Looming storms force early final-round tee times at RBC Heritage

Apr 16, 2018, 04:43
Looming storms force early final-round tee times at RBC Heritage

England's Ian Poulter extended his recent run of form with a four-under-par 67 on Saturday that gave him a one-stroke lead heading into the final round of the RBC Heritage in SC.

Kodaira has never played a full slate on the PGA Tour, but with the two-year exemption that comes with this win, he said afterward he does plan to take up PGA Tour membership. Now, he's one more solid round away from adding another title to his dramatic win at the Houston Open on April 1.

Poulter's passion is undeniable, but he's one of the more controversial players of this generation.

World number one Dustin Johnson (72) was in a remote talk of 41st place and 10 photographs behind Poulter later mixing 4 bogeys together with a few birdies.

Due to the possibility of strong afternoon thunderstorms Sunday on Hilton Head Island, S.C., the PGA Tour announced a change to the final-round schedule of the RBC Heritage. He made the cut and finished 54th at the WGC-Mexico Championship in March and tied for 28th at the Masters earlier this month-his best finish at a major tournament. He closed things out with a birdie on the final hole, which clinched the trophy and ended an emotionally draining fortnight. He fell back with bogey on No. 12 and could not catch Poulter down the stretch.

DeChambeau, who held the halfway lead but imploded in the third round to sit seven shots back, mixed two bogeys with seven birdies, including one at each of the final four holes. At 14 he missed the green but dropped his second shot three feet from the cup and at 17 he blasted from a bunker and sank a testy 6-footer for par. He played them in 3-over Saturday on the way to a 75 to fall seven shots back. This time, he looked to channel the game that's made him the world's top-ranked golfer for more than a year.

Billy Horschel and Pan Cheng-tsung are a further stroke back, while Kevin Kisner shot the joint-low round of the day - a five-under 66 - to move into a tie for sixth.

Johnson said his problem this season has been on the greens, calling his putting subpar from what he expects.

"I played OK. I missed a few short putts there on the front side, which is my back side".

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