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Published on June 17, 2020

Tidelands Health team members to be honored at PGA tournament in Hilton Head

Fourteen Tidelands Health team members will be honored for their selfless commitment, sacrifice and courage amid the COVID-19 pandemic at the 52nd RBC Heritage golf tournament, which begins Thursday in Hilton Head.

As part of an effort by the PGA Tour to recognize the tireless efforts of health care workers during the pandemic, the names of South Carolina health care workers will be inscribed on the back of RBC Heritage caddie bibs alongside player names. Some of the tournament’s biggest names, including Webb Simpson, Brooks Koepka and Davis Love III, will represent Tidelands Health team members.

“We applaud the PGA Tour for spotlighting health care workers for their commitment and sacrifice during the pandemic,” said Bruce Bailey, president and CEO of Tidelands Health. “Our Tidelands Health team members have been on the front lines of the battle with COVID-19, and it’s great to see their efforts recognized in such a visible way.”

The Tidelands Health team members and their pairings:

Tidelands Health team member

PGA player

Dr. Robert Craven

Brooks Koepka

Dr. William Richmond

Davis Love III

Nichole Stacy

Matt Wallace

Naomi Thomas

Ryan Palmer

Dr. Mitchell Devlin

Doc Redman

Dr. Lash Springs

Graeme McDowell

Kathy Dowling

Chesson Hadley

Jeff Malinski

Nate Lashley

Hannah Schenk

Andrew Landry

Greg Nobles

Bernhard Langer

Gina Trotter

Webb Simpson

Dr. Desmond Young

Kevin Streelman

Cynthia Dominick

Jason Day

Charlotte Shackleford

Brian Gay


 The Heritage Classic Foundation, the nonprofit organization that hosts the golf tournament, has also launched a “Plaid Pledge” initiative to raise money to support physicians, nurses and health care providers.

PGA Tour professionals, South Carolina leaders and RBC Heritage supporters have joined the pledge and will be highlighting the stories of select health care workers on social media to encourage people to make a donation. Proceeds will be split between the South Carolina Hospital Association Foundation and the Heritage Classic Foundation for distribution to charity partners.

Learn more about the Plaid Pledge at

Individuals interested in supporting Tidelands Health directly can go to for more information.

The RBC Heritage tournament will be broadcast on the Golf Channel Thursday and Friday, with CBS picking up primary coverage of the final two rounds on Saturday and Sunday.


Tidelands Health is the region’s largest health care provider and MUSC Health affiliate, serving the Carolinas at four hospitals and more than 60 outpatient locations. More than 2,500 employee, physician and volunteer partners work side by side with our communities to transform the health of our region – promoting wellness, preventing illness, encouraging recovery and restoring health.