Simpson Wins RBC Heritage Shootout

Jonathan Grant | June 22nd, 2020

For the second week in a row, the PGA Tour’s return has gone extremely well (on the course, at least). The RBC Heritage, much like last week’s tournament, had a ton of potential winners going into the final round. One of them men on top of the leaderboard, Webb Simpson, would ultimately be the man that claimed victory, shooting an overall -22 score after a -7 64 on Sunday.

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He held off Abraham Ancer by one stroke and was a further one ahead of both Daniel Berger and Tyrrell Hatton when the dust had settled. Simpson’s first nine holes, however, did not demonstrate that a win was coming. Harbour Town had been playing very much for the taking, and he was just -2 after 11 holes. Realistically, it did not look like he was going to have enough, but he turned on the style down the stretch, making five birdies on the final seven holes, effectively gaining three strokes on the field. With the win, Simpson is now ranked #5 in the world and is #1 in the FedexCup standings as things sit. His -22 score sets a new low for the tournament, one in which he had previously been unable to win.

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