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2018 RBC Heritage


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#1 ScratchyDawg

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 04:49 PM

Heading to Harbour Town on Saturday. I've been there almost every year since Davis won in `87. Caddied in the pro-ams for a few years in high school. I even got to carry John Daly's bag on the 10th hole one year. Absolutely love the laid back atmosphere of this place.

I'm really looking forward to seeing DJ and how he does on this tight course with it's tiny greens. The wind is supposed to be nasty this weekend. Should make for some interesting golf.

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 05:07 PM

Steve Scott

Yes, the same Steve Scott that lost the 1996 US Amateur final to Tiger Woods. He qualified and will be in the field this week.
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Posted 09 April 2018 - 05:09 PM

View PostDarth Putter, on 09 April 2018 - 05:07 PM, said:

Steve Scott

Yes, the same Steve Scott that lost the 1996 US Amateur final to Tiger Woods. He qualified and will be in the field this week.

Does his wife still caddy for him? Lol
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Posted 09 April 2018 - 05:19 PM

Great course that deserves a better schedule

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 05:25 PM

View Postimakaveli, on 09 April 2018 - 05:19 PM, said:

Great course that deserves a better schedule

Someone has to be the week after The Masters. This tournament has been in this spot for more than three decades, so I think they're satisfied with the date.

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 05:40 PM

Love the tournament, love the course, love that part of the country. No bomb and gouge this week.

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 04:41 AM

One of my favourite tournaments on the PGA Tour.

One of Luke Donald's favourite too :lol:

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 04:54 AM

An awesome track that rewards accuracy and precision.

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 06:39 AM

I love this course.   Classic course where you dont have to hit long to succeed.  It has a great list of past winners.
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Posted 10 April 2018 - 07:42 AM

I love watching the pros play Harbor Town.  I was lucky enough to play it while my wife and I were honeymooning in Hilton Head.


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Posted 10 April 2018 - 07:46 AM

i like this tournament a lot, myself ... think it fits quite nicely the week after the masters ... short drive from augusta, nice atmosphere with the house parties along the course ...

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 07:55 AM

View PostScratchyDawg, on 09 April 2018 - 04:49 PM, said:

Heading to Harbour Town on Saturday. I've been there almost every year since Davis won in `87. Caddied in the pro-ams for a few years in high school. I even got to carry John Daly's bag on the 10th hole one year. Absolutely love the laid back atmosphere of this place.

I'm really looking forward to seeing DJ and how he does on this tight course with it's tiny greens. The wind is supposed to be nasty this weekend. Should make for some interesting golf.

I'd like to see DJ play as well. If they show him on the broadcast more than once.
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Posted 10 April 2018 - 08:14 AM

I like this tournament but they now qualify for the ugliest lighthouse with it's commercial flair.

What's next for the PA Tour, backwards signs with commercial signage (eye pollution) as they do on European Tour events; most likely.

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 08:59 AM

View PostMdemuth, on 10 April 2018 - 07:55 AM, said:

View PostScratchyDawg, on 09 April 2018 - 04:49 PM, said:

Heading to Harbour Town on Saturday. I've been there almost every year since Davis won in `87. Caddied in the pro-ams for a few years in high school. I even got to carry John Daly's bag on the 10th hole one year. Absolutely love the laid back atmosphere of this place.

I'm really looking forward to seeing DJ and how he does on this tight course with it's tiny greens. The wind is supposed to be nasty this weekend. Should make for some interesting golf.

I'd like to see DJ play as well. If they show him on the broadcast more than once.

Hopefully he'll perform well enough to be shown on the broadcast.

Even the featured group Sunday, they were showing all of Spieth shots, and zero of JT, even though same group. one thing that really irks me about watching golf.
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Posted 10 April 2018 - 09:21 AM

Hilton Head Island.  Three things I do there - Tennis, Golf and Tequila.
Been there many, many times.


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Posted 10 April 2018 - 11:51 AM

Love the course and this tournament.
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Posted 10 April 2018 - 11:54 AM

Love the tournament, love the course. Played there on a golf trip a few years ago. Golfers I enjoy following such as DL3 and Luke Donald tend to play well there so makes for an enjoyable experience.
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Posted 10 April 2018 - 12:31 PM

Even though there’s no King Phil, it’s still a very good field. Surpringly so, given it’s a week after the Georgia Invitational event.

Leishman will definitely win this. I’d like to see Watney do well too.
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Posted 10 April 2018 - 01:18 PM

View PostFerguson, on 10 April 2018 - 09:21 AM, said:

Hilton Head Island.  Three things I do there - Tennis, Golf and Tequila.
Been there many, many times.

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Luke Donald to come out of nowhere and regain the #1 form.

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 06:56 PM

Im going for the first time this year and am pretty excited!  What are best holes to hangout on or anyone mind giving some tips to make the experience better


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Posted 10 April 2018 - 08:04 PM

View PostCarolinascrub, on 10 April 2018 - 06:56 PM, said:

Im going for the first time this year and am pretty excited!  What are best holes to hangout on or anyone mind giving some tips to make the experience better

There's a good spot between the 10th and 16th fairways where you can catch a lot of the action later in the day. I usually spend most of my time there.

I also like to hang out around the 16th green where you can also watch the tee shots on the very challenging part 3 17th.

You can't beat sitting around the the 18th green and watching the approach shots. Lots of guys miss the green. Especially when it's windy, which it usually is.

