The RBC Heritage golf tournament is the annual PGA Tour event played on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. This year marks the 51st Heritage, which started as the Heritage Classic golf tournament and is the only PGA TOUR event in South Carolina.
The 2019 Heritage takes place April 15-21 at this beautiful course overlooking the water.
If you love golf, there is no better place to be than Hilton Head Island during Heritage week. The RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing is one of the biggest events on the island, and everyone is gearing up to celebrate Plaid Nation and 50+ years of the Hilton Head golf tournament.
Whether you are attending in person or watching your favorite pro golfers from home, here’s everything you need to know about the RBC Heritage 2019. And answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the Heritage.
Where is RBC Heritage played?
The RBC Heritage is played at the Harbour Town Golf Links in the Sea Pines Resort on the south end of Hilton Head Island. The Jack Nicklaus and Pete Dye designed golf course is famous for the spectacular view of the Harbour Town Lighthouse and yacht marina from the 18th hole. This year the lighthouse and the yachts in Harbour Town are always featured during the Heritage.
Tip: If you are going to the tournament, download the map to your phone or print it out take it with you. And remember any bags you carry in must be PGA-approved (clear plastic or vinyl, no larger than 12″ x 6″ x 12″).
When is the Heritage golf tournament?
The Heritage takes place in April, the week after the Masters Tournament. The RBC Heritage dates are April 15-21, 2019. Opening ceremonies and a parade kick off the event at the 18th green Monday morning.
The pro practice rounds are Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday is the RBC Heritage Pro-Am. Tournament play begins with the first round on Thursday. Sunday is the final round followed by the trophy presentation on the 18th green.
You can see the full schedule of events for Heritage week here.
Who’s playing in the RBC Heritage?
Competing for this year’s $6.9 million purse are top players from around the world. The 2019 field includes defending champion Satoshi Kodaira and Team RBC Ambassadors Dustin Johnson and Webb Simpson. Team RBC Ambassadors and past champions Jim Furyk, Matt Kuchar, Graeme McDowell, and Brandt Snedeker are also vying for a chance to win another Tartan jacket. Top-ranked golfers Billy Horschel, Charles Howell III, Louis Oosthuizen, and Cameron Smith have also committed to competing in the 51st RBC Heritage.
Heritage golf tournament 2019 Leaderboard
You can see the list of players, check the scores and see who’s teeing off when on the leaderboard and tee times once the tournament begins.
How to watch the Heritage
If you want to watch the Heritage PGA Tour event in person, ticket information is available on the official RBC Heritage website.
With over 100,000 people expected for the Heritage, traffic and parking on the island will be a challenge. There is no general spectator parking inside Sea Pines. Use the shuttle from the Coligny Beach parking lot if you’re at the south end of the island or the shuttle from the Coastal Discovery Museum if you’re coming from the north end. The designated Uber and taxi drop off is at The Shops at Sea Pines Center during tournament hours (which is a bit of a walk from the tournament entrance).
Watch the TV Coverage and live stream
The Hilton Head PGA tournament will be covered on The Golf Channel and CBS Sports. Dates and times for each network are listed below.
- The Golf Channel: Thursday–Friday, 3:00–6:00 pm; Saturday–Sunday, 1:00–2:30 pm
- CBS Sports: Saturday–Sunday, 3:00–6:00 pm
- PGA TOUR Radio Channel 208 or 93: Thursday–Sunday, 12:00–6:00 pm
- PGA TOUR LIVE: Thursday–Friday, 7:30 am–3:00 pm (Featured Groups); Thursday–Friday, 3:00–6:00 pm (Featured Holes); Saturday–Sunday, 3:00–6:00 pm (CBS Simulcast)
No matter how you follow the Heritage, it’s one of the most fun PGA tournaments to watch. Cheers to 50+ years of the Hilton Head golf tournament!