The Heritage Past Winners and History

April 15, 2014

imageFirst played in 1969, the Heritage is one of just five of the Tour’s Invitationals. That means that it has a reduced field of 132 players (as opposed to the usual 156). There is no Monday qualifier, and the tournament does not have to fill its field according the the Priority Ranking Field.

Throughout its history, the site for The Heritage has Pete Dye’s now-famous Harbor Town Golf Links, with the exception of 1972, when the first two rounds were played at both the Harbor Town Golf Links and the Ocean Course at Sea Pines.

The tournament is sponsored by the Royal Bank of Canada for 2012. It had no sponsor in 2011. From 1987 to 2010, it was sponsored by either MCI (under either the MCI or WorldCom name), and by Verizon. Prior to that, the tournament was known variously as The Heritage Classic, The Sea Pines Heritage Classic, and the Sea Pines Heritage.

The Tournament’s position on the Tour schedule has changed quite a bit. From 1968 to 1972, it was played in November. In 1973, September. From 1974 to 1982, it was played two weeks before the Masters; and from 1983 to 2010, it usually was one week after the Masters. In 2011, it’s positioned two weeks after the Masters. Harbortown is a relatively short drive from Augusta, and the date following the Masters apparently has been popular for the players.

Tournament winners receive a red plaid jacket. Davis Love, III has won the tournament five times.

A list of past winners follows:

The Heritage Past Winners
Year Player Country Score To par 1st Prize ($) Purse ($)
The RBC Heritage
2013 Graeme McDowell Northern Ireland 275 -9 1,044,000 5,800,000
2012 Carl Petterson Sweden 270 -14 1,026,000 5,700,000
2011 Brandt Snedeker United States 272 -12 1,026,000 5,700,000
Verizon Heritage
2010 Jim Furyk United States 271 -13 1,026,000 5,700,000
2009 Brian Gay United States 264 -20 1,026,000 5,700,000
2008 Boo Weekley United States 269 -15 990,000 5,500,000
2007 Boo Weekley United States 270 -14 972,000 5,400,000
2006 Aaron Baddeley Australia 269 -15 954,000 5,300,000
MCI Heritage
2005 Peter Lonard Australia 277 -7 936,000 5,200,000
2004 Stewart Cink United States 274 -10 864,000 4,800,000
2003 Davis Love III United States 271 -13 810,000 4,500,000
WorldCom Classic - The Heritage of Golf
2002 Justin Leonard United States 270 -14 720,000 4,000,000
2001 José Cóceres Argentina 273 -11 630,000 3,500,000
MCI Classic
2000 Stewart Cink United States 270 -14 540,000 3,000,000
1999 Glen Day United States 274 -10 450,000 2,500,000
1998 Davis Love III United States 266 -18 342,000 1,900,000
1997 Nick Price Zimbabwe 269 -15 270,000 1,500,000
1996 Loren Roberts United States 265 -19 252,000 1,400,000
1995 Bob Tway United States 275 -9 234,000 1,300,000
MCI Heritage Golf Classic
1994 Hale Irwin United States 266 -18 225,000 1,250,000
1993 David Edwards United States 273 -11 202,500 1,125,000
1992 Davis Love III United States 269 -15 180,000 1,000,000
1991 Davis Love III United States 271 -13 180,000 1,000,000
1990 Payne Stewart United States 276 -8 180,000 1,000,000
1989 Payne Stewart United States 268 -16 144,000 800,000
1988 Greg Norman Australia 271 -13 126,000 700,000
1987 Davis Love III United States 271 -13 117,000 650,000
Sea Pines Heritage
1986 Fuzzy Zoeller United States 276 -8 81,000 450,000
1985 Bernhard Langer West Germany 273 -11 72,000 400,000
1984 Nick Faldo England 270 -14 72,000 400,000
1983 Fuzzy Zoeller United States 275 -9 63,000 350,000
1982 Tom Watson United States 280 -4 54,000 300,000
1981 Bill Rogers United States 278 -6 54,000 300,000
1980 Doug Tewell United States 280 -4 54,000 300,000
Sea Pines Heritage Classic
1979 Tom Watson United States 270 -14 54,000 300,000
Heritage Classic
1978 Hubert Green United States 277 -7 45,000 225,000
1977 Graham Marsh Australia 273 -11 45,000 225,000
Sea Pines Heritage Classic
1976 Hubert Green United States 274 -10 43,000 215,000
1975 Jack Nicklaus United States 271 -13 40,000 200,000
1974 Johnny Miller United States 276 -8 40,000 200,000
1973 Hale Irwin United States 272 -12 30,000 150,000
1972 Johnny Miller United States 281 -4 25,000 125,000
1971 Hale Irwin United States 279 -5 22,000 110,000
Heritage Golf Classic
1970 Bob Goalby United States 280 -4 20,000 100,000
1969 Arnold Palmer United States 283 -1 20,000 100,000
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  • A pretty good field considering it’s straight after a major championship.

    I think Brandt Snedeker is a good chance of putting his last US Masters behind him and playing well. Same for Matt Kuchar, Jim Furyk and Tim Clark.

    Posted by Troy Vayanos on 04/16

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