RBC Heritage Open

RBC Heritage Open 2018 Live in Online. RBC Heritage Open, famous for its long history as a classic heritage or simply heritage, is an event at the PGA Tour in South Carolina and played for the first time in 49 years in 1969. [2] Currently played in mid-April, a week after the Masters in Augusta, Georgia.

The place is Harbor Town Golf Links at Sea Bains Resort on Hilton Head Island. The Harbor Town course, which has appeared frequently on many of the “best courses” lists, was designed by architect Pete Dye with the assistance of Jack Nicklos. In 1972, the first two rounds were played at Harbor Town Golf Course and Ocean Circle in Sea Pines, with the last two rounds in Harbor Town.

There’s no other week like the Masters, but except for the relative proximity of the two courses, the RBC Heritage is about as opposite as it gets. From the sea air blowing in off the Calibogue Sound to the faint sounds of laughter and clinking glasses from the nearby Quarterdeck, this is one of the few weeks on the PGA Tour that can feel like more of a vacation than a job for tournament competitors.

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Jordan Spieth was the last Masters champion to make the trip from Augusta to Hilton Head — granted, he spent a few days in New York City in between — and he spoke that week about why he honored the commitment.

There are 34 players this week who will enjoy the contrast between these two events. For each of them, Hilton Head will serve — perhaps quite literally — as a breath of fresh air. It’ll give them a chance to relax and play stress-free golf after tiptoeing around Augusta. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that four of the past five winners at Harbour Town played the Masters one week earlier.

Looking back at the winners at Harbour Town, it’s pretty clear the type of player who has success on this track.

Jim Furyk and Boo Weekley have won twice, while Matt Kuchar, Graeme McDowell, Branden Grace, Wesley Bryan, Brandt Snedeker and Brian Gay have all taken down this tournament in the last decade. Also, Luke Donald may have the best history of anyone on this course, with seven top-three finishes despite not ever winning.

There’s not a bomber in the bunch, and for good reason. Harbour Town is a par-71 checking in at 7,100 yards, so it’s one of the shorter courses on tour. It’s also a difficult course to use driver and routinely ranks near the bottom in average driving distance. It also has the smallest greens on tour.

Basically, we’re looking for guys who can keep the ball in play off the tee and stick their irons. Because of the small greens, everyone is going to miss a few more iron shots than they’re used to, so I’m looking at scrambling and putting a little more than I would during the average week.