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RBC Heritage 2018

DATES: April 12-15
SITE: Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head, South Carolina
PRIZE MONEY: $6,700,000

Round 4 - Satoshi Kodaira wins RBC Heritage in playoff

April 15, 2018

Japan's Satoshi Kodaira birdied the third playoff hole to defeat South Korea's Kim Si-woo and win the Heritage tournament on Sunday for his first US PGA Tour victory.

The 28-year-old from Tokyo had won six times on the Japan Tour, most recently at last November's Taiheiyo Masters, but captured the biggest title of his career with a birdie at the par-3 17th at Harbor Town in Hilton Head, South Carolina.

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World number 46 Kodaira was coming off his best major showing, and what had been his top US result, with a share of 28th at last week's Masters.

Kim and Kodaira both finished 72 holes at 12-under-par 272, one stroke ahead of Americans Luke List and Bryson DeChambeau with Billy Horschel and Webb Simpson on 274.

Kodaira and 51st-ranked Kim began the playoff by replaying the 18th hole. Both parred twice more as they had in the final round, forcing the showdown to a third extra hole, the par-3 17th.

Both had made bogeys at 17 in the final round but Kodaira solved the tricky hole for the victory.

Kim, 22, was denied his third US PGA title after wins in 2016 at Greensboro and last May at the Players Championship.

Kodaira, who shot 63 Friday, fired a final-round five-under-par 66 to charge into the hunt. He opened with three birdies, began the back nine with another then sank birdie putts of 28 feet at the par-3 14th and 10 feet at the par-5 15th but missed the 17th green and made bogey.

He still needed the leaders in the final group to back up and that's what they did, Kim firing a par 71 while List shot 72 and 54-hole leader Ian Poulter of Britain closed on 75 -- threesomes being used in a bid to finish before predicted storms arrived.

Kim blasted out of greenside bunkers to within five feet to birdie the par-5 second and fifth holes, then holed out from 22 feet at the ninth to make the turn on 15 under.

But Kim stumbled with bogeys at the par-4 12th, missing an 11-foot par putt, and par-5 15th, where he never found the fairway and missed a 4-footer for par, leaving him only one stroke ahead of List and Kodaira.

Kim missed a 5-foot par putt at the par-3 17th for a bogey that dropped him level with Kodaira as he reached the 18th green.

List had bogeys on three of his prior four holes but blasted out of a bunker at 17 and made a 4-foot par putt to stand one back entering 18.

List dropped his approach 10 feet from the cup but missed his birdie putt to miss the playoffs.

Kim placed his approach six feet from the cup but missed his birdie putt, setting up the playoff.

Poulter saw his title hopes collapse with five bogeys on the back nine, fading at the end of his sixth consecutive week of playing to a final-round 75.

The 42-year-old Englishman missed the 10th green on his approach to set up a bogey, then missed an 8-footer for par at 13 and found water off the tee at the par-3 14th for back-to-back bogeys, which he also had at 16 and 17.

Poulter, who won the Houston Open two weeks ago to earn a Masters berth, shared seventh with Americans Bill Haas, Kevin Streelman, Patrick Cantlay, Chesson Hadley and Kevin Kisner and South Korea's An Byeong-hun on 275.

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Satoshi Kodaira
JPN
-12
73
63
70
66
272
2
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
-12
68
65
68
71
272
T3
Bryson DeChambeau
USA
-11
68
64
75
66
273
T3
Luke List
USA
-11
70
64
67
72
273

Scores

Round 3 - Ian Poulter takes lead in South Carolina

April 14, 2018

Britain's Ian Poulter, seeking his second title in three weeks, fired a four-under-par 64 to seize a one-stroke lead after Saturday's third round of the US PGA Heritage Classic.

The 42-year-old Englishman, who won the Houston Open two weeks ago to earn a berth in last week's Masters, fired his second consecutive bogey-free round to stand on 13-under par 200 after 54 holes at Harbor Town in Hilton Head, South Carolina.

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"Clean card. That's what's keeping me up there," Poulter said. "I'm driving it well. I feel comfortable with my irons."

South Korea's Kim Si-woo and American Luke List shared second on 201 and will play alongside Poulter in Sunday's final round, when threesomes will be used with early tee times in a bid to finish before expected storms arrive.

Taiwan's C.T. Pan and American Billy Horschel were another stroke back on 202.

