Wednesday, April 20, 2016

2016 RBC Heritage at Harbour Town - Grace Wins, Donald Second

Luke Donald putting on the 17th green
When the PGA Tour visits the Harbour Town golf links on Hilton Head, the players, patrons and TV audience enjoy the scenic beauty of the Lowcountry. The pressure of The Masters is followed by the lighter-atmosphere at the RBC Heritage, and that one-two combination has been proven for many years. This year’s tourney was played in very windy conditions and Donald led most of the way, until Sunday afternoon when South African Branden Grace shot 5-under par to claim his first PGA Tour title victory.

The 18th Hole at Harbour Town 
But Donald’s history at The RBC Heritage deserves closer examination since his 2016 finish isn’t his only second place finish. Donald also finished in second place in 2014 and 2011 during memorable losses against Brandt Snedeker and Matt Kuchar. Donald has also finished in third place at the RBC Heritage three times and this former World Number One golfer must be coming due for a big win at Harbour Town in the future. But for now, Donald has raked in enough earnings all-time at the RBC Heritage to surpass five-time champ Davis Love III.

Credit Jason Day for being friendly to the media
While current sensation Jordan Spieth did not play the RBC Heritage in 2016, the present Number One golfer in the world did return to Hilton Head. Australia’s Jason Day played an early round of golf on Wednesday with RBC officials and then came to the media tent where he gave a lengthy and informative press conference. Day has earned many fans because of his relentless drive to win, but also for his demeanor on and off the course. 
To read the feature article in the newspaper click on Colletonian.

To view past blog entries for the RBC Heritage click on 20152014 - 2013

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To view past blog entries from The Masters click on 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2009

To view past blog entries from the BMW Charity Pro-Am on the Tour click 20152014.

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