What: RBC Heritage
When: April 15 – April 21
Where: Hilton Head Island, SC
Purse: $5.8 million.
Winning Share: $1,044,000
FedExCup Points: 500
View The Official Field Here
Course Designers: Jack Nicklaus(the first one he designed) and Pete Dye
Champion: Carl Pettersson
What It Online: http://stream.golfchannel.com/?pid=24&referrer=http://www.golfchannel.com/
Live Leaderboard: http://www.pgatour.com/leaderboard.html
TV Schedule (Initial Airings)
Thursday: The Golf Channel 3-6pm ET
Friday: The Golf Channel 3-6pm ET
Saturday: The Golf Channel 1-2:30pm ET, CBS Sports 3-6pm ET
Sunday: The Golf Channel 1-2:30pm ET, CBS Sports 3-6pm ET
Radio Schedule (Sirius/XM Satellite Radio Channel 146)
Thursday-Sunday 12-6 p.m.
This par 71 course is one of the shortest tracks on Tour measuring just 7,101 yards. Golficity describes the RBC Heritage as a “shot-maker’s paradise”. It’s tight fairways and small greens favor ball strikers with superior accuracy. Due to it’s lack of length, driving distance becomes almost irrelevant. Last year the average driving distance was just 277.8 yards and the fairways-hit percentage of 64.94 was its lowest in recorded history.
This is a strong field competing to win this year. It includes 10 of the top-25 players in the world and 14 in the top-25 of the final leaderboard at the Masters. Carl Petterson won last year and will surely be looking to add another Heritage win and join the few who have won here in consecutive years such as Payne Stewart in 1989-90, Davis Love III 1991-92, and Boo Weekley in 2007-08.
Make sure to watch 2011 Heritage champ, Brandt Snedeker. He has been out for a while with a rib injury, but performed well last week at Augusta finishing 6th. His consistent ball striking should be useful on this short course. Be wary of betting on those who were close to winning the Masters though – Snedeker, Jason Day, Matt Kuchar, and Marc Leishman. There pressure, both mental and physical, of winning the Masters will surely exhaust those who were close. Though I still favor Snedeker, these guys won’t be at their peak.
Check Out These RBC Heritage Signature Moments By Golficity!