Wilmot: RBC Heritage moving forward on Hilton Head
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- RBC Heritage tournament director Steve Wilmot is glad the uncertainty for his PGA Tour event is over, even if his stomach hasn't fully settled from the nearly two-year search for a title sponsor.
Last week, the tour, the state of South Carolina and the Heritage Classic Foundation announced that Royal Bank of Canada had agreed to underwrite the cash-strapped event through 2016.
The Boeing Co. will be a local presenting sponsor, securing the Heritage's immediate future since Verizon's decision to stop sponsoring the event in the fall of 2009.
"People have no idea," Wilmot told The Associated Press by phone. "I went to work last Monday (June 13) not even thinking that this was on the radar."