3 More Past Champs Returning To RBC Heritage

Three more past champions will try to add another tartan jacket to their closet next month.

Stewart Cink, Brian Gay, and Davis Love III all have committed to play in the 51st RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing from April 15-21 at Harbour Town Golf Links.

They will join a field that includes defending champion Satoshi Kodaira and Team RBC ambassadors and past champions Jim Furyk, Matt Kuchar, Graeme McDowell and Brandt Snedeker, as well as Team RBC ambassadors Dustin Johnson and Webb Simpson. 

Cink is a two-time RBC Heritage champion, winning in his first start at Harbour Town in 2000 and again in 2004. He has earned four additional titles on the PGA Tour, including the 2009 British Open. In 2017, he was named the winner of the Payne Stewart Award, which is presented annually to a professional golfer who best exemplifies Stewart’s steadfast values of character, charity and sportsmanship. He will be making his 20th consecutive start at Harbour Town.

Gay won the 2009 RBC Heritage by a record 10 strokes, topping Love’s seven-stroke win in 1998. His 20-under 264 total broke Loren Roberts’ previous tournament scoring record of 19-under in 1996. He has won four times on the PGA Tour and will be making his 19th start at Harbour Town.

Love has earned 21 PGA Tour victories, including a record five wins at Harbour Town. The Sea Island, Georgia, resident and University of North Carolina graduate was only 23 when he won his first Heritage in 1987, making him the youngest champion. The 2016 Ryder Cup captain and World Golf Hall of Famer will be celebrating his 31st start at the RBC Heritage. In 2018, he competed against his son Dru, making the Love family the first to have three generations compete at Harbour Town — Davis Love Jr. played in 1969 and 1970.

For more information on the 51st annual RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing, visit rbcheritage.com or call 843.671.2448.

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