The Verizon Heritage is celebrating its 41th year at Harbour Town Golf Links, April 13 – 19. If you haven’t booked a Heritage home or villa – do it NOW. Yes, this is one of the busiest times on the island but it’s also one of the greatest. Since it promises to be another sellout (135,000+ fans), call for tickets or go on line.
Defending champion Boo Weekley has now joined Davis Love III and the late Payne Stewart as the only players in Verizon Heritage history to successfully defend their titles. And he is definitely not your typical cool and collected Tour professional. He got his nickname from the cartoon hero Yogi Bear’s sidekick, “Boo Boo Bear.” An avid hunter and fisherman, his sponsors include the outdoors apparel company Mossy Oak, which specializes in camouflage outfits, Big Buck Sports and Bass Pro Shops.
The purse this year has been raised to $5.7 million, with the winner walking away with a check for over $1 million and 25,000 FedEx Cup points. The purse for the first Heritage, which was held on Thanksgiving weekend, was a little smaller. In 1969, Arnold Palmer ended a 14-month victory drought and banked $20,000.
As tournament director Steve Wilmot likes to remind everyone, the Verizon Heritage is a charitable event. In 2008 the Heritage Classic Foundation distributed almost $1.8 million to charities, the arts, colleges via scholarships, and medical centers.
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