RBC Heritage 2021: Preview, Course Details, Schedule, How to Watch, Prize Money, Top Picks, and More

Published 04/13/2021, 8:30 AM EDT
Mar 24, 2021; Austin, Texas, USA; Dustin Johnson lines up a putt on the sixth green during the first day of the WGC Dell Technologies Match Play golf tournament at Austin Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports

All the excitement can now be contained as the 2021 Masters witnessed a new champion being crowned. As for the PGA Tour, it moves on to the next stage of its schedule. 2021 sees things slowly returning to normalcy, and fans will once again see the players travel to South Carolina to take part in the traditional post-masters RBC Heritage tournament. 


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The RBC Heritage has always been played post the Masters. However, it was pushed further down the schedule in 2020 due to the pandemic. But worry not, because the RBC Heritage is back to its old glory!

RBC Heritage: Course details


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The RBC Heritage is one of the prestigious events that has been held at the same venue since its inception. The tournament was first played in 1969 at the Harbour Town Links at the Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Island. It continues to be hosted at the same venue to date.

The lush-green course was designed by Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus. The par-71 layout stretches to 7,121 yards and demands pinpoint driving accuracy from the players. Here’s a tabulated version comprising all the holes and the yardage

HolePar Yards

72-HOLE RECORD: 262, Webb Simpson (2020)

18-HOLE RECORD: 61, David Frost (2nd round, 1994), Troy Merritt (2nd round, 2015).

Schedule and How to Watch

The 2021 edition of the RBC Heritage begins on Thursday, April 15, and ends on April 18, Sunday. 

Fans can watch the RBC Heritage on both television and through live streaming. Here are the broadcast details for all four rounds of the tournament. (All times in Eastern)


Thursday: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Golf Channel/PGA Tour Live Freeview). 

Thursday-Friday: 3 p.m.-6 p.m. (Golf Channel)

Saturday-Sunday: 1 p.m.-3 p.m. (Golf Channel) 

Saturday-Sunday: 3 p.m.-6 p.m. (CBS)

Streaming: PGA TOUR LIVE

Thursday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (Featured Groups)

Saturday-Sunday: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (Featured Groups)

Saturday-Sunday: 3 p.m.-6 p.m. (Featured Holes)

RBC Heritage 2021: Total prize purse and champion’s winning stake

The RBC Heritage is not one of the most lucrative tournaments on the PGA Tour. However, it is a highly esteemed event and a lot of top players participate every year. 

As for 2021, the total prize purse of the RBC Heritage is $7,100,000. Out of this, the champion will get a 10% share which would be $1.278 million. The winner of the tournament will also receive 500 FedEXCup Points. 

Read Also: 2021 Masters Prize Money – Complete Breakdown of the Prize Purse Payout at Augusta National

Notable players entering the field this year

The biggest participant at the RBC Heritage this year will be South Carolina native Dustin Johnson. After missing the cut at the 2021 Masters, the World No. 1 will enter Harbour Town seeking his 25th PGA Tour title. 

Mar 12, 2021; Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA; Dustin Johnson plays his shot from the eighth tee during the second round of The Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Furthermore, 2020 RBC Heritage champion Webb Simpson is a towering contender to win yet again. But players like Corey Conners, Patrick Cantlay, and tournament debutant Will Zalatoris will give Simpson a hard time on the course.


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As for now, Johnson leads the power rankings followed by defending champion Webb Simpson. However, one shouldn’t sleep on guys like Conners, Cantlay, and Brian Harman.


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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.