RBC Heritage Recap: Grace on the Rise After Win
RBC Heritage Recap: Grace on the Rise After Win

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RBC Heritage is one of the odd tournaments on the PGA Tour schedule. And not only because there is no "the" before RBC Heritage. And not only because the trophy is of a little Colonial-looking man as opposed to a grandiose bowl or a cup. And not only because they make the winner wear a plaid sport coat more suitable for a game-show host. Yes, we know the tournament folk refer to it as "tartan," but this isn't the Masters with their patrons/fans thing.

Harbour Town Golf Links is one of the shortest courses on tour, with some of the tiniest greens on tour. Besides being played the week after Augusta, that's why many of the game's big hitters skip the tourney – it neutralizes their advantage, even hurts them. That's why we saw the likes of Luke Donald, Aaron Baddeley, Bryce Molder, David Toms and, to a lesser extent, Matt Kuchar, thrive where they otherwise normally don't.

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Len Hochberg
Hochberg covers golf for RotoWire. A veteran sports journalist, he contributes to Sports on Earth and was an editor and reporter at The Washington Post for many years.
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