Kuchar will return to defend his title — and seek more Heritage magic — when the 47th Heritage is staged April 13–19. The popular PGA Tour veteran shot a final-round 64 last year for a one-shot victory, the seventh of his career, and a triumph that helped clinch his spot on the 2014 US Ryder Cup team.
This time around, Kuchar — a Team RBC Ambassador — will have the chance to make an early impression on the captain of the next Ryder Cup team. Davis Love III, a five-time Heritage winner from nearby Sea Island, Georgia, has been named to head up the American squad for 2016 and will play in the Heritage for the 28th time in 30 years.
Also in the 132-player invitational field will be Luke Donald, another RBC Ambassador, who led the tournament after three rounds a year ago before Kuchar’s scorching finish. Donald has had four top-three finishes in the Heritage including last year.
Other past Heritage champions committed for 2015 include Graeme McDowell, Stewart Cink, Jim Furyk, Justin Leonard, Carl Pettersson, Brandt Snedeker, Glen Day, Boo Weekley and — in a rare non-Champions Tour appearance — Tom Watson, a two-time Heritage winner and captain of the 2014 Ryder Cup team.
“It was an honor to have Tom join us last year (and) having him commit again says a lot about what this tournament means to him,” said Heritage Tournament Director Steve Wilmot.
“Harbour Town is one of my all-time favorite courses,” Watson said when announcing plans to return for a second straight year. “I can’t wait to play it once again in the RBC Heritage this coming April.”
Additionally, a trio of past majors winners and regular Heritage participants — Ernie Els, David Toms and John Daly — has committed to this year’s tournament. None of those three has won at South Carolina’s only annual PGA Tour event, though Els has come close several times.
For more information on the RBC Heritage or to order tickets, visit www.rbcheritage.com or call 843.671.2448.