RBC Heritage R1

Cameron Smith takes opening lead in South Carolina

RBC Heritage 2021 R1
April 15-18
Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head, South Carolina
$7,100,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4

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Cameron Smith opened with a career low round of 9-under 62 in overcast and breezy conditions to take the lead at Harbour Town on Thursday. He had previously scored 63s three times on the PGA.


RBC Heritage 2021 R1

Smith finished tied for 10th at the Masters last week, his second best result in five months following his second place at the Masters in November last year.

“I feel like Augusta really gets my mind going, my creativity going.”


RBC Heritage 2021 R1

Smith has never finished higher than 15th in five starts at Harbour Town and twice missed the cut the last two years.

“I feel like after last week, I feel like chipping around here is almost like a breeze,” said Smith. “I was so scared last week on almost every chip shot, and I feel like I can be really aggressive around here.


RBC Heritage 2021 R1

“I don’t know, I just feel really comfortable. Mentally, I feel very free out there. I feel like I can hit the shot that I need to hit and going ahead and trying to execute it. I just feel like every shot I’m hitting, I’m putting 100 percent into it, and on a day like today, it’s really rewarding.”

Trailing by one shot is Stewart Cink, two-times former champion, whose 63 earlier in the day was his lowest score in 75 career rounds of the RBC Heritage in spite of opening with a bogey after finding the water at the 10th.


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RBC Heritage 2021 R1

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
1
Cameron Smith
-9
62
2
Stewart Cink *
-8
63
T3
Matt Wallace *
-6
65
T3
Collin Morikawa
-6
65
T5
Charles Howell III
-5
66
T5
Billy Horschel *
-5
66
T5
Harold Varner III *
-5
66
T8
Daniel Berger *
-4
67
T8
Austin Cook
-4
67
T8
Kevin Streelman
-4
67
T8
Tom Hoge
-4
67
T8
Lucas Glover *
-4
67
T8
Corey Conners
-4
67
T8
Mackenzie Hughes *
-4
67
T8
Brian Harman
-4
67
T8
Kyoung-Hoon Lee *
-4
67
T17
Danny Willett *
-3
68
T17
Sergio Garcia
-3
68
T17
Adam Schenk
-3
68
T17
Vaughn Taylor *
-3
68
T17
Carlos Ortiz
-3
68
T17
Robert Streb *
-3
68
T17
Wesley Bryan
-3
68
T17
Danny Lee *
-3
68
T17
Charley Hoffman *
-3
68
T17
Brian Gay *
-3
68
T17
Sung Kang *
-3
68
T17
Sungjae Im
-3
68
T17
Troy Merritt
-3
68
T17
Will Zalatoris *
-3
68
T17
Michael Thompson
-3
68
T17
Branden Grace *
-3
68
T17
Emiliano Grillo *
-3
68
T17
Matthew NeSmith *
-3
68
T35
Abraham Ancer
-2
69
T35
Scott Harrington *
-2
69
T35
Brandt Snedeker
-2
69
T35
Brice Garnett *
-2
69
T35
Richy Werenski *
-2
69
T35
Kevin Tway *
-2
69
T35
Nick Taylor
-2
69
T35
Cameron Davis
-2
69
T35
Camilo Villegas
-2
69
T35
Russell Henley *
-2
69
T35
Ian Poulter *
-2
69
T46
Hudson Swafford *
-1
70
T46
Scott Piercy *
-1
70
T46
Wyndham Clark *
-1
70
T46
Brian Stuard
-1
70
T46
Shane Lowry *
-1
70
T46
Brendon Todd
-1
70
T46
Harris English
-1
70
T46
Chris Kirk *
-1
70
T46
Sepp Straka *
-1
70
T46
Ryan Moore
-1
70
T46
Rafael Campos
-1
70
T46
Kyle Stanley
-1
70
T46
Andrew Putnam
-1
70
T46
Andrew Landry *
-1
70
T46
Jim Furyk *
-1
70
T46
Doug Ghim *
-1
70
T46
Dustin Johnson *
-1
70
T46
Matt Kuchar *
-1
70
T46
Robert MacIntyre
-1
70
T46
Christiaan Bezuidenhout *
-1
70
T46
Rory Sabbatini
-1
70
T67
Lee Westwood
E
71
T67
Alex Noren *
E
71
T67
Matt Fitzpatrick *
E
71
T67
Si Woo Kim
E
71
T67
Russell Knox
E
71
T67
Chase Seiffert *
E
71
T67
Maverick McNealy
E
71
T67
Harry Higgs
E
71
T67
Dylan Frittelli *
E
71
T67
Jason Dufner *
E
71
T67
Anirban Lahiri *
E
71
T67
Patrick Cantlay
E
71
T67
Webb Simpson
E
71
T67
Tyler Duncan
E
71
T81
Sebastián Muñoz
1
72
T81
Pat Perez *
1
72
T81
Ryan Armour *
1
72
T81
Sam Burns *
1
72
T81
Bo Hoag *
1
72
T81
Tom Lewis
1
72
T81
Cheng Tsung Pan
1
72
T81
Kevin Kisner
1
72
T81
Aaron Wise
1
72
T81
Byeong Hun An *
1
72
T81
Nick Watney *
1
72
T81
Henrik Norlander *
1
72
T81
John Augenstein *
1
T81
Bill Haas
1
72
T81
Zach Johnson
1
72
T81
Michael Kim *
1
72
T81
Satoshi Kodaira *
1
72
T81
Patrick Rodgers
1
72
T99
Peter Malnati
2
73
T99
Scott Stallings
2
73
T99
Hunter Mahan *
2
73
T99
Martin Trainer
2
73
T99
Adam Long
2
73
T99
Graeme McDowell
2
73
T99
Luke Donald
2
73
T99
Ted Potter, Jr.
2
73
T99
Robby Shelton
2
73
T99
Denny McCarthy *
2
73
T99
Mark Hubbard *
2
73
T99
Tommy Gibson *
2
T99
Scott Brown
2
73
T99
Bo Van Pelt
2
73
T99
Tyrrell Hatton
2
73
T114
J.T. Poston
3
74
T114
Davis Love III *
3
74
T114
Ben Martin *
3
74
T114
Beau Hossler *
3
74
T114
Paul Casey
3
74
T114
Kevin Na *
3
74
T114
William McGirt
3
74
T114
Patton Kizzire *
3
74
T114
Chesson Hadley
3
74
T114
Luke List
3
74
T124
Xinjun Zhang *
4
75
T124
Chez Reavie *
4
75
T124
Jim Herman *
4
75
T124
William Gordon
4
75
T128
K.J. Choi
5
76
T128
Tommy Fleetwood
5
76
T128
Michael Gligic
5
76
T128
Adam Hadwin *
5
76
T128
Brandon Hagy
5
76
133
Bryson Nimmer *
9
80
134
Doc Redman *
10
81
* Player started on the back nine
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