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TOURNAMENT OVERVIEW

APRIL 15-18, 2021

Location & Course Information

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. HARBOUR TOWN GOLF LINKS

RBC Heritage Webb Simpson birdied five of the last seven holes to win the RBC Heritage by one stroke in a tournament that finished just before darkness.

Harbour Town was an early masterpiece in the career of renowned architect Pete Dye, with help from consultant Jack Nicklaus in his first design project. It opened in 1969, in time for the first RBC Heritage. The course is known for its small, undulating greens and tree-lined fairways, putting a premium on accuracy. Yardage: 7,099; par 71.

Notable Course Features

Webb Simpson, U.S.

Quick Facts

Field: 132 players Format: 72 holes stroke play Purse: $7.1 million Winner’s Share: $1,278,000 FedExCup Points: 500 to the winner

Charity Benefit

The Heritage Classic Foundation distributes revenue to a wide variety of charitable organizations in South Carolina, as well as for college scholarships.

HOW WEBB SIMPSON WON

Webb Simpson birdied five of the last seven holes to win by one stroke in a tournament that finished just before darkness after a threehour rain delay. Simpson, one of four players tied for the 54-hole lead, capped his birdie run with an 18-foot putt on the 17th as he closed with a 30 on the back nine for a 64.  Simpson ranked first in Strokes Gained: Putting (1.651 per round), making five putts of longer than 20 feet.  Simpson ranked second in Par Breakers with 25 birdies and an eagle.

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Pos

1

2

3

4

Total Score

FedExCup Points

Earnings

1

65

65

68

64

262/-22

500

$1,278,000

Abraham Ancer

2

69

64

65

65

263/-21

300

$773,900

Daniel Berger

T3

67

69

63

65

264/-20

162.5

$418,900

Tyrell Hatton

T3

71

64

63

66

264/-20

162.5

$418,900

T5

70

65

65

65

265/-19

105

$274,237

Joaquin Niemann

T5

69

68

63

65

265/-19

105

$274,237

PGA TOUR ESSENTIAL GUIDE DECEMBER 2020 – MAY 2021

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Player Webb Simpson

Sergio Garcia

Social Media

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 The tournament was shifted from its scheduled April dates to June after the coronavirus pandemic interrupted the PGA TOUR Season.  Webb Simpson set the tournament 72-hole scoring record with 22-under 262, previously held by Brian Gay (264 in 2009).  In perfect conditions for scoring, the top seven finishers all shot 66 or better in the final round.  Dylan Frittelli, who finished T8, shot 62 in the final round, one higher than the tournament 18-hole record of 61 shared by David Frost (1994) and Troy Merritt (2015).

LEADERBOARD 2020

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2020 Champion

“Honestly, the last 10 holes were a blur because the guys are making birdies, we’re trying to finish before night comes, so to finish with five birdies like that was really special.” – Webb Simpson 20 20

All four par 3s at Harbour Town feature water, and they are especially in play on the 200-yard fourth, front and left, and the 192-yard 14th, front and right. No. 14 was the second toughest hole on the course in 2020 and No. 4 the third toughest, accounting for 21 and 17 double bogeys or worse, respectively.

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