RBC Heritage 2020: How to Watch, Livestream PGA Tour Event This Week

The PGA Tour returned a three-month hiatus with a bang last week, as Daniel Berger defeated Collin Morikawa in a playoff to clinch the Charles Schwab Challenge in Forth Worth, Texas.

The world's best golfers are back on the course Thursday, with the RBC Heritage set to get underway at Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

Originally scheduled for mid-April, the tournament was postponed by two months as the PGA Tour reshuffled the calendar in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

While the dates have been changed, the field has been expanded from 132 players to 155 participants and features eight of the current top 10 players in the world, including Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas, respectively the current top three players in the world.

Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson, who round up the top 5, are also among the participants, as are Patrick Reed, Webb Simpson and Xander Schauffele, the world No.6, No. 9 and No. 10 respectively.

After finishing lower than sixth just once in 10 starts since missing the cut at The Open Championship last July, McIlroy endured a difficult final round at Colonial last week, shooting a 4-above-par 74 to end tied for 32nd.

Despite the disappointing result, the Northern Irishman begins this tournament as the bookmakers' favorite as he makes his first appearance at Harbour Town in over a decade, with DeChambeau and Thomas second and third-favorite, respectively.

The former finished tied for third at Colonial last week but it was his physical transformation more than the result that caught the eye. The American spent long hours in the gym during lockdown, packing on 20 pounds in a bid to improve his drive. The efforts appear to have paid off so far, as DeChambeau averages a tour-best 323.8 yards per drive, 21 yards more than he did a year ago.

"My ultimate goal is to get as strong as I can, applying some force and speed to the swing to see what it can handle," he told reporters last week.

Even on a tight course like Colonial, DeChambeau's increased strength made the difference, but Harbour Town could prove trickier to negotiate.

Characterized by unforgiving small greens and tree-lined fairways that reward accuracy over power, the course isn't suited to the American's booming drives.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of the tournament.

When is the RBC Heritage?

Originally scheduled for April 16 to 19, the Charles Schwab Challenge runs from June 18 to June 21. The purse for this year's event stands at $7.1 million.

Where is the RBC Heritage?

As has been the case since its inauguration in 1969, the tournament is held at the Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The par-71 course stretches over 7,099 yards.

RBC Heritage TV coverage

The tournament will be broadcast by Golf Channel and CBS, with the latter carrying the final two rounds.

Thursday, June 18 (All times ET)

  • 3 - 6 p.m.—Golf Channel

Friday, June 19

  • 3 - 6 p.m.—Golf Channel

Saturday, June 20

  • 1 - 3 p.m.—Golf Channel
  • 3 - 6 p.m.—CBS

Sunday, June 21

  • 1 - 3 p.m.—Golf Channel
  • 3 - 6 p.m.—CBS

RBC Heritage livestream

All four days of the tournament can be watched on PGA Tour Live—beginning at 6:45 a.m. ET with featured groups and featured holes—and Golf Channel's digital platforms.

RBC Heritage odds

Rory McIlroy starts the tournament as an 11/1 favorite with both DraftKings and BetMGM and a 12/1 favorite with FanDuel.

Bryson DeChambeau is a 12/1 second-favorite with both DraftKings and BetMGM, while FanDuel has the American at 15/1.

DraftKings and BetMGM have Justin Thomas and Jon Rahm at 14/1 and 16/1 respectively, while FanDuel has the American at 17/1 and the Spaniard 19/1.

Xander Schauffele and Collin Morikawa, meanwhile, are 21/1 and 27/1 outsiders, respectively.

Bryson DeChambeau, PGA Tour
Bryson DeChambeau of the United States reacts to a missed putt on the 12th green during the final round of the Charles Schwab Challenge on June 14 at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. Ron Jenkins/Getty