Webb Simpson Wins RBC Heritage

The American moves up to fifth in the world after his second PGA Tour win of the year

Webb Simpson Wins RBC Heritage
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The American moves up to fifth in the world after his second PGA Tour win of the year

Webb Simpson Wins RBC Heritage

Webb Simpson birdied five of the last seven holes to shoot a closing 64 (-7) and win his seventh PGA Tour title at the RBC Heritage.

Simpson beat Abraham Ancer by one at Harbour Town to win his second title of the year after victory at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

The American moves up to a career-high 5th in the world after setting the tournament record score to finish at 22 under par.

The 2012 US Open champion began the day tied for the lead with Tyrrell Hatton and Abraham Ancer and it looked like those two were going to surge ahead with Simpson burning the edges on the front nine.

He turned in two under to trail the leaders by two, with Hatton and Ancer both going out in four under, before Simpson's putter caught fire on the back nine to birdie five of his last seven holes.

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Abraham Ancer finished one shy after hitting 65 out of 72 greens for the week, including all 18 in the final round - it was only the putter that let him down.

The Mexican ranked 1st in Strokes Gained tee to green, approach and total, as well as driving accuracy, putts per GIR and proximity.

It was his second runner-up finish of 2020 and he moves up to 24th in the world.

One man who wasn't let down by his putter was Tyrrell Hatton, who won in his last start at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Hatton shot 66 to finish two behind Simpson in T3 with last week's winner Daniel Berger.

The Englishman could only manage a back nine of 34 (-1) to be passed by Simpson.

"Thrilled to death to be sitting here as the champion for many reasons," Simpson said.

"I'm RBC Ambassador, so that makes it special. I love this golf course. I love this area. I've never quite gotten it done here. I was close in 2013, losing to Graeme McDowell in the playoff. So it feels great.

"Honestly, the last kind of ten holes were a blur because guys are making birdies, we're trying to finish before night comes, and so to finish with five birdies like that was really special, especially after going kind of yesterday and the first 10 holes, 11 holes today not making putts.

"To see the putts go in when I needed them, that was really fun to see the ball going in the hole."

RBC Heritage Leaderboard

1 Webb Simpson -22

2 Abraham Ancer -21

3 Tyrrell Hatton -20

3 Daniel Berger -20

5 Sergio Garcia -19

5 Joaquin Niemann -19

7 Brooks Koepka -18

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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2 HL

Irons: Mizuno MP-H4 3-iron, Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5