Five More PGA Tour Golfers Commit to the RBC Heritage

Camilo Villegas, Rickie Fowler, Tommy Gainey, Ben Crane and Lucas Glover have all committed to the 44th annual RBC Heritage, taking place April 9-15, 2012 over the Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island.

They will be joined by several other PGA TOUR stand-outs, including defending champ Brandt Snedeker, Luke Donald, Ernie Els, Jim Furyk, Stewart Cink and Brian Gay. The entire group will be shooting for the top prize of $1,026,000 from a purse of $5,700,000.

Villegas has earned three victories on the PGA TOUR since turning pro in 2004. The Colombian native won the Honda Classic in 2010 and both the BMW and TOUR Championships in 2008. The University of Florida grad has not missed a RBC Heritage since 2006. He won the 2003 Players Amateur conducted each summer by the Heritage Classic Foundation. He has carded 2 top ten finishes at Harbour Town and has earned close to a half million dollars here.

Fowler turned pro in 2009 and has one International victory under his belt. He beat Rory McIlroy at the Kolon Korea Open on the OneAsia Tour last October. He received a sponsors exemption at Harbour Town as an amateur in 2008 thanks to his 2007 win at the Players Amateur. His best finish was in 2010 when he tied for eighth place.

Gainey goes by the nickname "Two Gloves" for wearing two golf gloves when he plays. The South Carolina native was born in Darlington but now calls Camden home. The former "Big Break V" contestant has played Harbour Town three times and he tied for third place at last year's Heritage. He carded six additional top ten finishes in 2011.

Crane has competed at Harbour Town eight times and has only missed the cut once. He has earned four PGA TOUR victories including last year's McGladrey Classic. He has earned fame off the course as the mastermind behind the "Golf Boys" video that he stars in along with Rickie Fowler, Hunter Mahan and Bubba Watson.

Glover is back competing on the PGA TOUR after having to withdraw from the Sony Open with a knee injury. He has won three times on TOUR. The Clemson grad battled fellow Tiger Jonathan Byrd in a playoff to win the 2011 Wells Fargo Championship. This will be the Greenville, SC native's tenth time competing at Harbour Town.

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. The Hilton Head • Bluffton Chamber of Commerce is selling tickets at their mid-island location and at the Hilton Head Island Welcome Center. The Town of Bluffton Office at 20 Bridge Street is also a Ticket Outlet.

 

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