Bob Gillespie



RBC Heritage in three acts: CBS profiles tournament, winner and S.C. newcomer Saturday

Posted 5/2/2013 8:15:00 PM

If you’ve ever wondered about what PGA Tour players do not just during a tournament but all week, CBS this Saturday will offer a weeklong look inside the players’ lives.

And for those with a South Carolina interest, the one-hour sports special, “PGA Tour 2013: Seven Days presented by Mercedes-Benz,” which airs Saturday (May 4) at 2 p.m., includes an inside-the-ropes perspective of the RBC Heritage.

What’s more, two of the players featured have connections to South Carolina: Graeme McDowell, the sudden-death winner of the recent 2013 RBC Heritage, and Russell Henley, former Georgia All-American, first-time Tour winner and new Charleston resident.

“(A week of a tournament is) more complicated than simply showing up and playing golf,” a CBS preview release said. “It becomes a balancing act of obligations that literally can take (players) all over the country.”

The seven-day package begins with a look at McDowell, who would go on to top Webb Simpson in a one-hole playoff to claim this year’s RBC Heritage title at Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island. McDowell is shown, during a day off near his Florida home, treating underprivileged Irish children to a trip to Orlando, and later spending time in his new restaurant, Nona Blue.

Day 2 focuses on Henley, who recently relocated to Daniel Island, taking a day off touring Charleston with family and friends. Other players featured include former PGA Championship winner Martin Kaymer, 2012 Wells Fargo Championship winner Rickie Fowler, rookie Scott Langley and England’s Justin Rose.

Day 7 is all about Sunday at the RBC Heritage. “Imagine having a front-row seat, an inside the ropes pass, to the spectacular shots, raw emotion and unpredictable nature of the final round as players battle for position atop the lead board at Harbour Town Golf Links,” the CBS release says.

To see a preview clip from the hour-long presentation, click here or here.