The RBC Heritage golf tournament is one of the highlights on the PGA Tour calendar and has been held in the picturesque community of Hilton Head Island, S.C., since its inception in 1969. During that time period, Sea Pines golf course designer Charles Fraser thought it would be a novel idea to hold a professional tournament dubbed the Heritage Classic in the area at the newly constructed Harbour Town Golf Links. Unfortunately, few people in the golfing world knew where to find Hilton Head Island on a map, so initially the event planners had dim hopes of their event succeeding.
The humble Heritage Classic has grown by leaps and bounds from those early days, originally featuring a purse of $200,000, which has now grown to $5.7 million. The Royal Bank of Canada obtained the sponsorship rights to the tournament in 2011, and the event now attracts more than 100,000 spectators each year. The RBC Heritage is one of only five "invitational" tournaments on the PGA Tour, which helps to reduce the field from around 150 competitors to 130, which means that the event does not offer open qualifying and golfers can hit the links as soon as the RBC Heritage gets underway. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for RBC Heritage Tickets.
2016 RBC Heritage at Harbor Town Golf Links
The RBC Heritage has been played at Harbour Town Golf Links since it was founded in 1969, making it one of the longest running tournaments at a single course in North American Golf. The course is often considered one of the top golf destinations in the United States, and is located on the beautiful Hilton Head island. The course's most famous feature is the par-4 18th hole that overlooks Calibogue Sound. Harbor Town Golf Links is a destination in itself but when combined with some of hte worlds top pros at the RBC Heritage, the event is one of the best on the PGA Calandar.
RBC Heritage Event Guide
What day should I purchase tickets for?
Each day of the RBC Heritage offers fans and spectators something unique. The two practice rounds lets you get a glimpse of the strategy and form of your favorite players, while also getting to walk to ground uninhibited. The RBC Heritage Pro-Am event is full of some of the up and coming names on the PGA Tour. The four tournament days at the RBC Heritage are always packed with action, with a champion being crowned on the tournament's final day.
Who will be in the field for the RBC Heritage?
Many of the PGA tour’s top players are in the field every year, and some of golf’s best have been crowned champion. Just a few of the big names to win the RBC Heritage are Davis Love III, Tom Watson, Jack Nicklaus, and Arnold Palmer.