Friday, April 18, 2014

2014 RBC Heritage at Harbour Town - Kuchar Chips In To Win

Matt Kuchar at media interview after Thursday
Jordan Spieth walks by the RBC logo on Hole No. 10
The Thursday round at the RBC Heritage of Golf renewed the long tradition of PGA players coming to this sea island town on the coast of South Carolina. Hilton Head's popularity has made it one of the fastest growing urban areas on the East Coast, and the southernmost development on HHI called Sea Pines continues to shine today as a job well done by Greenwood Development. The first tee times on Day One and Day Two call for an early 7:20 a.m. start and it was Matt Kuchar who teed off at 8:30 who was able to turn in a scorecard that read 5-under par to be the leader in the clubhouse. It was a windy day at Harbour Town and Kuchar told media afterwards that it was a 2--club wind in some places  and that he personally thought this course was a challenge whether the wind was up or not. Two other players, Scott Langley and Willie McGirt ended up at 5-under and atop the leaderboard on Thursday. The featured group teed off at 12:40 and Tom Watson, Davis Love III and Jordan Spieth drew a large gallery wherever they went on the course. This same group will tee off early on Friday, but a weather forecast for heavy rain is likely to interrupt play Friday and perhaps Saturday at the RBC Heritage. It has been quite a few years since the golf tourney faced the possibility of washout type conditions that would leave the parking lots and golf course quite soggy. Of course, no visit is complete without stopping by the marina to say hello to friends with boats. Thanks to Bobby Garmany for having me aboard the Benchmark for some hospitality, and it was good to see Trust Fun and Reel Patience too. Megayachts on hand included Rice Quarters from Charleston, Top Five, and Magic (which visits MegaDock frequently). Good Luck to all the golfers teeing it up in pursuit of the plaid jacket and who continue to support South Carolina's golf heritage.

To view my feature story about Kuchar's dramatic win click Colletonian.

To view past blog entries from the RBC Heritage click here.
To view past blog entries from The Masters click here.

Landmark Lighthouse at Harbour Town

Kevin Na's caddy directs him to hit it 'over there'

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