Four More Top-50 Players Commit To RBC Heritage

The expected field for the 51st annual RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing has gained four more players ranked in the top 50 in the Official World Golf Rankings, the tournament announced Wednesday. 

Billy Horschel, Charles Howell III, Louis Oosthuizen and Cameron Smith have all committed to compete in South Carolina’s only PGA Tour event from April 15-21 at Harbour Town Golf Links.  

They join a field that already includes defending champion Satoshi Kodaira and Team RBC Ambassadors Dustin Johnson and Webb Simpson. Team RBC Ambassadors and past champions Jim Furyk, Matt Kuchar, Graeme McDowell and Brandt Snedeker are also vying for a chance to win another tartan jacket.

Horschel is No. 39 in the Official World Golf Rankings. The Florida native has carded five PGA Tour victories, including last season’s Zurich Classic. The Florida native made history in 2014, executing one of the best closing stretches in PGA Tour history and was rewarded with the FedExCup trophy. The University of Florida graduate will be competing in his seventh RBC Heritage after tying for fifth in 2018.

Howell is No. 47 in the Official World Golf Rankings. The Augusta, Georgia, native has earned three wins on the PGA Tour. His 2019 season is off to a great start, as he has carded four top-10 finishes and a win at The RSM Classic in Sea Island, Georgia. He will be competing at Harbour Town for the 14th time.

Oosthuizen is No. 25 in the Official World Golf Rankings.  The South African turned pro in 2002 and his one PGA Tour victory came at the 2010 Open Championship.  Oosthuizen has carded 13 international wins. He will be making his second start at Harbour Town after tying for seventh in 2015.

Smith is No. 28 in the Official World Golf Rankings. The Australian has earned one win on the PGA Tour and two international victories. The 25-year-old joined the PGA Tour in 2015 and has had three top-10 finishes this season. He will be making his fourth start at the RBC Heritage.

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

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