Matt Kuchar grabbed the Tartan Jacket as the Champion of the RBC Heritage Classic.
Hilton Head, South Carolina - Matt Kuchar was in perfect shape standing on the 17th
tee Sunday at Harbour Town Golf Links, he had a one shot lead - and had just stiffed
his tee shot on the par 3 to four feet. In golf nothing is certain, and in an instant the
lead was gone . . . an unlikely three putt from 4 feet. All tied with Luke Donald. On
the iconic 18th hole, Kuchar's approach found the front bunker. Needing to get up
and down to stay tied with Donald . . . he did one better, holing out for birdie and
shooting a final round 64. Donald valiantly tried to match Kuch on 18, but just missed
on his attempt to chip in from short of the green.
Matt Kuchar moved up to #3 in the Fedex Cup standings, Luke Donald after shooting
69 and finishing solo second, moves up 41 spots to #30 in the standings.
"I told my caddie before that last shot, I'm about due to make one of these" Kuchar
said. "I knew it was atleast an easy par - bunker game is good, no problem. I went up
and took a good read, knew it would release and break right to left . . . played it just
right of the hole, watched it roll. I heard the crowd go crazy when the thing disappeared.
I went crazy myself. It was just an incredible feeling."
Scores - http://www.pgatour.com/tournaments/rbc-heritage/leaderboard.html
Michelle Wie shows off the trophy after winning the LPGA Lotte Championship
Oahu, Hawaii - Michelle Wie started the final round four shots behind leader Angela
Stanford, but her closing 5 under par - 67 was enough to get her first win in four
years (79 event winless drought), and her first win on American soil. Wie scattered
six birdies and only one bogey at Ko Olina Golf Club to finish at -14, winning by two
“I think the highlight really was just to come back home and ‑‑ there really wasn't
just one moment,” said Wie. “From the first tee shot that I hit until the last putt
that I made, the support that I felt from everyone was unbelievable. I really think
a lot of times they willed the ball in. I give a lot of credit to them this week.”
She had thought about winning for so long, that she even started thinking about
what her celebration would be like. “I was kind of thinking what I was going to do
after I made the putt,” said Wie. “Was I going to jump up and down. I made the
putt and I just froze. I completely just froze. I couldn't move my body. I was
about to cry - my friends out here are just amazing. I feel so much support
from them. I think we support each other through hard times and good times.
It's amazing they came. It's so awesome.”
Angela Stanford shot 73 finishing solo second at -12. In Bee Park shot a final
round 67 to finsh third at -11.
In other Tour related news:
Miguel Angel Jimenez won his Champions Tour debut at the Greater Gwinnett
Championship in Duluth Georgia, going wire to wire.
Lee Westwood broke a two year winless drought winning at the Maybank Malaysian
Open at Kuala Lumpur Golf Club by seven shots.