HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SOUTH CAROLINA | The distance from Augusta National Golf Club to the Harbour Town Golf Links on the toe-end of this shoe-shaped island is 143.7 miles, according to Google.
It’s a pleasant enough drive, one that winds through an old nuclear-power site where there used to be signs instructing travelers not to stop or slow down while passing through.
As golf journeys go, it’s the most dramatic 143 miles in the game, the stressed-out energy of Masters week slowly melting away as the miles go by and the pine trees are replaced by moss-draped live oaks.
Fitting the RBC Heritage into the week after the Masters is a bit of brilliant simplicity, like a cool drink after a long, hard workout.
“This week is so much more relaxed than last,” Billy Horschel said. “I (was) talking about it early in the week where you’re just so excited to get to Augusta, can’t wait to play, and by maybe the middle of the week or after the first week, gosh, this place just drives me insane. You know, like we can't wait for the week to b...
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