In honor of the 50th anniversary of the RBC Heritage, professional golfers Dustin Johnson and Sam Saunders will try out vintage golf clubs and balls similar to the ones used in the inaugural tournament.
The rain on Monday foiled the tradition of the defending champion hitting a shot into Calibogue Sound using a vintage golf club, but the special event at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday on the Harbour Town Golf Links driving range will stand in as an homage to the tournament’s history.
Johnson, the world’s top-ranked player, is a South Carolina native and Team RBC ambassador who is playing in the Heritage for the first time since 2009. Saunders is the grandson of legendary golfer Arnold Palmer, who won the first Heritage in 1969.
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