There is no time for a post-Masters golf lull as a really strong RBC Heritage gets cranked at Harbour Town Golf Links this week. Dustin Johnson, Collin Morikawa, Tyrrell Hatton, Webb Simpson and Patrick Cantlay make up half of the top 10 players in the world, and all five are in the field this week at the RBC Heritage.
The scenes in Hilton Head are always terrific, but this is also an interesting course that is not biased toward hitting the ball 9 million yards. It’s why we’ve seen players like C.T. Pan, Webb Simpson, Matt Kuchar and Brian Gay win here, but also golfers like Dustin Johnson, Patrick Cantlay and Bryson DeChambeau (who was a late scratch) find some success as well.
I went deep on the course setup here after Simpson won this tournament last June, and I’m looking forward to seeing it again with a really strong field (half of the top 30 in the world will also be there) trying to solve it.
After one round, Cameron Smith is out front at 9 under. The Aussie looked solid with his bogey-free round on Thursday to take a one-shot lead over veteran Stewart Cink. There’s going to be plenty of competition — and birdies — over the next three days, so Smith shouldn’t get too comfortable. Guys like Matt Wallace and Collin Morikawa are nipping at his heels just three shots back.
Here’s how you can follow throughout the week.
All times Eastern; streaming start times approximated
Round 2 — Friday
Round starts: 7 a.m.
Featured groups: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. — PGA Tour Live
Live TV coverage: 3-6 p.m. on Golf Channel
Live simulcast: 3-6 p.m. on fuboTV (Try for free) and NBCSports.com
Radio: 12-6 p.m. on PGA Tour Radio
Rounds 3-4 — Saturday and Sunday
Round starts: 8 a.m.
Featured groups and holes: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. — PGA Tour Live
Early TV coverage: 1-3 p.m. on Golf Channel
Live TV coverage: 3-6:30 p.m. on CBS
Live simulcast: 3-6:30 p.m. on CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports App
Radio: 1-6 p.m. on PGA Tour Radio