Behind the 9th green is pretty cool too. It's a short hole with a lot of interesting strategies being used.

Other than that, I would just walk the other holes just to see the rest of the course. You should have a great time. Unless you are only going on Sunday, then it could be a washout. There's a good chance it'll be a Monday finish.

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 10:26 PM

View Postegehoski, on 09 April 2018 - 05:40 PM, said:

Love the tournament, love the course, love that part of the country. No bomb and gouge this week.

Agree.  This is one of my favorite tournaments on the regular schedule.

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 10:37 PM

I like watching this tournament.  Course has such a different feel from most of what I see on TV.  Some of the tee shots look very difficult.

Looking forward to seeing DJ and Fitzpatrick duke it out.
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Posted 11 April 2018 - 05:12 AM

View PostFrankensteins Monster, on 10 April 2018 - 01:18 PM, said:

View PostFerguson, on 10 April 2018 - 09:21 AM, said:

Hilton Head Island.  Three things I do there - Tennis, Golf and Tequila.
Been there many, many times.

Strip clubs?

Luke Donald to come out of nowhere and regain the #1 form.


Strip clubs?  Nada.    Our company's president has a second home there.  He has this thing about tequila - keeps at least  30 different types in the house.  
After a few shots it all tastes like tequila.

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Posted 11 April 2018 - 05:27 AM

The thing I like about Heritage is that it gives an idea into what the Tour would be like if 90% of the courses were set up differently.

Wesley Bryan wins last year. Currently 2nd last on the entire Tour in Driving Distance at 273 yards.
2nd is Luke Donald, T167 in Driving Distance at 288 yards.
Also in the top 10 are McGirt (125), Brian Gay (188), Harman (153)

Previous winners

Furyk has won it twice - Last time he ranked in 2017, he was bottom of Driving Distance at 271 yards
Kuchar - T148 in Driving Distance
McDowell - T157
Snedeker - T153
Gay - 188
Weekley - T116 in 2017
Baddeley - T118


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Posted 11 April 2018 - 10:26 AM

Will you be watching this week or taking a week off from the long Master's week?
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Posted 11 April 2018 - 05:33 PM

Notable players:
  • Americans: Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar, Brian Harman, Kevin Kisner, Charley Hoffman, Xander Schauffele, Patrick Cantlay, Kevin Chappell, Webb Simpson, Jason Dufner, Patton Kizzire, Zach Johnson, Charles Howell III, Bryson DeChambeau, James Hahn, Ryan Moore, Luke List, Kevin Na, Bill Haas, Brandt Snedeker, Stewart Cink, Chris Kirk, Jim Furyk, Nick Watney, Matt Every, Davis Love III, Davis Love IV.
  • Europeans: Paul Casey, Tyrrell Hatton, Ian Poulter, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Ross Fisher, Francesco Molinari, Martin Kaymer, Martin Laird, Russell Knox, David Lingmerth, Luke Donald, Graeme McDowell, Jonas Blixt
  • Aus / NZ: Marc Leishman, Cameron Smith, Danny Lee, Aaron Baddeley, Geoff Ogilvy, Rod Pampling, Greg Chalmers, John Senden.
  • Africans: Dylan Frittelli, Charl Schwartzel, Rory Sabbatini, Tyrone van Aswegen.
    Asians: Satoshi Kodaira, Anirban Lahiri, Siwoo Kim, Byeong Hun An, Sunghoon Kang, Meenwhee Kim, K.J. Choi, C.T. Pan.
  • Canadians: Adam Hadwin, Mackenzie Hughes, Nick Taylor, David Hearn, Corey Conners.
  • Latin Americans: Emiliano Grillo, Camilo Villegas, Fabián Gómez.


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Posted 11 April 2018 - 10:15 PM

View PostDave230, on 11 April 2018 - 05:27 AM, said:

The thing I like about Heritage is that it gives an idea into what the Tour would be like if 90% of the courses were set up differently.

Wesley Bryan wins last year. Currently 2nd last on the entire Tour in Driving Distance at 273 yards.
2nd is Luke Donald, T167 in Driving Distance at 288 yards.
Also in the top 10 are McGirt (125), Brian Gay (188), Harman (153)

Previous winners

Furyk has won it twice - Last time he ranked in 2017, he was bottom of Driving Distance at 271 yards
Kuchar - T148 in Driving Distance
McDowell - T157
Snedeker - T153
Gay - 188
Weekley - T116 in 2017
Baddeley - T118

On the other hand, Davis Love won there 5 times. Tom Watson won twice. Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman are also long hitters that have won there. So if Dustin Johnson wins, it shouldn't be a total surprise.
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Posted 11 April 2018 - 11:42 PM

DJ plays for the 1st time due to sponsorhip agreement, maybe he never played before because he didn't like the course even though he's native to SC. Would love to see how he fares this week.
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Posted 12 April 2018 - 08:05 AM

As much as I enjoy the Masters, this tournament is like a delicious dessert after an excellent dinner.  Although I've never played the course in real life, I've probably played 300 rounds "virtually" on Tiger Woods 2012 and Links 386 back in the day. I just love this course and this region.  Definately on the bucket list to attend the tournament and someday play 18 holes here. In fact, I hope to retire somewhere in this area - I like it that much.  The food, the people, the scenery, the water, and the history of the area is just wonderful.

Looks like they have an excellent field and this should be a very entertaining weekend.  I actually dont mind that the weather where I live will be crappy this weekend, that means I'll have more time to watch.

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