HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC -- Paul Casey, Ben Crane, Jason Kokrak, Peter Malnati, Seung-Yul Noh and Vaughn Taylor are the latest PGA TOUR Pros to commit to the 48th annual RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing.
Eight past champions previously committed. Stewart Cink, Glen Day, Justin Leonard, Davis Love III, Graeme McDowell, Carl Pettersson, Brandt Snedeker and Boo Weekley are slated to compete over the famed Harbour Town Golf Links.
South Carolina’s only PGA TOUR event is taking place April 11-17, 2016 on Hilton Head Island.
Casey has earned one PGA TOUR victory at the 2009 Shell Houston Open but he has 14 International victories. The Englishman is currently number 28 on the World Golf Rankings. He will be making his fourth start at Harbour Town.
Crane has five wins on the PGA TOUR and one International victory. The Portland, Oregon native will be making his 12th start at Harbour Town. He will also be the featured speaker at the Christian Heritage Breakfast during tournament week.
Malnati made headlines recently when he won this year’s Sanderson Farms Championship. The Indiana native bested David Toms and William McGirt by one stroke. He will be making his first start at Harbour Town.
Noh grew up in Korea and started playing golf at seven years old. He joined the PGA TOUR’s winners circle in 2014 at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. He will be competing at Harbour Town for the fourth time.
Taylor earned his third PGA TOUR victory at this year’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. He bested Phil Michelson by one stroke after Phil missed a 5-foot birdie putt to force a play off. He grew up in Augusta, Georgia and still calls it home. He has competed at the RBC Heritage eight times and has carded a 3rd and 4th place finish.
Kokrak matched his career-best finish on the PGA TOUR with a T2 performance at this year’s Northern Trust Open. He lost by one shot to Bubba Watson. Kokrak, who grew up in Ontario, Canada, is making his fifth consecutive appearance at the RBC Heritage.
Daily tickets and weeklong badges for this year’s tournament are now on sale online at www.rbcheritage.com or by calling the tournament office at (843) 671-2448.
About the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing
The RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing is the only PGA TOUR event in South Carolina. Played over the Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island since 1969, the event is celebrating its 48th year April 11-17, 2016. The Heritage Classic Foundation, general tournament sponsor, distributes the proceeds from the tournament to hundreds of non-profit organizations. Since it was founded as a 501 (c)(3) in 1987, the Foundation has donated more than $32 million to people in need. For information on how to "Get Your Plaid On!”, call 843.671.2448, visit www.rbcheritage.com or Facebook (RBC Heritage) and Twitter (@RBC_Heritage).
(From RBC Heritage Reports)