Wednesday, April 22, 2015

2015 RBC Heritage at Harbour Town - Furyk Wins in Playoff

No. 1 Tee and NEW Clubhouse at Harbour Town
2015 Masters Champ Jordan Spieth

The RBC Heritage presented by Boeing had another memorable finish on Sunday. The 2014 tourney ended with a chip in birdie to win on the 18th hole, and the 2015 event needed two playoff holes to determine a winner. PGA Tour veteran Jim Furyk is 44 years old and he ended his streak of 100 starts without a win by defeating Kevin Kisner to claim his second Heritage win.
Furyk has won multiple events during his career including the 2003 U.S. Open and the 2010 Heritage title. When he teed off on the back nine on Thursday morning he faced the same stiff odds as the entire field, namely to beat Jordan Spieth who was the freshly minted Masters champion. Spieth became the second youngest player to win at Augusta National after Tiger Woods, and he came to Hilton Head to continue his stellar play. Not to mention that Matt Kuchar was fired up to defend his 2014 Heritage title.
The weather forecast looked ominous for the entire four days of the tourney, but in the end it wasn’t until Sunday when the rain had any affect. The PGA Tour made the decision to start play on Sunday early in the morning, so that they could finish before a weather system would be passing by. Ends up that was a great decision since heavy lightening and pouring rain arrived in the Lowcountry early that afternoon. A taped broadcast of the Sunday golf was aired on CBS, but by then the tartan jacket was already awarded to Furyk

To read my feature article in the newspaper click on Colletonian.

To view past blog entries for the RBC Heritage click on 2014 - 2013

To view past blog entries from The Masters click on 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2009
Harbour Town Yacht Basin / Toys

Tom Watson on the 18th Hole

Sportfisher and Brandt Snedeker

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