The RBC Heritage Winners and History

RBC Heritage

First played in 1969, the Heritage is one of just five of the Tour’s Invitationals. That means that it has a reduced field of 132 players (as opposed to the usual 156). There is no Monday qualifier, and the tournament does not have to fill its field according the the Priority Ranking Field.

Throughout its history, the site for The Heritage has Pete Dye’s now-famous Harbor Town Golf Links, with the exception of 1972, when the first two rounds were played at both the Harbor Town Golf Links and the Ocean Course at Sea Pines.

The tournament is sponsored by the Royal Bank of Canada for 2012. It had no sponsor in 2011. From 1987 to 2010, it was sponsored by either MCI (under either the MCI or WorldCom name), and by Verizon. Prior to that, the tournament was known variously as The Heritage Classic, The Sea Pines Heritage Classic, and the Sea Pines Heritage.

The Tournament’s position on the Tour schedule has changed quite a bit. From 1968 to 1972, it was played in November. In 1973, September. From 1974 to 1982, it was played two weeks before the Masters; and from 1983 to 2010, it usually was one week after the Masters. In 2011, it was positioned two weeks after the Masters. Harbortown is a relatively short drive from Augusta, and the date following the Masters apparently has been popular for the players.

In 2020, in the wake of the Coronavirus, the RBC Heritage was rescheduled mid-June.

Tournament winners receive a red plaid jacket. Davis Love, III has won the tournament five times.

A list of RBC Heritage Winners follows:

YearPlayerScoreTo parMargin
RBC Heritage
2023Matt Fitzpatrick267-17Playoff
2022Jordan Spieth271-13Playoff
2021Steward Cink265-194 strokes
2020Webb Simpson262-221 stroke
2019Pan Cheng-tsung272−121 stroke
2018Satoshi Kodaira272−12Playoff
2017Wesley Bryan271−131 stroke
2016Branden Grace275−92 strokes
2015Jim Furyk (2)266−18Playoff
2014Matt Kuchar273−111 stroke
2013Graeme McDowell275−9Playoff
2012Carl Pettersson270−145 strokes
The Heritage
2011Brandt Snedeker272−12Playoff
Verizon Heritage
2010Jim Furyk271−13Playoff
2009Brian Gay264−2010 strokes
2008Boo Weekley (2)269−153 strokes
2007Boo Weekley270−141 stroke
2006Aaron Baddeley269−151 stroke
MCI Heritage
2005Peter Lonard277−72 strokes
2004Stewart Cink (2)274−10Playoff
2003Davis Love III (5)271−13Playoff
WorldCom Classic –
The Heritage of Golf
2002Justin Leonard270−141 stroke
2001José Cóceres273−11Playoff
MCI Classic
2000Stewart Cink270−142 strokes
1999Glen Day274−10Playoff
1998Davis Love III (4)266−187 strokes
1997Nick Price269−156 strokes
1996Loren Roberts265−193 strokes
1995Bob Tway275−9Playoff
MCI Heritage
Golf Classic
1994Hale Irwin (3)266−182 strokes
1993David Edwards273−112 strokes
1992Davis Love III (3)269−154 strokes
1991Davis Love III (2)271−132 strokes
1990Payne Stewart (2)276−8Playoff
1989Payne Stewart268−165 strokes
1988Greg Norman271−131 stroke
1987Davis Love III271−131 stroke
Sea Pines Heritage
1986Fuzzy Zoeller (2)276−81 stroke
1985Bernhard Langer273−11Playoff
1984Nick Faldo270−141 stroke
1983Fuzzy Zoeller275−92 strokes
1982Tom Watson (2)280−4Playoff
1981Bill Rogers278−61 stroke
1980Doug Tewell280−4Playoff
Sea Pines
Heritage Classic
1979Tom Watson270−145 strokes
Heritage Classic
1978Hubert Green (2)277−73 strokes
1977Graham Marsh273−113 strokes
Sea Pines
Heritage Classic
1976Hubert Green274−105 strokes
1975Jack Nicklaus271−133 strokes
1974Johnny Miller (2)276−83 strokes
1973Hale Irwin (2)272−125 strokes
1972Johnny Miller281−31 stroke
1971Hale Irwin279−51 stroke
Golf Classic
1970Bob Goalby280−44 strokes
1969Arnold Palmer283−13 strokes

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