Poulter, playing for the sixth week in a row as a result of his last-chance qualifying for the Masters, has gone 45 holes without a bogey since his ninth hole in Thursday's opening round.

"Still standing," Poulter said. "It's unusual I play six weeks in a row. I can muster up another day's hard graft and see if we can pull it out of the bag again."

Poulter, who shared 44th last week at Augusta National in the year's first major tournament, blasted out of a bunker to three feet and birdied the par-5 fifth, then sank a 15-foot birdie putt at the par-4 sixth.

While Poulter birdied the 12th and 13th as well, he said he key back-nine holes were par saves at the par-3 14th and 17th. At 14 he missed the green but dropped his second shot three feet from the cup and at 17 he blasted from a bunker and sank a testy 6-footer for par.

"The par-3 pars on the back nine were key," Poulter said. "Those two saves were the key to my round."

The only Englishman to win the Heritage was Nick Faldo, who in 1984 made it his first US triumph. Poulter's first US victory was at Houston.

Kim, last year's Players Championship winner who took his first US PGA title at Greensboro in 2016, fired a 68 with five birdies, including all three par-5 holes.

List, who blasted 41 feet out of a rear greenside bunker to birdie the ninth, fired a 67 to seize second. He seeks his first PGA title after losing a Honda Classic playoff to Justin Thomas in February.

"It didn't feel like I lost it. It felt like he beat me," List said. "That's definitely one of those sitiuations I'll draw on tomorrow."

Pan, who also seeks his first US PGA crown, capped a run of four birdies in five holes by sinking a 27-foot birdie putt at the par-3 17th but found a bunker on his approach and took bogey at 18, still worth a spot in Sunday's penultimate trio.

"This is not my first time being in this position. I feel comfortable having experienced it before," Pan said. "I want to play well tomorrow and hopefully win the title for sure."

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Ian Poulter
ENG
-13
69
64
67
200
T2
Luke List
USA
-12
70
64
67
201
T2
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
-12
68
65
68
201
T4
Billy Horschel
USA
-11
66
69
67
202
T4
Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
-11
70
65
67
202
T6
Chesson Hadley
USA
-10
66
68
69
203
T6
Kevin Kisner
USA
-10
69
68
66
203
8
Rory Sabbatini
RSA
-9
64
70
70
204
T9
Danny Lee
NZL
-8
69
66
70
205
T9
Matt Kuchar
USA
-8
66
70
69
205
T9
Ryan Moore
USA
-8
69
69
67
205

Round 2 - Bryson DeChambeau edges ahead of Kim & Poulter

April 13, 2018

American Bryson DeChambeau fired a seven-under-par 64 Friday to seize a one-stroke lead over Britain's Ian Poulter and South Korean Kim Si-woo at the US PGA Heritage tournament.

DeChambeau, who won his first PGA title at last year's John Deere Classic, stood on 10-under 132 after 36 holes at Hilton Head, South Carolina, in the traditional return to tour golf after last week's Masters.

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After sharing 38th last week at Augusta National, DeChambeau opened on 68 and followed with another low-scoring round, making birdies on four of the last six holes.

DeChambeau reached the green in two at the par-5 second and holed a 10-foot eagle putt, but never found the fairway in making bogey at the third. He answered with back-to-back birdies on 3-foot putts at the par-5 fifth and par-4 sixth, then added another at the eighth before a lost ball off the ninth tee led to another bogey.

Closing with a flourish, DeChambeau birdied 13, the par-5 15th, 16 and the par-3 17th on a 12-foot putt to grab the lead. After finding a bunker at 18, he sank a testy 12-footer for par to keep the second-round lead.

Kim began on the back nine and birdied 13 from 18 feet, then suffered a triple-bogey at the par-3 14th. He was imposed a two-shot penalty for touching sand with his hand in a bunker while thinking he was on the greenside fringe.

"This might be the first time I played so well with a triple bogey," Kim said through a translator. "I think that made me play more aggressively so I'm very happy with my round."

Kim answered with birdies on his next three holes, an eight-footer at 15, a four-footer at 16 and a tap-in at the par-3 17th.

He then opened the front nine, his second nine of the round, with three consecutive birdies -- a 25-foot putt at one, a four-footer at two and a bomb from 43 feet at the third.

