What to know about the 2021 RBC Heritage
RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing is always known as one of the “events of the year” on Hilton Head Island. But — like most other events in the time of COVID-19 — this year’s event is going to be a little different.
Limited tickets are being sold for each day of the PGA Tour stop, which runs April 12-18 at Harbour Town Golf Links in Sea Pines Resort. From a press release by RBC Heritage:
“The 2021 RBC Heritage will offer a unique and intimate experience for ticket buyers,” said Tournament Director Steve Wilmot. “ With fewer spectators on the course, fans will get a better viewing opportunity to watch the world’s best golfers play the iconic holes of Harbour Town Golf Links.”
Two main “general admission” ticket options are available to purchase: It’s only $20 for a ticket to the Pro-Am on Wednesday, April 14. This also includes access to the concession areas. For one-day access to the tournament grounds and concession areas Thursday-Sunday, you can purchase a Plaid Pass for $150. You can purchase tickets here.
Several COVID-19 safety protocols will also be in place at the tournament. Masks are mandatory, social distancing will be enforced and temperature checks and a COVID-19 questionnaire are required for entry to the grounds. A full list of the COVID-19 safety protocols that will be in place can be found here.
If you’d rather watch this year’s RBC Heritage from the safety and comfort of your own home, there are several ways to tune in on the action. If you have cable television, you can watch the RBC Heritage on NBC’s Golf Channel or on CBS.
Don’t have cable TV?
There are a variety of streaming services that will allow you to watch the RBC Heritage live — and many of them also have 7-day free trials, meaning you could watch the entire tournament for free. Some options include:
Paramount Plus (offers one-month free; gives access to CBS)
fuboTV (7-day free trial; access to NBC’s Golf Channel + CBS)
Sling TV ($25 for first month; access to NBC, NBCSN + Golf Channel)
Hulu + Live TV (7-day free trial; access to NBC’s Golf Channel + CBS)
Most of the local media — including WSAV, WTOC and The Island Packet — also typically have reporters and photographers at the RBC Heritage to provide live updates throughout the tournament. It’s unclear what the media coverage will look like for local media this year due to COVID-19.