Dufner, Hanson commit to RBC Heritage

Jason Dufner and Peter Hanson are the latest PGA TOUR professionals to commit to the the RBC Heritage.  They will be playing in the 45th annual event, taking place April 15-21, 2013 over the famed Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island.

They will be joined by other PGA TOUR Professionals including defending champ Carl Pettersson, KJ Choi, Nicolas Colsaerts, John Daly, Luke Donald, Ernie Els, Jim Furyk, Brian Gay, Bill Haas, Martin Kaymer, Matt Kuchar, Hunter Mahan, Graeme McDowell, Webb Simpson, Brandt Snedeker and Boo Weekley. The entire group will be shooting for the top prize of $1,044,000 from a purse of $5,800,000.
 
Dufner has two PGA TOUR victories.  The Auburn grad won the 2012 Zurich Classic of New Orleans and the HP Byron Nelson Championship in the same year.   The 2012 Ryder Cup team member didn’t start playing golf until age 15.  He will be competing at Harbour Town for the 8th time.  
 
Hanson was born in Sweden and still calls the country home.  He has 7 international victories but is still working towards his first win on the PGA TOUR.  Last year he had 4 top ten finishes, including tying for third at the Masters.  The 2012 European Ryder Cup team member will be making his second appearance at the RBC Heritage.
 
Daily tickets and weeklong badges for this year’s tournament are on sale online at www.rbcheritage.com or at our tournament office in the parking lot of the Harbour Town Golf Links.   The Hilton Head- Bluffton Chamber of Commerce is also selling tickets at their mid-island and Bluffton locations.

 

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