Kim then birdied the par-5 fifth from three feet and closed on birdie at the ninth, blasting from a greenside bunker off the tee to six feet and making the putt for a 65.

"I had a really good run," Kim said. "I was happy with how I played."

Poulter felt much the same after shooting a bogey-free 64 in his sixth consecutive week of golf after winning the Houston Open two weeks ago to qualify for the Masters.

"It's nice. If you keep bogeys off your card you're generally going to have a good round. You have to be on your game," Poulter said.

The Englishman, who will take next week off, began with a birdie at the 10th, added another at 15 and closed his outward nine with back-to-back birdies at 17 and 18. After short birdie putts at the first and fifth he drained a 17-footer for birdie at the par-3 seventh. to join Kim on 133.

"My form has been pretty consistent," Poulter said. "Confidence is definitely there. I feel like I can be more aggressive. That helps a lot. I can free myself up and start attacking pins."

Sharing fourth on 134 were South Africa's Rory Sabbatini and Americans Chesson Hadley, Brandt Snedeker and Luke List.

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Bryson DeChambeau
USA
-10
68
64
132
T2
Ian Poulter
ENG
-9
69
64
133
T2
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
-9
68
65
133
T4
Brandt Snedeker
USA
-8
70
64
134
T4
Chesson Hadley
USA
-8
66
68
134
T4
Luke List
USA
-8
70
64
134
T4
Rory Sabbatini
RSA
-8
64
70
134
T8
Bill Haas
USA
-7
69
66
135
T8
Billy Horschel
USA
-7
66
69
135
T8
Charles Howell III
USA
-7
68
67
135
T8
Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
-7
70
65
135
T8
Danny Lee
NZL
-7
69
66
135

Round 1 - Rory Sabbatini takes 2-stroke lead in RBC Heritage

April 12, 2018

Rory Sabbatini has taken a two-stroke lead in the RBC Heritage, having shot a 7-under 64, his lowest round ever at Harbour Town Golf Links. Sabbatini made the most of the perfect, windless conditions on a typically wind-swept course.

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He birdied four holes on his front nine having started on the 10th, made a 52-foot putt on the par-3 14th and his approach on the signature 18th set up another birdie.

''I think anytime you can birdie 18 on this golf course, it's key because 18 is not a very forgiving hole,'' he said.

Sabbatini, who last won on Tour in 2011, closed with consecutive birdies on the 8th and 9th for a 64 beating his previous best round of 66 in the 2009 final round when he finished T8.

''All things considered, the course is probably as easy as I've ever seen it play,'' he said.

All this from a player who hurt his back on Sunday working on his stance.

Matt Kuchar, Billy Horschel, Chesson Hadley and John Huh shot 66s and are tied in second place.

''Once you get on these greens, you feel like you have a chance to make putts,'' Kuchar said. ''To come from last week where getting on the green doesn't mean much, you still have a lot of work to go.''

Dustin Johnson made a run of four birdies, but closed with a 69 and is tied for 20th.

''I haven't played here in a while, so it's definitely a little bit different being here,'' Johnson said.

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
Total
1
Rory Sabbatini
RSA
-7
64
64
T2
Billy Horschel
USA
-5
66
66
T2
Chesson Hadley
USA
-5
66
66
T2
John Huh
USA
-5
66
66
T2
Matt Kuchar
USA
-5
66
66
T6
Harris English
USA
-4
67
67
T6
Jonas Blixt
SWE
-4
67
67
T6
Martin Laird
SCO
-4
67
67
T6
Patrick Cantlay
USA
-4
67
67
T10
Brice Garnett
USA
-3
68
68
T10
Bryson DeChambeau
USA
-3
68
68
T10
Cameron Smith
AUS
-3
68
68
T10
Charles Howell III
USA
-3
68
68
T10
Fabian Gomez
ARG
-3
68
68
T10
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
-3
68
68
T10
Nick Watney
USA
-3
68
68
T10
Peter Malnati
USA
-3
68
68
T10
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
-3
68
68
T10
Xander Schauffele
USA
-3
68
68

