Heritage tees off this week

Staff reportsApril 8, 2012 

  • Want to follow the action? The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette will publish scores, tee times and tournament-related stories throughout the week. A special preview section, featuring defending champion Brandt Snedeker, will be published Thursday.

    And you can get all of this information, plus regular tournament updates, on our Heritage website: heritage.islandpacket.com.

The sound of bagpipes will waft through Harbour Town, the cannon will boom and defending champion Brandt Snedeker will flinch as he strikes the ceremonial tee shot.

The RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing begins today.

And the 44th playing of South Carolina's only PGA Tour event will mix old traditions with the new sponsors -- RBC, which signed a five-year title sponsorship after last season's event was played without one, and Boeing, which signed on as a presenting sponsor.

Barring bad weather -- today's forecast calls for sun and 75 degree temperatures, with partly sunny skies and highs from the mid-60s to low-70s for the rest of the week -- a week full of activities is slated, in addition to tournament play Thursday through Sunday.

Highlights include:

  • Opening ceremonies at noon today in the Harbour Town area and near the 18th green of Harbour Town Golf Links in Sea Pines.

  • Coca-Cola Kids Day putting contest from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at Harbour Town.

  • The Heritage Pro-Am all day Wednesday at Harbour Town.

  • A Tartan Day contest at the Heritage Expo area between holes No. 1 and 9 at about noon Saturday.

  • Closing ceremonies after the conclusion of play Sunday.

  • Still need tickets? They're still available, including daily passes. Practice-round passes are $35, passes for Thursday or Friday rounds are $60, and passes for Saturday or Sunday rounds are $70. For full pricing and ordering information, go to www.rbcheritage.com/tickets.

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