PGA to resume play, SJ native Steve Wilmot heads the RBC Heritage classic
Slowly the sports world tries to resume play and get back to what it does best, compete and entertain! The Coronavirus pandemic has disrupted are lives and stopped all non-essential businesses in its tracks. There are so many challenges that face each league and the players moving forward. Each sport is different and keeping the players healthy and safe is paramount to play. The leagues will have to modify rules and will have to follow CDC guidelines. Most sports will start play without fans in attendance. Most fans, given a choice, would be pleased to have sports back without the ability to attend live. The NBA, MLB, NHL and NFL are all still working on negotiating a financial deal with their players on issues dealing with health, safety and money.
The PGA, however, is ready to start next week with the Charles Schwab Challenge, in Fort Worth, Texas on June 13th. Next will be the RBC Heritage classic on June 16th through the 21st at Harbor Town Golf Links in Hilton Head South Island, South Carolina. Steve Wilmot, a South Jersey native from Moorestown, New Jersey where he was a three sport athlete, ironocally, golf was not one of those sports, is the tournament director of the RBC Heritage classic. Steve used to spend his summers in Ocean City, NJ and is a big Eagles, Sixers Flyers and Phillies fan. Tomorrow on The Locker Room with Billy Schweim, Steve will be our guest and we will talk with him about his South Jersey roots and his 34 years in being involved with the Heritage classic. Steve also was recently was elected to be vice chairman of the PGA tournament advisory counsel.
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