US PGA Tour: 2012 RBC Heritage underway

THE 2012 US PGA Tour moved to the Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head, South Carolina, this week for the RBC Heritage golf championship.

Six Aussies are in the field, including US Masters competitors Geoff Ogilvy and Aaron Baddeley, battling for the trophy against stiff opposition including the likes of world No.1 Luke Donald, Jim Furyk and defending champion Brandt Snedeker.

After the first round Americans Chad Campbell, Vaughn Taylor and Colt Knost shared the lead at four under after posting 67’s.

In a tightly compacted leaderboard the veteran Furyk shared second place with three others while a further 3 were on 2-under and 13 on 1-under.

Australians Greg Chalmers and Marc Leishman were four shots off the lead after posting even-par opening rounds while Stuart Appleby and Baddeley were 2-over, Ogilvy and Nick O’Hern 3-over and Robert Allenby with some work to do at 7-over.

The 2012 RBC Heritage is being telecast live in Australian on Fox Sports with coverage from 5am to 8am Friday to Monday.

The 2012 RBC Heritage Leadreboard

The 2012 RBC Heritage Leadreboard

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Brian is an award winning golf writer and is the founder and editor of Australian Senior Golfer. A former Sydney journalist, he launched ASG in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Fred Couples and Karrie Webb. He has also reported on numerous amateur tournaments, particularly national senior and veteran events. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association and won the award for Best Golf News Report 2016 - 2017.

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