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Davis Love III commits to RBC Heritage

Rib injury threatened five-time champion's 26-year streak of playing Harbour Town

From staff reportsApril 7, 2012 

Five-time champion Davis Love III has committed to play in the 44th annual RBC Heritage next week at the Harbour Town Golf Links.

Two Aussies, Aaron Baddeley and Geoff Ogilvy, have also announced they will be competing.

Love has a record five wins at Harbour Town and he has never missed a RBC Heritage since his first in 1986. It was feared that a cracked rib would prevent him from playing this year. The injury caused him to withdraw before his final round at Bay Hill and he hasn't competed since.

Love, from nearby Sea Island, Ga., has won 20 times on the PGA Tour. He was won the Tartan Plaid Jacket in 1987, 1991, 1992, 1998 and most recently in 2003 and has earned more than $2.5 million here.

Baddeley, who holds dual American and Australian citizenship, earned his first win on the PGA Tour in 2006 at Harbour Town. He has won two more times, most recently at the 2011 Northern Trust Open. He also holds four International championships. He has competed in the RBC Heritage seven times and has only missed finishing in the top 25 once.

Ogilvy has seven wins on the PGA Tour and has earned more than $24 million. The South Australia native also has two International victories, both in his home country. He has not played Harbour Town since 2007.

Daily tickets and weeklong badges for this year's tournament are still on sale online at www.rbcheritage.com or by visiting Will Call located in the parking lot of The Sea Pines Resort's Welcome Center. The Hilton Head-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce is selling tickets at their mid-island location and at the Hilton Head Island Welcome Center. The Town of Bluffton Office at 20 Bridge Street is also a Ticket Outlet.

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