Previewing the PGA Tour’s RBC Heritage Tournament

The Masters is now behind us and it is time for golfers to return their focus to the heart of the PGA Tour season. The US Open is now less than two months away and there is no shortage of big tournaments between now and then, starting this week with the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town.

The par 71 course was designed by Pete Dye and brings a Scottish feel to the United States. While the tournament takes place just one week after the Masters, it still features some of the top golfers in the game, including several tour pros that had a shot at winning the green jacket on Sunday. Here is a look at some of the golfers competing in this weekend’s event.

Golf2-1Luke Donald has had a lot of success at Harbour Town. From 2009-2011, the Bears Club resident has two second and a third place finish and is coming off a top 25 finish at Augusta last week. Ernie Els has not had a lot of recent success at the RBC Heritage, missing the cut the last two times he has played the event. The Jupiter resident has gotten off to a good start in 2013 though. He tied for 13th at Augusta last weekend, his best finish on the year. He also led the tournament in both putting and par-5 scoring and is sure to be a favorite this week.

This weekend’s event features the 36-hole and 54-hole leaders at the Masters as well. Jason Day held the lead at Augusta heading into the weekend at Augusta. He even regained the lead briefly on the back nine on Sunday. He ended up finishing third and history says he will have more success this weekend. In 2011, Day was the Masters runner up and came to Harbour Town to record a top ten finish. Brandt Snedeker took the lead into Sunday at Augusta before settling for a sixth place finish. Traditionally he has had success at Harbour Town, including a victory at the event in 2011. Both he and Day will be co-favorites heading into the weekend.

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