Scores

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Satoshi Kodaira
JPN
-12
73
63
70
66
272
2
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
-12
68
65
68
71
272
T3
Bryson DeChambeau
USA
-11
68
64
75
66
273
T3
Luke List
USA
-11
70
64
67
72
273
T5
Billy Horschel
USA
-10
66
69
67
72
274
T5
Webb Simpson
USA
-10
69
68
69
68
274
T7
Bill Haas
USA
-9
69
66
71
69
275
T7
Byeong-Hun An
KOR
-9
73
67
66
69
275
T7
Chesson Hadley
USA
-9
66
68
69
72
275
T7
Ian Poulter
ENG
-9
69
64
67
75
275
T7
Kevin Kisner
USA
-9
69
68
66
72
275
T7
Kevin Streelman
USA
-9
70
70
67
68
275
T7
Patrick Cantlay
USA
-9
67
72
68
68
275
T14
Jonas Blixt
SWE
-8
67
73
67
69
276
T14
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
-8
69
71
69
67
276
T16
Beau Hossler
USA
-7
70
69
70
68
277
T16
Dustin Johnson
USA
-7
69
69
72
67
277
T16
Emiliano Grillo
ARG
-7
72
66
69
70
277
T16
J. J. Henry
USA
-7
72
69
69
67
277
T16
Ryan Moore
USA
-7
69
69
67
72
277
T16
Scott Piercy
USA
-7
71
65
71
70
277
T16
Ted Potter Jr.
USA
-7
72
66
69
70
277
T23
Brandt Snedeker
USA
-6
70
64
72
72
278
T23
Brian Harman
USA
-6
70
68
69
71
278
T23
Bud Cauley
USA
-6
71
68
71
68
278
T23
Charley Hoffman
USA
-6
72
69
66
71
278
T23
Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
-6
70
65
67
76
278
T23
John Huh
USA
-6
66
74
69
69
278
T23
Matt Kuchar
USA
-6
66
70
69
73
278
T23
Rory Sabbatini
RSA
-6
64
70
70
74
278
T23
Tyrone van Aswegen
RSA
-6
73
69
66
70
278
T32
Cameron Smith
AUS
-5
68
68
74
69
279
T32
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
-5
72
68
67
72
279
T32
Harris English
USA
-5
67
73
74
65
279
T32
Lucas Glover
USA
-5
74
65
67
73
279
T32
Martin Laird
SCO
-5
67
69
70
73
279
T32
Nick Watney
USA
-5
68
72
70
69
279
T32
Rod Pampling
AUS
-5
72
70
67
70
279
T32
Xander Schauffele
USA
-5
68
68
71
72
279
T40
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
-4
70
72
72
66
280
T40
Russell Knox
SCO
-4
70
72
68
70
280
T42
Andrew Landry
USA
-3
69
68
69
75
281
T42
Brice Garnett
USA
-3
68
68
72
73
281
T42
Michael Thompson
USA
-3
74
65
71
71
281
T42
Ollie Schniederjans
USA
-3
73
69
68
71
281
T42
Stewart Cink
USA
-3
70
70
70
71
281
T42
Wesley Bryan
USA
-3
69
71
71
70
281
T42
Zach Johnson
USA
-3
70
70
71
70
281
49
Francesco Molinari
ITA
-2
73
69
69
71
282
T50
Austin Cook
USA
-1
71
68
72
72
283
T50
Doc Redman
USA
-1
71
71
69
72
283
T50
Fabian Gomez
ARG
-1
68
71
71
73
283
T50
Jonathan Byrd
USA
-1
71
71
68
73
283
T50
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
-1
68
68
71
76
283
T55
Aaron Baddeley
AUS
Par
73
69
70
72
284
T55
Ben Martin
USA
Par
74
68
73
69
284
T55
Charles Howell III
USA
Par
68
67
73
76
284
T55
Chris Kirk
USA
Par
70
70
70
74
284
T55
Danny Lee
NZL
Par
69
66
70
79
284
T55
Graeme McDowell
NIR
Par
73
69
72
70
284
T55
K. J. Choi
KOR
Par
69
70
72
73
284
T55
Keith Mitchell
USA
Par
