Another eight of the world’s top golfers have joined a strong field that is taking shape for next week’s RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing on Hilton Head Island.
RBC Ambassadors Webb Simpson and Matt Kuchar will be competing for a chance to take home the tartan jacket along with stars Patrick Cantlay, Tony Finau, Rickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose and Xander Schauffele. The field will be finalized at 5 p.m. Friday, and more big names are expected to join the list of players who will tee it up at Harbour Town Golf Links from June 18-21.
Simpson earned his sixth PGA Tour victory at the 2020 Waste Management Phoenix Open. The Charlotte, North Carolina, native birdied the 18th hole to beat Finau on the first playoff hole. His other PGA Tour victories include the 2012 U.S. Open and the 2018 Players Championship. Simpson joined Team RBC in 2019 and has a great history at the RBC Heritage, where he has carded six top-20 finishes in 10 starts, including a runner-up showing in 2013 after losing a sudden-death playoff to fellow Team RBC ambassador Graeme McDowell. He is ranked ninth in the Official World Golf Rankings.
Kuchar won the 2014 RBC Heritage in dramatic style, holing a bunker shot for birdie on the 18th hole to earn a final day 64 and a one-stroke victory. Kuchar, who has been part of Team RBC since 2011, earned a runner-up finish at the 2019 RBC Heritage, falling by one stroke to C.T. Pan after a final round of 4-under 67. The Sea Island, Georgia, resident has competed in the RBC Heritage 16 times since turning pro in 2000. He carded his eight and ninth PGA Tour victories during the 2019 season. Kuchar is ranked 17th in the OWGR.
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Cantlay has carded two wins on the PGA Tour and has earned two top-five finishes in the 2020 season. The Long Beach, California, native has competed for the past three years at the RBC Heritage and has finished in the top-10 each time. Cantlay is ranked seventh in the OWGR
Finau has earned one victory on the PGA Tour and has three top-10 finishes during the 2020 season. He held a one-stroke lead going into the final round of the Waste Management Open but lost to Simpson in a playoff. The Salt Lake City, Utah, native is ranked 16th in the OWGR and is making his third start at Harbour Town Golf Links.
Fowler hasn’t competed at Harbour Town since 2012, but his first start was as an amateur in 2008, thanks to winning the previous year’s Players Amateur in Bluffton. The California native has earned five victories since joining the PGA Tour in 2010. Fowler is ranked 27th on the OWGR.
Garcia has earned 10 wins on the PGA Tour, including the 2017 Masters. The Spaniard, who now calls Switzerland home, has also carded 20 international victories. He will be making his fourth start at the RBC Heritage, his first since 2010. Garcia is ranked 38th in the OWGR.
Rose has earned 10 victories on the PGA Tour, including the 2013 U.S. Open. The Englishman also has 12 international wins. He made history when he became golf’s first Olympic champion since 1904 at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. He also recorded the first hole-in-one in the Olympics. Rose is ranked 14th in the OWGR and will be making his fifth start at the RBC Heritage.
Schauffele’s 2020 season got off to a strong start with three top-10s, including two second-place playoff finishes. The California native has carded four PGA Tour victories and is ranked 12th in the OWGR. He will be making his third consecutive start at Harbour Town.
For more information on the 52nd annual RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing tournament, visit rbcheritage.com or call 843.671.2448. Make sure to tune in to watch all the golf action on The Golf Channel and CBS Sports.
The Golf Channel: June 18-19, 3-6 p.m.; June 20-21, 1-2:30 p.m.
CBS Sports: June 20- 21, 3-6 p.m.