HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC - APRIL 16: Wesley Bryan celebrates with the trophy after winning the 2017 RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links during the final round on April 16, 2017 in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Wesley Bryan celebrates his first win on the PGA Tour at Harbour Town.

Wesley Bryan wins at Harbour Town


Hilton Head, South Carolina – In the 49 year history of the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links no native of South Carolina had ever won the event – until Sunday. Wesley Bryan, the 27 year old known for his trick shot prowess, is now a PGA Tour Champion. Bryan started the day 4 shots back, but his final round 67 that included a mistake free inward nine with birdies on holes 13 and 15 (to reach -13) was just enough to hold off five time RBC runner up Luke Donald who once again came close but finished a shot back at 12 under par.

After a bogey at the third, it wasn’t looking like it would be his day, but four consecutive birdies on holes 4 thru 7 got Bryan right back into contention. “I knew if I could get off to a hot start I’d be able to put a little pressure on the leaders,” Bryan said. “I didn’t get off to a hot start, and honestly there were doubts, but I turned it around and made those four birdies in a row and was right back in it. Honestly I got a little lucky that the leaders didn’t keep going a little bit deeper, and (they) stalled out. Luckily I was able to make a couple on the back nine coming in.”

Wesley and his brother George known as the Bryan Bros Trick Shot artists on YouTube, had gained quite the following, but with Wesley’s success on Golf Channel’s “Big Break Palm Beach” and then 3 wins on the Web.com Tour last year, his competitive game was taking off. Now living in Augusta, Georgia (where he attended the Masters as a patron just over a week ago), he has earned himself a ride down Magnolia lane to play in the 2018 edition of the Masters.

“I’m really looking forward to it, I’ll get to sleep in my own bed,” Bryan said.”

Ollie Schniederjans, Will McGirt and Patrick Cantlay all finished tied for third at -11.

Scores: http://www.pgatour.com/competition/2017/rbc-heritage/leaderboard.html


Jason  Bruno
LinksNation.com & GolfLife.com

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