71
71
73
69
284
T55
Matthew Every
USA
Par
73
66
70
75
284
T55
Ryan Armour
USA
Par
71
71
69
73
284
T55
Scott Stallings
USA
Par
74
68
71
71
284
T55
Tom Hoge
USA
Par
70
67
71
76
284
T67
Brian Stuard
USA
1
69
68
75
73
285
T67
Kevin Tway
USA
1
71
71
70
73
285
T67
Peter Malnati
USA
1
68
70
73
74
285
T70
Brian Gay
USA
2
71
71
71
73
286
T70
Jim Furyk
USA
2
70
70
73
73
286
T70
William McGirt
USA
2
71
70
71
74
286
73
Martin Kaymer
GER
4
69
73
72
74
288
T74
David Lingmerth
SWE
5
71
71
73
74
289
T74
Davis Love III
USA
5
73
69
74
73
289
76
Ryan Palmer
USA
6
73
65
74
78
290
77
Michael Kim
KOR
8
76
66
76
74
292
CUT
Davis Love IV
USA
1
77
66
-
-
143
CUT
J. J. Spaun
USA
1
71
72
-
-
143
CUT
Jason Dufner
USA
1
71
72
-
-
143
CUT
John Senden
AUS
1
69
74
-
-
143
CUT
Kelly Kraft
USA
1
71
72
-
-
143
CUT
Kevin Chappell
USA
1
73
70
-
-
143
CUT
Kevin Na
USA
1
74
69
-
-
143
CUT
Luke Donald
ENG
1
76
67
-
-
143
CUT
Marc Leishman
AUS
1
72
71
-
-
143
CUT
Patton Kizzire
USA
1
71
72
-
-
143
CUT
Robert Garrigus
USA
1
72
71
-
-
143
CUT
Steve Marino
USA
1
74
69
-
-
143
CUT
Blayne Barber
USA
2
74
70
-
-
144
CUT
Bob Estes
USA
2
74
70
-
-
144
CUT
Chris Stroud
USA
2
73
71
-
-
144
CUT
Grayson Murray
USA
2
74
70
-
-
144
CUT
Harold Varner III
USA
2
72
72
-
-
144
CUT
Jason Kokrak
USA
2
71
73
-
-
144
CUT
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
2
72
72
-
-
144
CUT
Robert Streb
USA
2
73
71
-
-
144
CUT
Ross Fisher
ENG
2
77
67
-
-
144
CUT
Ryan Blaum
USA
2
74
70
-
-
144
CUT
Sam Saunders
USA
2
70
74
-
-
144
CUT
Scott Brown
USA
2
70
74
-
-
144
CUT
Billy Hurley III
USA
3
74
71
-
-
145
CUT
Colt Knost
USA
3
72
73
-
-
145
CUT
Corey Conners
CAN
3
74
71
-
-
145
CUT
D. A. Points
USA
3
72
73
-
-
145
CUT
Hudson Swafford
USA
3
75
70
-
-
145
CUT
Philip Knowles
USA
3
71
74
-
-
145
CUT
Richy Werenski
USA
3
71
74
-
-
145
CUT
Sean O'Hair
USA
3
71
74
-
-
145
CUT
Anirban Lahiri
IND
4
72
74
-
-
146
CUT
Brandon Harkins
USA
4
76
70
-
-
146
CUT
Charl Schwartzel
RSA
4
79
67
-
-
146
CUT
Glen Day
USA
4
77
69
-
-
146
CUT
Nick Taylor
CAN
4
73
73
-
-
146
CUT
Paul Casey
ENG
4
75
71
-
-
146
CUT
Tyrrell Hatton
ENG
4
75
71
-
-
146
CUT
Sam Ryder
USA
5
71
76
-
-
147
CUT
Carl Pettersson
SWE
6
75
73
-
-
148
CUT
Cody Gribble
USA
6
75
73
-
-
148
CUT
Jeff Maggert
USA
6
76
72
-
-
148
CUT
Geoff Ogilvy
AUS
7
73
76
-
-
149
CUT
Jon Curran
USA
7
78
71
-
-
149
CUT
Martin Flores
USA
7
75
74
-
-
149
CUT
James Hahn
USA
8
75
75
-
-
150
CUT
Chad Campbell
USA
9
76
75
-
-
151
CUT
Vaughn Taylor
USA
9
75
76
-
-
151
CUT
David Hearn
CAN
10
81
71
-
-
152
CUT
Greg Chalmers
AUS
10
76
76
-
-
152
CUT
Steve Scott
USA
11
80
73
-
-
153
CUT
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
11
74
79
-
-
153
CUT
Derek Fathauer
USA
15
81
76
-
-
157
RET
Chris Couch
USA
Par
79
-
-
-
79

 




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