It was one other wild day alongside the Calibogue Sound, because the leaders faltered and the event winner got here from the chase pack. Here is how issues ended up on the RBC Heritage, the place C.T. Pan rallied to assert his first profession PGA Tour victory:
Leaderboard: C.T. Pan (-12), Matt Kuchar (-11), Patrick Cantlay (-10), Scott Piercy (-10), Shane Lowry (-10)
What it means: It was a crowded leaderboard as soon as world No. 1 Dustin Johnson started to falter, with as many as 5 gamers sharing the lead at one level on the entrance 9. However on a day when birdies have been arduous to come back by, Pan edged out the sector with a Four-under 67 that included three back-nine birdies and a horseshoe lip-out on the ultimate inexperienced. Months after blasting his tee shot out of bounds on the 72nd gap “with an opportunity to win” the Wyndham Championship, Pan discovered a option to maintain on and slip into the tartan jacket in his 79th profession PGA Tour begin.
Spherical of the day: Pan slipped up when he bogeyed one of many best holes on the course in No. 15, however that turned out to be his solely dropped shot of the afternoon. On a day when solely J.T. Poston (66) went decrease, the previous College of Washington standout carded 5 birdies over his remaining 13 holes because of some correct method pictures, as every of these birdie putts got here from 10 toes or much less.
Better of the remaining: Kuchar holed a memorable bunker shot on the ultimate gap en path to victory right here in 2014, however he got here up simply brief this time round as he sought his third win of the season. Kuchar matched Pan with a Four-under 67 to complete alone in second place, a spherical that included three birdies over his remaining six holes highlighted by a 9-foot make on the ultimate inexperienced that briefly gave him the clubhouse lead.
Greatest disappointment: What on the planet occurred to the world No. 1? Johnson appeared poised for his third win of the 12 months after constructing a one-shot lead by means of 54 holes, however he utterly collapsed down the stretch. Johnson struggled to a 6-over 77 that included an eye-popping stretch on the again 9 that included three bogeys adopted by two doubles. The back-nine 41 dropped him all the way in which right into a tie for 28th, eight pictures behind Pan.
Shot of the day: Pan had final-hole points final summer season in Greensboro, however this time round he was image good on the tough ending gap at Harbour City. After discovering the green off the tee, he put his remaining method to 18 toes away understanding par would doubtless seal victory, and he very practically jarred the birdie putt for good measure.
Quote of the day: “Watching Tiger play rising up, it simply means lots to me to have a win on the PGA Tour. It means all the things to me.” – Pan