Cameron Davis – plays his first RBC Heritage
This week’s RBC Heritage Classic at the famed Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island might have only two Australians in the field but this is an event which has been very good to Australians over the years with four of them having won over the Peter and Alice Dye designed layout.
Graham Marsh (1977), Greg Norman (1988), Peter Lonard (2005) and Aaron Baddeley (2006) have been previous champions over one of the PGA Tour’s most highly regarded venues.
Bruce Devlin, Greg Norman (twice), Ian Baker Finch and Aaron Baddeley have also been runner-up in the event.
This year Cameron Smith and Cameron Davis get their chance to add to that record, Smith playing here perhaps to repay an opportunity he was given back in 2015 when he did not have a card to play the PGA Tour and played the event on invite.
That year Smith finished a very impressive 15th in what was his first PGA Tour start in the US and although that has been his best finish and he has missed the cut in his last two starts there, Smith might still improve significantly on that debut performance. His 10th place finish last week suggests he is in good enough form to do so.
Davis gets to play Hilton Head for the first occasion, but he has played well enough in 2021 for him to perhaps continue the impressive record of Australians.
New Zealander Danny Lee is also in the field.
Dustin Johnson, Collin Morikawa, Patrick Cantlay and Webb Simpson are the players from the current top ten in the field.
Simpson is the defending champion and Cantlay has been twice third and one 7th in his three starts in the event.