Jim Furyk won the RBC Heritage with a fabulous final round at Harbour Town Golf Links.
Jim shot a final round -8 under par 63, to get himself into a play-off for the RBC Heritage title at Harbour Town Gold Links, at -18 under par for the tournament.
Joining him on that final total of -18 under par was Kevin Kisner, who carded a final round -7 under par 64, which sent them into a sudden death play-off. Jim birdied the second extra hole, the par four 17th, to claim the win.
Jim said it was the perfect place to break his win drought, after nine unconverted win 54 hole leads;
“It’s been a little over four and a half years, to be exact, and I think that dropping that putt and getting excited on 17, there was a lot of pent-up frustration.”
“I can’t think of a more fitting place to kind of break that streak and get another win under my belt.”
“This is my favorite event. I love being here. And outside of winning another major championship, this is the perfect place to do it.”
“In 2010 when I won in Tampa, I said I was happy but I was more relieved, this week, for one reason or another it’s not really relief at all. It’s zero percent relief and 100 percent joy. It felt really good.”
“I’ve let so many slide by, I really kind of dug deep today, and I got it done.”
Kevin Kisner who had the shot of the day came as close on Sunday as any South Carolina native ever has in 47 years to winning the RBC Heritage, his home state’s annual PGA TOUR event, he tied with Jim after shooting a final round -7 under par 64;
“I knew the scores were going to be low, and I managed to shoot low.”
“But every time I looked up on the back nine, Jim was making another birdie.”
“You don’t expect a guy of Jim’s caliber to miss an eight footer straight up the hill.”
“I never felt like I was in the lead. I was always chasing, it was never like I was going to win at any moment. I had a chance, but man, I’m just proud of the way I handled it down the stretch.”
Troy Merritt finished in third place, at -16 under par, after a mediocre -2 under par last round of 69, a sad end to his great attempt to winning this title.