The host course the Thornblade Golf Club, the Green Valley Golf Club and the Reserve at Lake Keowee will be used in rotation over the opening three days of the event before returning to the Thornblade Golf Club after the 54 hole cut for the event's final day on Sunday.
Last year's five shot winner Mark Anderson is attempting to fry bigger fish on the PGA Tour now having gained access to the higher level courtesy mainly of his win last year.
With the absence of Carlos Ortiz this week, the current number two on this year's money list, Andrew Putnam, heads the field with # 4 Adam Hadwin and # 5 Jon Curran also teeing it up.
Also in the field are two former major champions, Shaun Micheel and Todd Hamilton.
With the three courses being used allowing for an expanded field the Australian contingent, the Australasian contingent is large.
Steve Alker, Steve Allan, Gavin Coles, Adam Crawford, Mathew Goggin, Nathan Green, Peter Lonard, James Nitties, Nick O'Hern, Cameron Percy, Alistair Presnell, Aron Price and Jake Younan.
Three Australians are currently inside the al important top twenty five on the money list although only Alistair Presnell (14th) is playing this week. Ashley Hall (17th) is not in the field and neither is Rod Pampling who is playing the PGA Tour event this week.