Dustin Johnson has committed to compete in the 50th annual RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing at Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island.
Ranked No. 1 in the world and fifth in all-time PGA Tour career earnings, Johnson is RBC’s newest brand ambassador, joining past RBC Heritage champions such as Matt Kuchar, Brandt Snedeker, Graeme McDowell and Jim Furyk.
“Dustin’s unique and natural talent on the course, combined with his high caliber of play, makes him an ideal Team RBC ambassador,” said Mary DePaoli, EVP and Chief Marketing Officer, RBC. “He shares our commitment to hard work, strength and determination – and we’re happy to have him on our team.”
Dustin is helping to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the RBC Heritage. The 17-time PGA Tour champion was born in Columbia and attended Coastal Carolina University. He was named the 2016 PGA Tour Player of the Year and has already earned his first victory of the season at the Sentry Tournament of Champions.
“Celebrating 50 years is a major achievement,” said RBC Heritage Tournament Director Steve Wilmot. “Celebrating 50 years with the No. 1 golfer in the world makes it even better. Our fans and sponsors can’t wait to welcome Dustin home to the Palmetto State.”
Johnson has not competed at Harbour Town since 2009. As an amateur, he played in the Players Amateur, a world ranked event held in Bluffton, South Carolina and operated by the Heritage Classic Foundation.
“I am excited to get back to my home state to help celebrate this important milestone,” Johnson said. “The RBC Heritage means so much to Hilton Head Island and South Carolina.”