MCI Heritage Raises Purse

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- The purse for this year's MCI Heritage will grow by $300,000 to a record $4.8 million, tournament officials announced.
 
Total money for the PGA Tour event has gone up every year since 1992, when it offered a payout of $1 million.
 
Tournament director Steve Wilmot says this year's winner will get a check for $864,000. That's an increase from the $810,000 last year's winner, Davis Love III, received.
 
'Increasing the purse again,' Wilmot said, 'should assure us of attracting another strong field.'
 
The tournament takes place April 15-18 at Harbour Town Golf Links.
 
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