PGA Tour Brunch | RBC Heritage R-1
@PGATourBrunch Previews Round-1 of the RBC Heritage at Harbor Town
The RBC Heritage | First Round Preview - April 14
HILTON HEAD - Will we see yet another first-time winner at this week’s RBC Heritage join a growing list of PGA Tour players securing their first wins on the circuit?
Nine players have earned their first PGA Tour victory this season, including seven in the last 11 weeks. Most recently, J.J. Spaun won the Valero Texas Open, winning on Tour for the first time in his 147th career start.
Over the years, 14 players have earned their maiden PGA Tour victory at RBC Heritage, including: Hale Irwin (1971), Graham Marsh (1977), Doug Tewell (1980), Nick Faldo (1984), Davis Love III (1987), Glen Day (1999), Jose Coceres (2001), Peter Lonard (2005), Aaron Baddeley (2006), Boo Weekley (2007), Branden Grace (2016), Wesley Bryan (2017), Satoshi Kodaira (2018), and C.T. Pan (2019).
There are 97 PGA Tour past winners scheduled to compete this week at Harbor Town, tied for second-most in an event this season (109/The PLAYERS). highlighted by six players with double-digit wins on Tour: Dustin Johnson (24), Davis Love III (21), Jim Furyk (17), Justin Thomas (14), Zach Johnson (12) and Jordan Spieth (12).
RBC Heritage | Tournament Facts:
COURSE: Harbor Town Golf Links, Hilton Head, South Carolina
ARCHITECT: Pete Dye
YARDS/PAR: 7,191 yards/Par 71
PRIZE Money/First Place Winnings: $8,000,000/$1,440,000
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Stewart Cink
PAST RESULTS: (link)
PAST CHAMPIONS: (link)
FEDEx CUP Points to Winner: 500
TV COVERAGE: The first two rounds (today and April 15) are scheduled for coverage from 3:00pm to 6:00pm (ET) on Golf Channel. Saturday and Sunday, coverage is set for 1:00pm to 3:00pm (ET) on Golf Channel and 3:00 to 6:00pm (ET) on CBS.
PGA TOUR LIVE STREAMING on ESPN+: Streaming coverage will be featured on ESPN-Plus today and Friday with Main Feed, Featured Hole and Featured Groups from 7:00am to 6:00pm (ET). Weekend times 8:30am to 6:00pm (ET), or to completion.
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: SiriusXM Radio will have live radio coverage of The RBC Heritage today and Friday from 12:00pm to 6:00pm (ET). Saturday and Sunday coverage on Sirius XM Radio runs from 1:00 to 6:00pm (ET). PGA Tour Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92 or online via PGATourCom.
How to Watch: In case of changes, visit: (PGATourCom)
RBC Heritage | The Basics:
RBC Heritage Tee Times start today at 7:10am (ET) and go to 1:40pm (ET).
Weather: Today’s forecast for the opening round is for mostly cloudy skies, temps 72-degrees with a 20% chance of rain. Humidity 72% and winds at 12 mph. Weekend (Sat and Sun) forecast includes isolated thunderstorms.
RBC Heritage Tournament Web Site: (link)
FedEx Cup Standings: (link)
PGA Tour Brunch will post before 7:00AM (ET) on Friday.
Next Week: Zurich Classic of New Orleans
RBC Heritage | Field and Tee Times:
The Field: (link)
Vijay Singh (out)
Jimmy Walker (out)
Ben Martin (in/Sponsor-Unrestricted)
Bryson Nimmer (in/Sponsor-Unrestricted)
Abraham Ancer (out)/Joseph Bradley (in)
Sebastian Munoz (out)/Matthias Schwab (in)
Tee Times: (link)
What They’re Saying:
Report Links Bubba Watson, Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood to LIV Golf (Yahoo)
DeChambeau to Undergo Surgery Today (ESPN)
C.T. Pan Promoting Mental Wellness/Health (PGATourCom)
Love Planning to Have Tiger Woods Play Role at President’s Cup (PGATourCom)
How to Watch the RBC Heritage (PGATourCom)
Sports Gambling and Daily Fantasy News:
Expert Picks for The RBC - (PGATourCom)
Sleeper Picks for The RBC - (PGATourCom)
On This Day in Golf History:
April 14, 1974 - Gary Player won his second Masters and seventh overall major title by posting a 10-under par (278) which was two shots better than Dave Stockton and Tom Weiskopf. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
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