PGA Tour event returns to Harbour Town with a few changes.
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The 53rd annual RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing is set for April 12-18 at Harbour Town Golf Links. With the ongoing pandemic, several health and safety precautions will be put into place in order to provide an environment that prioritizes everyone’s health. This means that the tournament will operate a bit differently this year.
-Upon entry, guests will be required to have their temperature taken and complete a Covid-19-related questionnaire.
-Contactless ticket entry will be implemented. Will Call will not be available in order to minimize interaction.
-The usual skyboxes and private hospitality venues will be replaced with open-air villages and concession areas.
-Permanent and temporary structures will be sanitized daily. Masks and social distancing will be mandatory.
-There will be First Aid tents to assist guests who begin to feel ill or who develop symptoms after arriving.
Get a ticket
There will be fewer spectators allowed, which has led to a unique ticket-buying experience. The Heritage Classic Foundation is working with the tournament’s official sponsors first and then will open sales to past ticket buyers. Here are the ticket types and prices.
Wednesday Ticket, $20
Offers ground access on Wednesday to enjoy the RBC Heritage Pro-Am.
Plaid Pass, $150
Offers one-day access to the tournament grounds and on-course concession stands. Available for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Sponsor Village Ticket, $300
Offers one-day access to the tournament grounds plus entrance to the Sponsor Village, an exclusive area between the 17th and 18th tee that includes video board, complimentary food and beverage, and socially distanced bleacher seating. Available for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Youth Ticket, Free
Children aged 15 and under are admitted for free with a ticketed adult. Up to four youth tickets can be reserved with each adult ticket purchased.
VIP Parking, $25
Located inside Sea Pines with shuttles providing transportation to Harbour Town.
Pro-am spot, $3,500-$7,000
Get to know PGA Tour professionals and play side-by-side with some of the world’s best athletes. Available Monday or Wednesday.
Players to watch
©Photos by Arno Dimmling
Johnson has earned 24 victories on the PGA Tour since leaving Coastal Carolina University in 2007. He earned his second major championship at the 2020 Masters. He won the FedExCup for the first time in 2020 and is currently ranked 1st on the Official World Golf Rankings.
Furyk, a two-time champion, will be making his 21st start at Harbour Town. Furyk served as the United States Ryder Cup Team captain for the 42nd Ryder Cup in 2018 and was an assistant captain on the winning 2017 Presidents Cup team. He is often near the top of the Heritage leaderboard.
Simpson earned his seventh PGA Tour victory at the 2020 RBC Heritage held last June. In his previous ten starts at Harbour Town, he carded six top-20 finishes, including a second-place finish in 2013 after a losing a sudden-death playoff to fellow Team RBC ambassador Graeme McDowell.
Northern Ireland’s McDowell earned his second PGA Tour win at the 2013 RBC Heritage, where he defeated Webb Simpson in a sudden-death playoff. In 2019 he carded his fourth win at the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship. McDowell has 10 victories on the European Tour and will be making his 11th start at Harbour Town this year.
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. He earned a runner-up finish at the 2019 RBC Heritage, falling by one stroke to C.T. Pan. The Sea Island, Georgia, resident has competed in the RBC Heritage 17 times since turning pro in 2000.
Snedeker earned his ninth win on the PGA Tour at the 2018 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 FedEx Cup title. He will be making his 15th start at Harbour Town.