Satoshi KodairaHilton 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

 

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