The first round of players have begun to announce their commitments to play in the 51st RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing, and the initial wave includes a pair of rising international stars and one of the top 10 players in the world.
Xander Schauffele — ranked seventh in the Official World Golf Rankings — is the first top-10 player to commit to this year’s event, which will be played from April 15-21 at Harbour Town Golf Links. Schauffele already has claimed victories at the 2019 WGC–HSBC Champions and the Sentry Tournament of Champions. He joined the PGA Tour in 2017 and earned his first two wins as a rookie, including the Tour Championship. The California native will be competing at Harbour Town for the second time.
Englishman Tommy Fleetwood, currently ranked 14th in the Official World Golf Rankings, will make his first start at Harbour Town. Fleetwood has carded five international victories and has made a name for himself as a regular contender in major championships. Fleetwood joined the PGA Tour in 2018 and gained attention by carding six top-10 finishes, including second place at the U.S. Open.
South Korean Si Woo Kim will make his third start at Harbour Town after carding a runner-up finish last year when he lost to Japan’s Satoshi Kodaira on the third playoff hole. Kim is ranked 52nd in the Official World Golf Rankings and has earned two wins on the PGA Tour. In 2012, Kim was the youngest player to graduate from the PGA Tour’s qualifying school at age 17, and in 2017 he became the youngest winner of the Players Championship at 21. He has already earned three top-10 finishes in the 2019 season.
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