Wesley Bryan, a native of South Carolina, captured his first ever PGA Tour victory by overcoming a four-shot deficit to win the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town.
Bryan didn’t wait to get moving on the leaderboard. He sandwiched a dazzling run of four straight birdies on No. 4 to No. 7 between two bogeys. He added two more birdies on the back nine and finished with a 4-under 67 to become the first South Carolina born golfer to win the RBC Heritage.
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“Of all places, right back here [South Carolina], it’s where the first one goes down,” Bryan said about winning on home ground. “I’m going to remember this one for a long time.”
Like any great competitor though, he’s already looking ahead.
“At the end of the day, it doesn’t really change anything other than I now have one PGA Tour victory,” Bryan said. “There are a lot of guys that have just one PGA Tour victory. My one goal is to get No. 2 at this point.”
Luke Donald fell just short of Bryan by one shot and will likely be thinking about what could have been. Donald double-bogeyed No. 2, but played clean golf the rest of the way with five birdies and no other bogeys, finishing with a 3-under 68.
“Obviously, it’s [Harbour Town] a place I feel comfortable and I like, and I’ve had a lot of success,” Donald said. “I’ve got to just keep pounding away. And hopefully I’ll get there.”
Patrick Cantlay, Ollie Schniederjans, and William McGirt all finished tied for third.
Jason Dufner, who led to start Sunday, had a disastrous day to say the least. He had four bogeys and a double-bogey with just one birdie, and shot a 5-over 76.
Peter Malnati provided the shot of the day with this beautiful ace!
The perfect club.
The perfect aim.
The perfect score.
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