RBC Heritage Recap

The 2022 RBC Heritage came to a dramatic finish in Hilton Head, South Carolina recently. Jordan Spieth was able to storm back with a victory in a playoff and capture the moment. 


Other players in the field had great performances as well, but a few had missed opportunities. Below you can see how Spieth won and how the field performed. 


Who Is Jordan Spieth?

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Spieth is now back in the top 10 world golf rankings after his performance at the RBC Heritage. Previously, he was going through a missed cut at the Masters and needed to get back on track. 


When opening on the final day, he had two eagles in the first five holes. However, his performance throughout the day was rather dramatic, as his core would bounce back and forth on several holes. 


The former top-ranked golfer in the world took home his 13th PGA Championship, which he nearly missed with a three-shot deficit heading into the final day of play. Spieth tied with Patrick Cantlay at -13 on the final day of play to force a playoff. 


Spieth won on the first playoff hole that sealed his fate. He could now relax after struggling with missing the cut at the Masters. 


There were a handful of golfers that actually had a lead or shared it with Spieth. But on the back nine, many had several bogeys that turned this into Spieth’s time to shine. 


By missing the cut at the Masters, he claimed that alone was the driving factor and a wake-up call to get things done. He had never missed the Masters like that, and it bothered him. 


Top Players in the Field Performances 


Patrick Cantlay has to be happy with his performance, but this marks the second time this year that he has lost in a playoff. The first was against Scottie Scheffler back at the Waste Management Open. 


As for Cantlay, he finished the day off strong and put himself in a position to win. For the second time this season, he just came up short and even had an opportunity to win outright on 17 but missed a crucial putt. 


Cameron Young finished the day off at -12 and tied for third. He had an excellent shot to win as other golfers were faltering on bogey’s left and right. However, he never made it out of the gate with a dominant fashion. 


Shane Lowry was part of the seven-way tie for third place. He, too, had an opportunity to win later in the evening but had costly bogeys on a few holes. 


Surprising Results 


Harold Varner III had to be one of the biggest disappointments out of the field. Despite tying for third, his performance was a meltdown. 


After leading with -11 going into the final round, he only posted two birdies and never had a chance after that. This day would have been a different story if he could have made putts and consistent iron shots.

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