at a practice day as a day to learn things and everybody is loose and very approachable.
We had a chance to ask several caddies and some touring pros their thoughts on the tournament and the course conditions following hurricane Matthew.
First and foremost Hurricane Matthew was the 10th most disastrous storm in US history.
The Harbour Town Golf Links itself lost HUNDREDS of trees and sustained loads of other damage.
Going around the course today it looked as if nothing had happened. It is amazing how John Farrell and his staff got it back to its current state.
EVERY caddy and pro said exactly the same thing to me…..” Harbour Town golf links, is in the finest condition it has ever been in!!
The pros and caddies I spoke with today said there is “money” out there. What they mean is the perfect golf course, perfect weather, etc.= a chance to score low and to take home a big check at the end of the week.
I spoke to Kevin Na at length today about his feelings about the Island and this tournament.
Kevin said this is his favorite tournament because you don’t have to be the biggest guy or longest hitter to score here.
This golf course rewards the shot maker who can keep the ball in the fairways and hit greens.
Possibly the smallest greens on the tour reward a lot of the players with one putt and hopefully a lot of birdies!
Kevin said he first played here in 2004 and fell in love with Hilton Head Island I immediately.
He plans to return every year and hopes one day to wear the Tartan plaid jacket the winner receives.
Everyone seems anxious to get the tournament underway, but no one is more anxious than Kevin Na.
The Coca-Cola children’s putting clinic was held today at 3:00 and several of the pros volunteered to help the kids learn how to putt.
The kids got prizes and there were more smiles than I can count!
Tomorrow is the BIG Pro-Am and I will be there covering it.
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