Dustin Johnson, Fellow RBC Ambassadors Commit To Heritage

Seven members of Team RBC — including South Carolina native Dustin Johnson — have committed to play in the 51st annual RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing from April 15-21 at Harbour Town Golf Links.

Team RBC ambassadors Johnson, Webb Simpson, Jim Furyk, Matt Kuchar, Brandt Snedeker, Graeme McDowell and Ryan Palmer will all be competing for a chance to take home a tartan jacket — or in the case of Furyk, Kuchar, Snedeker, and McDowell … another one.

Johnson joined Team RBC in 2018 and last year competed at the RBC Heritage for the first time since 2009. He secured three PGA Tour victories in 2018, including the RBC Canadian Open. Johnson has earned 20 victories on the PGA Tour since leaving Coastal Carolina University in 2007 and was named the 2016 PGA Tour Player of the Year. He is currently second in the Official World Golf Rankings.

Simpson, a native of Charlotte, North Carolina, is the newest member of Team RBC and has a great history at the RBC Heritage. He has carded five top-20 finishes in nine starts, including a second-place finish in 2013 after a losing a sudden-death playoff to fellow RBC Team member McDowell.  He has earned five victories on the PGA Tour, including the 2012 U.S. Open and the 2018 Players Championship.

Two-time Heritage champion Furyk served as the United States Ryder Cup captain for the 42nd Ryder Cup and was an assistant captain on the winning 2017 Presidents Cup team. The University of Arizona grad has won 17 PGA Tour titles, and was the 2010 Player of the Year and FedExCup Champion. He will be making his 19th start at Harbour Town.

Kuchar won the 2014 RBC Heritage in dramatic style, holing a bunker shot for birdie on the 18th hole to earn a final-round 64 and a one-stroke victory. It was his seventh PGA Tour win and helped earn him a spot on his third U.S. Ryder Cup team.  Kuchar, who has been part of Team RBC since 2011, was also a member of the winning 2017 Presidents Cup team. The Sea Island, Georgia, resident has competed in the RBC Heritage 15 times since turning pro in 2000. His 2019 season is off to a great start, with wins at the Mayakoba Golf Classic and the Sony Open in Hawaii.

Snedeker earned his ninth win on the PGA Tour at last year’s Wyndham Championship. After winning the 2011 Heritage, Snedeker secured two PGA Tour victories in 2012, first at the Farmers Insurance Open and then at the Tour Championship. Those wins helped him earn the 2012 FedExCup title. He will be making his 14th start at Harbour Town.

Northern Ireland’s McDowell earned his second PGA Tour win at the 2013 RBC Heritage, where he defeated Simpson in a sudden-death playoff. In 2016, he carded his third win, also in a sudden-death playoff, at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba. McDowell has eight victories on the European Tour and will be making his 10th start at Harbour Town.

Palmer, who has been part of Team RBC since 2015, will also be making his 10th start at Harbour Town for the 2019 RBC Heritage. The Texas native has earned three victories on the PGA Tour, and has carded two top-10 finishes so far in the 2019 season.

For more information on the 51st annual RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing tournament, visit rbcheritage.com or call 843-671-2448.

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