World No. 2 Morikawa to play RBC Heritage
The No. 2 golfer in the world is coming to the RBC Heritage, and he has the kind of game to win at Harbour Town.
The Heritage Classic Foundation announced Thursday that Collin Morikawa has committed to the 2022 RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing next month at Harbour Town, where he tied for seventh a year ago. Englishmen Matt Fitzpatrick and Tommy Fleetwood also committed to play in South Carolina’s only annual PGA Tour event from April 11-17 over the famed Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island, S.C.
They join a field that already includes defending champion Stewart Cink and Team RBC Ambassadors Dustin Johnson (OWGR No. 9) and Harold Varner III (OWGR No. 48), as well as past champions and fellow Team RBC reps Matt Kuchar, Graeme McDowell, Webb Simpson and Brandt Snedeker, who are vying for a chance to win another tartan jacket.
Morikawa is currently ranked second in the Official World Golf Ranking and ranks 12th in the current FedExCup standings. The California native has earned five victories on the PGA Tour since turning pro in 2019 with two of those wins coming in majors — at the 2021 Open Championship and the 2020 PGA Championship. He represented the United States at the 2020 Ryder Cup and Olympic Games and has carded four consecutive top-10 finishes. He will make his third start at Harbour Town, where his 68.88 scoring average over eight rounds ranks among the top-10 in Heritage history for players with more than one start.
Fitzpatrick sits at 25th in the OWGR, and though he isn't a household name stateside, he has earned seven international victories. The Sheffield, England, native joined the PGA Tour in 2020 and has carded two top-10 finishes in 2022. He earned a spot in the 2014 RBC Heritage at age 19 by winning the 2013 U.S. Amateur and was the world's top-ranked amateur at that time. The 27-year-old will make his eighth start at Harbour Town, where he has finished in the top 15 in three of the past four years, including a tie for fourth in 2021.
Fleetwood was once ranked in the top 10 in the world but sits at 49th this week. The Englishman has carded six international victories during his career and has four second-place finishes on the PGA Tour, including the 2019 Open Championship and the 2018 U.S. Open. He will be making his third start at the RBC Heritage after tying for 25th in his debut in 2019 and missing the cut last year.
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