2017 RBC Heritage Tournament Winner, Irmo native honored by State House of Representatives Tuesday
Irmo, SC (James Bowers) - In 2017, PGA golfer and Irmo native Wesley Bryan added to the growing legacy of South Carolina golfers when he bested a field of 74 other competitors to win the distinguished RBC Heritage tournament at Hilton Head Island’s Harbour Town Golf Links. With his victory, the 27-year-old Bryan became the first South Carolina native to claim the Heritage title. Members of the South Carolina House of Representatives honored the champion on Tuesday, when they declared March 13, 2018 “Wesley Bryan Day”.
Representative Chip Huggins presented Bryan with a framed copy of the resolution. Several members of Bryan’s family, including his wife, Elizabeth, were on hand to celebrate the occasion.
Wesley Bryan comes from a golfing family. His father, George Bryan, is a longtime instructor in the midlands, and Wesley and his brother, George, both played golf at the University of South Carolina after prep careers at Dutch Fork High School. Wesley won two collegiate events while at USC.
The Bryan Brothers have gained further notoriety with a YouTube channel which they utilize to showcase their skills on the course such as trick shots. Their videos have attracted millions of viewers and were even featured on the 2015 golf-themed reality show Big Break: The Palm Beaches Florida.
Wesley Bryan turned professional in 2012, and later won three events on the 2016 Web.com Tour to move up to the main PGA Tour. The RBC Heritage was his first victory at golf’s highest level. The win also qualifies Bryan for the 2018 Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia. Bryan is ranked 37th in the Official World Golf Rating, and experts expect him to have many more tournament wins in his PGA Tour career. The significance of the Heritage triumph was special due to his status as the first South Carolina resident to claim the prestigious title, and it was for this reason that the State House of Representatives chose to recognize Bryan.
For more information on Wesley Bryan, visit https://www.youtube.com/user/BryanBrosGolf