From Little League to top golfer: See Dustin Johnson through the years
The top player in the world is at the RBC Heritage on Hilton Head Island.
South Carolina native Dustin Johnson moved up from second to No. 1 in the world this week after his Sunday charge to finish second at the Masters.
Johnson joins three other players in the world’s top 10 in the field for this weekend’s $6.9 million Heritage in Sea Pines: Francesco Molinari (7), Bryson DeChambeau (8) and Xander Schauffele (9).
Also scheduled to tackle the narrow Harbour Town Golf Links from the world’s top 20 rankings are Tommy Fleetwood, Matt Kuchar, Patrick Cantlay and Webb Simpson.
The Heritage field includes three of the top five money winners on tour this year: Kuchar ($4.6 million), Schauffele ($4.5 million) and Johnson ($3.9 million).
Those three players also are in the top five in FedExCup standings.
The field includes winners of 15 of the 20 tournaments to date on the 2018-2019 PGA Tour season, with Kuchar and Schauffele each winning two tournaments.
Jordan Spieth with three major titles joins 14 others in the field who have won a major.
And 11 past Heritage champions are here: Kuchar, Davis Love III, Boo Weekley, Steward Cink, Jim Furyk, Branden Grace, Brandt Snedeker, Brian Gay, Aaron Baddeley, Graeme McDowell and defending champion Satoshi Kodaira.
As of Monday, four players had withdrawn: Louis Oosthuizen, John Huh, Martin Trainer and Sung Kang.
RBC Heritage field
Following is the Heritage field as of Monday:
An, Byeong Hun
Cabrera Bello, Rafa
Franz Jr., Ray
Howell III, Charles
Kim, Si Woo
Love III, Davis
Potter Jr., Ted
Varner III, Harold