Time to Get your Plaid On

Here’s what’s happening at the 55th RBC Heritage presented by Boeing
April 3, 2023

The RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing returns to Harbour Town Golf Links this month, and the golf tournament continues to be one of the most prominent in the country.

In fact this year’s April 10-16 PGA Tour event will be one of four with an elevated purse of $20 million – and has a commitment from the Tour’s top players, including defending champion Jordan Spieth, Patrick Cantlay and Rory McIlroy.

The other three elevated events are the WM Phoenix Open, the Wells Fargo Championship and the Travelers Championship.

The RBC Heritage was chosen for several reasons including RBC’s commitment, the tournament’s position on the 2023 PGA Tour schedule, its storied history and recognizable venue. Both the field makeup of 132 players and eligibility criteria remain unchanged.

“It is a true honor to be chosen to become an elevated event on the PGA Tour,” RBC Heritage tournament director Steve Wilmot said. “Our fans and sponsors are now guaranteed to see the top players compete, and we couldn’t ask for much more than that.”

Love III named tournament chair
Also new at the Heritage is the announcement that five-time champion Davis Love III is the tournament chairman.

Traditionally, the tournament chairman is a member of the Heritage Classic Foundation, but to celebrate the 55th event, the board asked a past champion with a big connection to the No. 5, according to a news release.

Love’s duties include attending the opening ceremony and the Pro-Am Draw Party.

Love has played in the tournament a record 33 times. He was 23 years old when he won in 1987 and still holds the record for being the youngest champion. His fifth win was in 2003. On Thursday of tournament week, he will celebrate his 59th birthday.

He has earned 21 victories on the PGA Tour.

New skyboxes on the 18th

The 18th hole will feature new skyboxes. The updated double-decker skyboxes are the same ones used at the Honda Classic.

Players to Follow

Jordan Spieth. Defending champion will make his seventh start at Harbour Town

Rory McIlroy. World No. 3 has competed at Harbour Town two times.

Patrick Cantlay. Runner-up at 2022 Heritage. PGA Tour Player of the Year in 2021.

Xander Schauffele. Will compete at the Heritage for the fourth time.

Will Zalatoris.  His first PGA Tour victory was at the 2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship.

Max Homa. Has won six times on the PGA Tour since he became a member in 2014.