Kodaira Wins RBC Heritage in Playoff PDF Print E-mail



Satoshi Kodaira celebrates after winning at Harbour Town Golf Links.

Hilton Head, South Carolina - Si Woo Kim won't soon forget the 2018

RBC Heritage. After a bogey free 3 under par front nine, the tournament

was his - if only a putt inside 7 feet would've dropped. On his last four

holes Kim missed putts of 4, 5, 7 and 6 feet, any of which would have

given him the win. Instead he watched as Japan's Satoshi Kodaira drained

a 20 footer on the third playoff hole (par 3 - 17th) to capture his first PGA

Tour title. Teeing off an hour before the leaders, Kodaira wasn't thinking

about winning, but his five under par 66 (-12 total) in excessively windy

conditions vaulted him up the leaderboard.


Afterward, Kodaira was asked about his new tartan plaid jacket, "I will

probably not wear it regularly, but this is special."


54 hole leader Ian Poulter made the turn at 1 under par, but faltered on

the inward nine with 5 bogeys and a final round 75, to finish T7. Luke List

who continues to knock on the door of victory, had a chance to join the

playoff, but missed his 10 foot birdie putt on Harbour Town's iconic finisher.

List knows he's close, "I'm getting better with each opportunity, and I feel

like my game has risen to the point where I expect to contend every week.

So it's going to happen."


Bryson DeChambeau fired a final round 66 to tie for third with Luke List one

shot back at 11 under par.


Scores: https://www.pgatour.com/leaderboard.html