Heritage stat pack

PGA Tour heads for one of its most scenic locations

Last Updated: 10/04/12 11:55am

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Brandt Snedeker lifts the trophy in 2011

Brandt Snedeker lifts the trophy in 2011

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With the first Major championship of the year done and dusted, the PGA Tour moves south-east from Augusta to Hilton Head Island for this week's RBC Heritage tournament.

Harbour Town Golf Links, designed by Pete Dye - with a little help from Jack Nickluas - is highly-rated among Tour pros many of whom regard it as one of their favourite stops of the year.

Built in 1969, the South Carolina course has some of the smallest greens on Tour - and they are well-guarded at that.

Many of the fairways are tree-lined, placing a particular emphasis on accuracy from tee-to-green.

Precision iron play, on a course renovated 12 years ago, is the key to success.

Who's in attendance?

Ricky Barnes: Top-six finishes in both previous trips to Hilton Head Island, and often performs well at venues where the greens are smaller than normal.

Luke Donald: Despite having a disappointing week at Augusta National, accurate Luke should contend at a venue where his last three visits have all yielded top-three finishes.

Ernie Els: With all talk of his failed Masters qualification bid now over, the 42-year-old can simply focus on simply playing tournament golf this week. The South African should be refreshed following a short break.

Jim Furyk: Has shown some decent form of late - lost a play-off at Copperhead - and was a winner of the Heritage two years ago.

Matt Kuchar: The consistent American should win more often than he does. He tied-third in last week's Masters.

Kevin Na: Continues to develop as a professional. Played all four days at the Masters where he finished in a tie-for-12th.

SELECTED PLAYERS with GOOD to REASONABLE FORM at HARBOUR TOWN

Last Eight Years

Player: '04 / '05 / '06 / '07 / '08 / '09 / '10 / '11

Stephen Ames: 7 / 6 / - / 21 / 29 / - / 14 / 36
Aaron Baddeley: - / - / Won / 10 / 2 / 21 / 22 / 14
Briny Baird: - / MC / 36 / 29 / 17 / 2 / 12 / -
Ricky Barnes: - / - / - / - / - / - / 5 / 4
Jason Bohn: - / MC / - / 16 / 6 / MC / MC / 36
Stewart Cink: Won / 47 / 27 / 50 / 7 / 62 / 14 / 30
Ben Crane: 45 / 47 / 12 / 23 / 29 / 26 / - / 6
Brian Davis: - / 25 / 59 / - / 23 / MC / 2 / 21
Luke Donald: MC / - / - / - / - / 2 / 3 / 2
Ken Duke: - / - / - / 10 / 29 / 26 / - / -
Ernie Els: 3 / - / 7 / 2 / MC / 48 / - / MC
Jim Furyk: - / 2 / 2 / MC / 4 / MC / Won / 21
Brian Gay: MC / MC / 9 / 16 / MC / Won / 32 / 36
Lucas Glover: 16 / 47 / 12 / MC / 7 / 26 / MC / MC
Fredrik Jacobson: 16 / MC / - / MC / 12 / 37 / 22 / 21
Matt Kuchar: 32 / 10 / - / 61 / 7 / 48 / 14 / 21
Spencer Levin: - / - / - / - / - / 13 / 14 / 14
Davis Love: 32 / 2 / 47 / 36 / 36 / 21 / 71 / MC
Kevin Na: 11 / Wd / 52 / 4 / 17 / MC / 35 / 9
Nick O'Hern: - / 9 / MC / 23 / MC / 30 / 8 / 6
Geoff Ogilvy: 11 / 32 / 11 / 50 / - / - / - / -
Jose Maria Olazabal: - / 13 / MC / - / - / 6 / - / -
Carl Pettersson: 3 / MC / 68 / 8 / MC / MC / 35 / 30
Rory Sabbatini: - / - / - / - / - / 8 / 14 / -
Webb Simpson: - / - / - / - / - / MC / 14 / 14
Vaughn Taylor: - / 44 / 3 / 4 / MC / 30 / MC / -
Bo Van Pelt: - / - / 63 / 10 / 49 / 13 / 3 / MC
Scott Verplank: 32 / 10 / 21 / 59 / 53 / 21 / MC / 9
Camilo Villegas: - / - / MC / 29 / 7 / 37 / 5 / 36
Boo Weekley: - / - / - / Won / Won / 13 / 12 / 46

SELECTED PLAYERS with POOR to MEDIOCRE FORM at HARBOUR TOWN

Last Eight Years

Player: '04 / '05 / '06 / '07 / '08 / '09 / '10 / '11

Matt Bettencourt: - / - / - / - / - / MC / 72 / 64
Greg Chalmers: - / - / - / - / - / MC / 41 / 56
Glen Day: 53 / MC / MC / 29 / 64 / 76 / 53 / MC
James Driscoll: - / - / MC / - / MC / MC / MC* / 56
Marc Leishman: - / - / - / - / - / MC / 41 / MC
Bill Lunde: - / - / - / - / - / 37 / MC / MC
John Mallinger: - / - / - / MC / 49 / MC / MC / -
Troy Matteson: - / - / MC / MC / - / MC / MC / -
George McNeill: - / - / - / - / MC / 37 / 47 / -
Rocco Mediate: - / 69 / - / - / 36 / - / MC / Wd
Shaun Micheel: - / - / 40 / - / - / 58 / 53 / MC
Joe Ogilvie: MC / 59 / - / MC / - / Wd / MC / -
Chez Reavie: - / - / - / - / MC / MC / MC / -
Kevin Streelman: - / - / - / - / MC / MC / - / 36
Charlie Wi: - / - / - / - / - / 62 / MC* / 73
Note: MC* - Missed additional 54-hole cut

Top-10 in 2011 (Not Listed Above)

Brandt Snedeker (Won)
Tommy Gainey (3rd)
Tim Herron (T-4th)

LEADING 12 STROKE AVERAGES at HARBOUR TOWN

(Last Four Years - 2008/11)

(No. of Rounds in Brackets)
Average (Rounds)

68.33: Luke Donald (12)
68.63: Ricky Barnes (8)
69.14: Jim Furyk (14)
69.17: Briny Baird (12)
69.19: Boo Weekley (16)
69.21: Brian Gay (14)
69.31: Aaron Baddeley (16)
69.38: Rory Sabbatini (8)
69.58: Spencer Levin (12)
69.69: Camilo Villegas (16)
69.71: Brian Davis (14)
69.81: Matt Kuchar (16)
(Min. No. of Rounds = 8)

LOWEST ROUNDS at HARBOUR TOWN since start of 2000

62: Davis Love (2002)
62: Peter Lonard (2005)
63: Seven times
Note: The lowest all-time score at Harbour Town is 61 - carded by David Frost in 1994.

Winning Totals (Last Three Years):

2011 - 272 (Brandt Snedeker);
2010 - 271 (Jim Furyk);
2009 - 264 (Brian Gay)

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