The golf world is still coming down from the excitement of a great Masters tournament. However, many players are going back to the grind for the RBC Heritage on Thursday, April 12. While many of the biggest names in golf are taking a much-needed break, the RBC Heritage does boast enough star power to make it worth watching. A number of big names in the field should add some clout to the tournament that immediately follows the Masters.
Here are some notable names that are taking part in the RBC Heritage:
The biggest star in the tournament is Luke Donald. The world's top ranked player struggled at the Masters but did turn in a nice final round. Donald will look to put that loss behind him and try and move forward with the rest of his season. He already has a win in 2012 and this is the kind of tournament that should help him succeed. I would be surprised if he wasn't near the top of the leaderboard at the end.
Aside from Donald, the biggest names come in the form of a few past major winners. Padraig Harrington was impressive in his performance at the Masters and is looking to prove that he is on his way back to the top. Ernie Els, John Daly, Jim Furyk, Davis Love III, and David Duval are among the other past major winners to take part in the event. A couple of past champions at the RBC Heritage also lend quality to the event. Guys like Brandt Snedeker and Aaron Baddeley have had success here in the past and could do so again.
Aside from these players, golf fans can follow a number of other stars. Webb Simpson, Bill Haas, and Rickie Fowler are among the young stars that haven't won a major yet but have earned a solid reputation on the PGA Tour. Older guys like Chris DiMarco, Scott Verplank, and Stuart Appleby are older fan favorites. Together, these players form a pretty solid field for an event that normally doesn't attract the biggest names in golf.* - Mark Paul is an avid golf fan. He has watched and played the game since high school.
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