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The RBC Heritage | Final Round | April 17
HILTON HEAD - Following a bogey-free (63) at the RBC Heritage, Harold Varner III holds the 54-hole lead for the second time of his PGA Tour career, but he is 0-for-1 to date in converting it to a win. Varner will attempt to become the eighth Black player to win on Tour.
Reigning FedEx Cup Champion and 36-hole leader Patrick Cantlay trails by one following a 1-under (70) while Shane Lowry and Erik van Rooyen, both T-2, could become the sixth international winner of the RBC Heritage since 2012.
Of 12 players at 8-under or better, Varner III (1st) and Tommy Fleetwood (T-9) are seeking their first Tour victory.
The last two RBC Heritage champions (Webb Simpson in 2020, Stewart Cink in 2021) each held the 54-hole lead/co-lead but prior to 2020, the event featured seven consecutive come-from-behind winners, with all trailing by at least two strokes going into the final round.
One week following a T-3 at The Masters Tournament, Shane Lowry (T-2) at (-10) is in search of his third Tour victory (2015 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, 2019 Open Championship). He has two Top-10 finishes in four starts at the RBC Heritage.
RBC Heritage Leaderboard | After 54 Holes
Harold Varner III 67-72-63—202 (-11)
Shane Lowry 66-72-65—203 (-10)
Erik van Rooyen 69-67-67—203 (-10)
Patrick Cantlay 66-67-70—203 (-10)
Full Leaderboard: (link)
RBC Heritage | Tournament Facts:
COURSE: Harbor Town Golf Links, Hilton Head, South Carolina
ARCHITECT: Pete Dye
YARDS/PAR: 7,191 yards/Par 71
PRIZE Money/First Place Winnings: $8,000,000/$1,440,000
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Stewart Cink
PAST RESULTS: (link)
PAST CHAMPIONS: (link)
FEDEx CUP Points to Winner: 500
TV COVERAGE: Coverage is set for 1:00pm to 3:00pm (ET) on Golf Channel and 3:00 to 6:00pm (ET) on CBS.
PGA TOUR LIVE STREAMING on ESPN+: Streaming coverage will be featured on ESPN-Plus today with Main Feed, Featured Hole and Featured Groups from 8:30am to 6:00pm (ET) or to completion of the tournament.
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: SiriusXM Radio will have live radio coverage of The RBC Heritage today from 1:00 to 6:00pm (ET) or completion of the tournament. PGA Tour Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92 or online via PGATourCom.
How to Watch: In case of changes, visit: (PGATourCom)
RBC Heritage | The Basics:
RBC Heritage Tee Times started today at 7:50am (ET) and the leaders will tee-off at 1:50pm (ET).
Weather: Today’s forecast is calling for partly cloudy to mostly skies with temperatures ranging 72-77-degrees. There’s a 15-24% chance of rain and winds blowing 4-10 mph.
RBC Heritage Tournament Web Site: (link)
FedEx Cup Standings: (link)
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What They’re Saying:
Varner, 8-birdies (63) to Take Lead at RBC (ESPN/Associated Press)
No Looking Back for Varner III (PGATourCom)
Tommy Fleetwood on Right Track (Golf Week/USA Today)
How to Watch RBC Heritage Today (Golf Week/USA Today)
On This Day in Golf History:
April 17, 1988 - Greg Norman came from four strokes back to claim a one-stroke win at the Heritage Classic at Hilton Head. He shot a final round (66). - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
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