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Nimmer in RBC Heritage field, tickets sold out

The Heritage Classic Foundation has announced four sponsor’s exemptions into the 2022 RBC Heritage field: Bluffton-native Bryson Nimmer, former Club Car Champion Adam Svensson, Michael Gligic, and Ben Martin.
The former Hilton Head Christian standout and Clemson All-American will make his first career...
The former Hilton Head Christian standout and Clemson All-American will make his first career Heritage appearance next month.(WTOC)
Published: Apr. 9, 2022 at 2:42 PM EDT
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HILTON HEAD, S.C. (WTOC) - The Heritage Classic Foundation has announced four sponsor’s exemptions into the 2022 RBC Heritage field: Bluffton-native Bryson Nimmer, former Club Car Champion Adam Svensson, Michael Gligic, and Ben Martin.

They will join a field that includes defending champion Stewart Cink and Team RBC Ambassadors Dustin Johnson and Harold Varner III. Team RBC Ambassadors and past champions Matt Kuchar, Graeme McDowell, Webb Simpson and Brandt Snedeker. Other notable commitments include Abraham Ancer, Daniel Berger, Matt Fitzpatrick, Tommy Fleetwood, Collin Morikawa, Cameron Smith, Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas. Many of the commits are playing weekend rounds at The Masters before heading to Harbour Town next week.

Nimmer was born in Bluffton, South Carolina and led Hilton Head Christian Academy to the state championship in 2013. He followed in his father, Tony’s footsteps and competed for Clemson University until he graduated in 2019. In 2020, he dominated the LOCALiQ Series with two victories and a runner-up finish. His wins earned him an exemption into the 2021 RBC Canadian Open and Puerto Rico Open, where he shot three-under and finished in the top forty. He will be making his second start at the RBC Heritage.

Adam Svensson is from Canada and turned pro in 2015. He has earned three wins on the Korn Ferry Tour including last season’s Club Car Championship in Savannah. He has also carded two top ten finishes this season on the PGA TOUR. This will be his first time competing in the RBC Heritage.

According to a release from the foundation, Michael Gligic was born in Burlington, Ontario, Canada and earned his first victory in 2012 at a PGA TOUR Canada event and has earned a win on the Korn Ferry Tour. He will be competing for the third time at Harbour Town Golf Links.

Ben Martin was born in Greenwood, South Carolina and is a Clemson University graduate. He won the 2015 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open and finished T2 at this season’s Corales Puntacana Championship. He now lives in Kiawah Island and has seen success at the RBC Heritage in his past seven starts, finishing T3 in 2014.

You can find the full field here.

Saturday the Heritage Foundation also announced that the 54th annual tournament is officially sold out.

New in 2022, tickets to the 2022 RBC Heritage are mobile. There are ten ticket scanning areas around Harbour Town Golf Links and at Honey Horn’s general spectator parking. Ticket holders are urged to save tickets to their phone’s mobile wallet for easy access. Once a ticket has been scanned, the spectator will be given a paper ticket to wear for the day.

South Carolina’s only PGA TOUR event is taking place April 11-17, 2022.

Opening Ceremony will take place on Tuesday at noon. The parade begins at the Yacht Basin and ends at Harbour Town’s 18th green.

You can see RBC Heritage coverage from our team each day during THE NEWS and online. The weekend rounds will be broadcast on CBS beginning at 3:00 P.M. Friday. You can watch WTOC’s Around The Green 30-minute special coverage of all things Heritage Thursday-Saturday from 7:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

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