International stars join RBC Heritage field

Four International PGA TOUR Professionals are scheduled to play in the RBC Heritage. KJ Choi, Martin Kaymer, Graeme McDowell and Rory Sabbatini have all committed to the 45th annual event, taking place April 15-21, 2013 over the Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island.

They will be joined by former RBC Heritage winners, including defending champ Carl Pettersson, Brandt Snedeker, Stewart Cink, Glen Day, Jim Furyk, Justin Leonard and Boo Weekley. The entire group will be shooting for the top prize of $1,044,000 from a purse of $5,800,000.

Choi has only played Harbour Town twice, most recently in 2010. The South Korea native who now lives in Westlake, Texas has won eight times on the PGA TOUR and has earned more than $27 million. He has one top ten finish this year after carding a first round 65 at the Farmers Insurance Open.

Kaymer turned pro in 2005, but just joined the PGA TOUR this year. This will be his first start at the RBC Heritage. The 28-year-old German has won twice in the states including his first major at the 2010 PGA Championship and the 2011 WGC – SBC Champions but has ten international victories.

McDowell recently signed on as an RBC Ambassador and immediately told his fans he would be attending the RBC Heritage. It will be his fourth time competing at Harbour Town. The Northern Ireland native earned international respect in 2010 when he won the U.S. Open Championship. He was the first European to win the major since 1970. He also has six international victories since turning pro in 2002.

Sabbatini is originally from Durban, South Africa but after attending the University of Arizona settled down in Fort Worth, Texas. He has competed at Harbour Town three times, tying for 8th place in 2009. He has won six times on the PGA TOUR and has earned more than $25 million.

Daily tickets and weeklong badges for this year’s tournament are 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 and Bluffton locations.  The Town of Bluffton Office at 20 Bridge Street is also a Ticket Outlet. North of the Broad residents can now purchase tickets at the Beaufort Chamber of Commerce at 713 Craven Street.

 

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