PGA Tour Brunch Coverage of the RBC Heritage
PGA Tour vet Stewart Cink leads RBC Heritage and now holds the 54-hole scoring record by two strokes. Today, Cink will attempt to join Davis Love III (5) and Hale Irwin (3) with three or more victories at the RBC.
Cink holds largest 54-hole lead on the Tour since Dustin Johnson held the same margin (five strokes) at the 2020 TOUR Championship
That said, the RBC Heritage has had a come-from-behind winner seven out of the last eight years.
Collin Morikawa has three Top-10s in his 12 prior starts this season but finished T-64 in his only other RBC Heritage start (2020).
Following a third-round 6-under (65), Matt Wallace (T-4) now has four rounds of 65 or better in 125 rounds on Tour. Two of those came this week (rounds one and three). He is seeking his first win in 39 PGA Tour starts, with a third place finish at the 2021 Valero Texas Open and T-3 at the 2019 PGA Championship his best outings to date.
RBC Heritage Leaderboard After Three Rounds:
Stewart Cink 63-63-69—195 (-18)
Collin Morikawa 65-68-67—200 (-13)
Emiliano Grillo 68-64-69—201 (-12)
Matt Wallace 65-72-65—202 (-11)
Sungjae Im 68-65-69—202 (-11)
Four players at (-10) and a total of nine players under par with double-digits
Full Leaderboard (link)
Tournament Tee Times begin today at 8:45am (EDT) through 2:10pm (EDT) when Stewart Cink and Collin Morikawa tee-off.
Weather: Today’s forecast will be mostly cloudy with chance of AM showers (40% at 8am; 30% at 10am and 20% at Noon). At 2pm, at leader tee-off time, the chance of rain is reduced to 0% and the skies will gradually clear. There will be 6-12 mph winds and temperatures ranging 68-70-degrees.
PGATourBrunch will be posting at Noon on Monday with a tournament wrap-up.
This Week: The Zurich Classic at New Orleans
THIS WEEK on the PGA TOUR: RBC Heritage
COURSE: Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head, SC
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OFFICIAL SITE: (RBC Heritage)
TV COVERAGE: Sunday, April 18- Golf Channel’s TV coverage 1:00pm to 3:00pm (EDT), then CBS takes over coverage from 3:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT).
STREAMING: On Sunday, PGA Tour Live offers Featured Groups streaming from 8:00am to 3:00pm (EDT) and Featured Holes from 3:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT).
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: Sunday, 1:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT) on Sirius XM Satellite Radio. PGA Tour Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92) or online on PGATour.com.
How to Watch: (PGATourCom)
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What They’re Saying:
Cink Leads RBC Heritage by Five Strokes (PGATourCom)
Cink Sets Another Scoring Mark (ESPN/Associated Press)
Clemson Presence a Tribute to Penley (Charleston Post & Courier)
Another Solid Round for Brian Harman (Golf Week/USA Today)
Fly-Over of the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner (Island Packet)
On This Day in Golf History:
April 18, 2010 - Jim Furyk won the Verizon Heritage Classic (same tournament s this one) when Brian Davis called a two-shot penalty on himself on the first hole of a sudden death playoff. Davis hit a reed of long grass and violated rule 13.4 - moving of a loose impediment during take-away. Furyk’s victory was his 15th career PGA Tour title. (Courtesy of Randy Walker), Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
Round 3 Highlights: