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Kuchar wins RBC Heritage in dramatic fashion


Matt Kuchar won his seventh PGA Tour title in dramatic fashion on Sunday at the RBC Heritage. After three-putting for bogey from 4 feet on the par-3 17th, Kuchar holed out from the left greenside bunker on 18 for birdie, topping 54-hole leader Luke Donald by one. Here's the skinny on the final round from Harbour Town:

Leaderboard: Matt Kuchar (-11), Luke Donald (-10), Ben Martin (-9), John Huh (-9), Scott Brown (-7), Brian Stuard (-7), Brian Harman (-6), Jim Furyk (-6)

What it means: Kuchar had finished in the top 5 in his last three starts before sealing the deal Sunday in Hilton Head, S.C. His 7-under 64 in the final round was the first time he'd broken par on a Sunday since January. Among the worst of his recent Sunday struggles came two weeks ago in Houston when he squandered a four-shot lead during the final round.

Round of the day: Kuchar's 64 was his lowest round of the season, and it could have easily been a 62 had he made the 4-foot birdie putt on the 17th. The hiccup at 17 was his lone bogey of the day in a round that included eight birdies. Kuchar hit 10 of 14 fairways, 15 of 18 greens, needed 27 putts and went 3-for-3 in sand saves.

Best of the rest: Donald took a two-shot lead into the RBC Heritage finale, and had it not been for Kuchar's lights-out 64, Donald's 2-under 69 on Sunday would have been enough to secure the win. Donald has now finished runner-up at Harbour Town three times in the last six years.

Biggest disappointment: Formerly the world No. 1, Donald was thisclose to breaking his winless drought that dates back to the 2012 Valspar Championship.

Quote of the day: "I said to Lance, 'I‘m about due to make one of these.' It was so cool to see that thing disappear at the end." – Kuchar, on his hole-out from the bunker for birdie at the 72nd hole.