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  • WGT GOLF UPDATE: Pettersson Wins RBC Heritage by Five Strokes

    16 Apr 2012

    At the RBC Heritage tournament this past weekend at Harbour Town Golf Links, Carl Pettersson fired a 69 for -2 in Sunday's final round, and finished the tournament at -14 to win his fifth PGA Tour title. Pettersson also tied countryman Jesper Parnevik for most ever wins on tour by a Swedish player.

    During the tournament, Pettersson birdied three of the first five holes, opening with a birdie and adding two more on the par-3 #4 and par-5 #5 holes. Just behind Pettersson was Zach Johnson, the 2007 Masters champion, who was the only rival to make a run for the tournament on Sunday. Johnson answered a bogey at the par-3 #7 hole with a birdie at nine, but took another bogey at #10. A birdie at the par-5 #15 allowed Johnson to pull within three strokes of Pettersson, but Johnson bogeyed the #16 and #18 holes while Pettersson parred #17 and #18 to complete the victory five strokes ahead. Johnson posted a 70 in the final round to finish -9, while Colt Knost's chances for his first PGA Tour title fell apart with 74 for a -8 for the tournament.

    Top-ranked Luke Donald needed to finish eighth or better to retain his world ranking, but tied for 37th and will fall behind Rory McIlroy in the official world golf ranking. McIlroy initially secured the #1 ranking in March at the 2012 PGA Honda Classic, where he shot a -12 to win the tournament by two strokes over Tiger Woods.

    Final PGA Leaderboard


    Photo credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS

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