Featured Groups: RBC Heritage
April 16, 2019
By Staff, PGATOUR.COM
- April 16, 2019
Inside the PGA TOUR
RBC Heritage preview
From green jacket to plaid jacket.
As the golfing world still basks in all the feels of a Tiger Woods win at the Masters the PGA TOUR continues down the road at Hilton Head with plenty of stars wanting to get their names back in the headlines.
The RBC Heritage at the famous Harbour Town Golf Links has long rewarded precision over power, creating some old school excitement.
Plenty of players are looking to take some momentum from Augusta National while others are happy to have a new week to start again.
Here’s a look at some of the Featured Groups (FedExCup ranking in parenthesis).
HOW TO FOLLOW
TELEVISION: Thursday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. ET (Golf Channel). Saturday-Sunday, 1-2:45 p.m. (GC), 3-6 p.m. (CBS).
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Bryson DeChambeau (18) – Fresh off his first hole-in-one ever – on Sunday at Augusta no less – DeChambeau comes to a course he’s had two previous top fives. He missed the playoff last season by a shot but has won four times since then.
Satoshi Kodaira (151) – The defending champion at Hilton Head who came from six back in the final round to force a playoff. Is hoping to invigorate his FedExCup challenge at a friendly place.
Matt Kuchar (1) – The FedExCup leader already has victories at the Mayakoba Golf Classic and the Sony Open in Hawaii and was a recent runner up at the World Golf Championships – Dell Technologies Match Play.
Round 1 tee time: 12:40 p.m. ET
Round 2 tee time: 8:00 a.m. ET
Dustin Johnson (5) – The three winners of the World Golf Championship events this season are paired together starting with Johnson who is back at world No. 1. As a South Carolina native Johnson is coming off a runner up finish at the Masters and is searching for PGA TOUR win no. 21.
Kevin Kisner (15) – Another home state hero this week Kisner comes off his recent Dell Technologies Match Play win and has confidence from two previous top-10s at Harbour Town, including a playoff loss in 2015.
Xander Schauffele (2) – Two-time winner this season back at the World Golf Championships – HSBC Champions and the Sentry Tournament of champions. Coming off a runner up finish at the Masters.
Round 1 tee time: 12:50 p.m. ET
Round 2 tee time: 8:10 a.m. ET
Tommy Fleetwood (46) – Tournament debut for the Englishman who boasts recent top fives at the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by Mastercard and THE PLAYERS Championship.
Graeme McDowell (41) – A winner at the RBC Heritage in 2013 and a winner recently at the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship.
Brandt Snedeker (37) – The 2011 champion at RBC Heritage and the 2012 FedExCup champion is chasing his 10th PGA TOUR title.
Round 1 tee time: 8:00 a.m. ET,
Round 2 tee time: 12:40 p.m. ET
Francesco Molinari (12) – Smarting from his Masters loss Molinari still has three PGA TOUR wins in his last 15 starts including recently at the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by Mastercard.
Webb Simpson (39) – The 2018 PLAYERS Champion has three top 10s already this season. Five top-15s at Harbour Town since 2010.
Jordan Spieth (142) – The 2015 FedExCup champion continues his quest to get his game back in top shape, making his first RBC Heritage start since 2015.
Round 1 tee time: 8:10 a.m. ET
Round 2 tee time: 12:50 p.m. ET