The 49th annual RBC Heritage started with a bang. Literally.
As part of the opening ceremonies, defending champion Branden Grace launched a golf ball into the Calibogue Sound in unison with a cannon shot. Those two shots officially begin tournament week at Hilton Head.
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“Man, its good to be back. This is such a special place for me. Hopefully I can defend my title well this week,” said Grace at the ceremony.
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Additionally, to honor Arnold Palmer, winner of the inaugural Hilton Head event, tournament organizers also had Sam Saunders, Arnie’s grandson, launch one (a real cannon ball) into the Sound.
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