Webb Simpson commits to RBC Heritage; Paul Casey gets exemption

sports@islandpacket.comApril 12, 2014 

Webb Simpson

PGA TOUR

Webb Simpson is the final PGA Tour pro to commit to the 46th annual RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing to be played April 17 through April 20 at Harbour Town Golf Links.

Paul Casey was also given a sponsors exemption into South Carolina's only PGA Tour event. The final two sponsors exemptions will be announced Monday.

Simpson has earned four wins on the PGA Tour, most recently at this season's Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. He has also carded four top-10 finishes this year. The Wake Forest grad and Charlotte, N.C. resident will be making his sixth consecutive start at the RBC Heritage. Last year, he lost on the first playoff hole to Graeme McDowell to finish second. He is 25th in the World Golf Rankings.

Casey has one PGA Tour victory, but the Englishman has earned 13 international victories. He has struggled with injuries for the past few years. In 2011, he had turf toe and in 2012 he dislocated his shoulder skiing. He has only competed at Harbour Town twice, but has finished in the top 25 both times.

Tickets: www.rbcheritage.com

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