Preview: RBC Heritage

“I’ve always appreciated the vibe that’s here at Hilton Head. It’s so giving. There’s an altruistic attitude here. There’s an outreach here. People seem to understand the sense of community. They take pride in the island, and give back.” -CBS Announcer Jim Nantz, The Island Packet, Sunday, April 20, 2008

The RBC Heritage begins this week in South Carolina, and while the tournament will be hard pressed to create the excitement we saw at last week’s Masters Tournament, it’s still likely to be an entertaining event.

Photo by John David Mercer-US PRESSWIRE

The purse: $5.7 millionPar: 71

Yardage: 6,973

Players: 132

Defending champion:  Brandt Snedeker

The course was designed by the world reknowned Peter Dye with the help of Jack Nicklaus.  The course record is -20, shot by Brian Gay in 2009.  There are 145 bunkers on this course and water is a factor on half the holes.

Media Schedule:

Television The Golf Channel Thursday – Friday, 3:00 – 6:00 pm Saturday – Sunday, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
CBS Sports Saturday – Sunday, 3:00 – 6:00 pm
 Radio XM Satellite Radio Channel 146 Thursday – Sunday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm
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