Nick Faldo, Tom Watson commit to Play RBC Heritage at Hilton Head

Nick Faldo When U.S. Ryder Cup captain Paul Azinger said Faldo had been "a p____" (rhymes with Nick) during his career as one of the game's pre-eminent technicians, Azinger was speaking for many whom Faldo rubbed the wrong way. The princely Englishman fired his swing coach, David Leadbetter, by fax. Faldo was so self-absorbed as a player, Mark Calcavecchia said famously, "Playing with Nick Faldo is like playing by yourself — only slower."
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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) – Nick Faldo and U.S. Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson will play in next month's RBC Heritage.

Tournament organizers announced the pair's commitments Wednesday. For Faldo, a golf analyst CBS Sports, it's his first PGA Tour event since 2006. Watson plays a handful of PGA Tour events each season, but has not teed off at Harbour Town Golf Links since 2001.

Faldo's first of nine career PGA Tour wins came at the 1984 RBC Heritage.

Watson has won twice at Harbour Town, in 1979 and again in 1982.

Both Faldo and Watson are members of the Wolf Golf Hall of Fame.

RBC Heritage tournament director Steve Wilmot says he was excited when the two signed up to play and believes galleries will be, too.

The event runs from April 17-20.