29 Apr '11, 11pm

With this year's event over, Heritage knows time running out for sponsor

With this year's event over, Heritage knows time running out for sponsor

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- Without a title sponsor, the Heritage is on the clock. Last Sunday's final round at Harbour Towns Golf Links, when Brandt Snedeker happily slipped on his plaid champions coat and held the trophy high as fans applauded the thrilling finish, could have been The Heritage's last hoorah. The PGA Tour fixture since 1969 is without a title sponsor and desperately seeking the $8 million or so it would take to underwrite the tournament. Tour and event officials have called it imperative to find a backer for the world's best golfers to return in 2012. "I think just how special this is," Snedeker said. "Everybody in the field wants to come back here next year, not just me." Tournament Director Steve Wilmot knows his organization needs to make something happen -- and soon. He said players and prospective company representatives are saying positive things ab...

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