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  • Maiden winner Pan claims RBC Heritage as Johnson capitulates Maiden winner Pan claims RBC Heritage as Johnson capitulates

    C.T. Pan carded a four-under-par 67 for a one-stroke triumph at the RBC Heritage after world number one Dustin Johnson fell apart in South Carolina.

    Johnson – who was runner-up behind Tiger Woods at the Masters – led by one shot heading into the final round in Hilton Head but the American star capitulated as he posted a six-over 77.

    The 2016 U.S. Open champion lost his way on the back nine, making three consecutive bogeys followed by back-to-back double bogeys en route to a tie for 28th position at four under.

    Johnson's woes and Pan's impressive final round saw the Taiwanese player – who had five birdies and survived a bogey on the par-five 15th hole – clinch his maiden PGA Tour title on Sunday.

    The 27-year-old Pan – who turned professional in 2015 – finished 12 under on the Harbour Town Golf Links, holding a one-shot lead with golfers still on the course.

    Pan headed to the driving range to stay loose in the event of a playoff. But he sealed his first victory — he had a pair of wins in 2015 on the PGA Tour Canada — moments later when Shane Lowry's 180-yard approach shot sailed wide right of the 18th green.

    He won ahead of American Matt Kuchar (67), with Lowry (70), Scott Piercy (69) and Patrick Cantlay (69) a shot further back.

    "It's something when I was younger I always dreamed of," Pan told CBS. "I watched Tiger [Woods] playing growing up. To have a W on the PGA Tour means the world to me. It's a dream come true."

    J.T. Poston (66), Seamus Power (67) and Kevin Streelman (68) ended up tied for sixth at 9 under.

    Former world number one Jordan Spieth ended the tournament tied for 54th following his final-round 75.

    After shooting a 74 on Saturday, Spieth went four over on day four to drop 12 positions to two over as his woes continued.

  • Johnson leads RBC Heritage heading into final round Johnson leads RBC Heritage heading into final round

    World number one Dustin Johnson holds a one-stroke lead after hitting the front heading into the final round of the RBC Heritage.

    American star Johnson carded a three-under-par 68 to leapfrog Shane Lowry following Saturday's third round in South Carolina.

    Amid heavy winds, there were a few big rounds to be had on the course, but only a handful of them as Masters runner-up Johnson earned the lead.

    Johnson had some trouble to close out his day, tallying bogeys at the 16th and 17th holes, but fortunately for the 2016 U.S. Open winner, he birdied the previous three to give him a little bit of a cushion going into the final holes on the course.

    The 34-year-old – who sits 10 under through 54 holes – leads Ian Poulter (67), Rory Sabbatini (68) and Lowry (71).

    Poulter started his day with trouble after a double-bogey at the first, but he followed that up by going six under through his last 17 holes to be level with Sabbatini and overnight leader Lowry.

    Patrick Cantlay (66) is two shots back at eight under, while Matt Kuchar (68) is a stroke behind and Webb Simpson sits six under after shooting the best round on the day with a six-under 65.

    Former world number one Jordan Spieth posted a three-over-par 74 to slide down into a tie for 42nd – eight shots off the pace.

     

  • Johnson continues good form, Lowry leads Johnson continues good form, Lowry leads

    Dustin Johnson continued his good start at the RBC Heritage as Shane Lowry retained his one-stroke lead when darkness suspended the second round.

    Johnson, who already has two wins this year and is coming off a runner-up finish at the Masters, carded a four-under 67 in the second round.

    The world number one is at seven under and tied for third with Emiliano Grillo (67), with the duo sitting two shots behind Lowry.

    Lowry was three under through 16 holes – and nine under for the tournament – when play was suspended, with rain having led to a delay of almost four hours earlier in the day.

    The Irishman is a shot clear of Trey Mullinax, who fired a three-under 68 in his second round in South Carolina.

    Just a stroke behind Johnson and Grillo are Rory Sabbatini (69) and C.T. Pan, who produced the best round of the day with a six-under 65.

    After an opening-round 71, Jordan Spieth was three under through 12 holes and in a tie for 29th when play was suspended.

    Luke Donald, a five-time runner-up at the tournament, was at one under and even through 14 in his second round.

    Defending champion Satoshi Kodaira and Xander Schauffele were also at one under, having fired a 68 and 70 respectively.

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