You Oughta Know: RBC history not on Donald's side


After three rounds at Harbour Town Golf Links, Luke Donald sits on top of the leaderboard and just 18 holes from his first win on the PGA or European Tours since 2012. But the former world No. 1 should get too comfortable, because tournament and personal history aren't exactly on his side. Here's what You Oughta Know for Sunday of the RBC Heritage.

• Four of the previous five winners in Hilton Head were at least four shots back after 54 holes.

• Donald's last two 54-hole leads on the PGA Tour have come at this event, and he finished runner-up both instances.

• Donald has only converted two of nine previous PGA Tour 54-hole leads/co-leads, and hasn't done it succesfully since 2006.

• Donald did not qualify for last week's Masters. It was his first missed Masters since 2004 and first missed major since 2008. After spending time at No. 1 in the world in 2011 and 2012, the Englishman has slipped all the way to 95th in the rankings.

• Charley Hoffman, who sits one behind Donald after bogeying the final two holes Saturday will have to buck an unfortunate trend to claim his first win since the 2014 Mayakoba. So far this season he's 205th out of 207 players in final round scoring.

• Jason Kokrak, who also sits one back, seems to be peaking at the right time and could be a guy to watch tomorrow. Not only has he finished T-12 and T-18 in this event the last couple of years, but he carded a 68 for the second straight day and only has one bogey over his last 36 holes.

Branden Grace is only three stokes back and though he won the Qatar Masters earlier this year, has yet to break through in the U.S.

Jason Day, who shared the lead after the second round, shot 79 on Saturday, bogeying seven of his final 10 holes in what was his worst career weekend round on the PGA Tour.  The No. 1 player in the world was seeking his seventh win in his last 15 PGA Tour starts. Tiger Woods is the only player since 2005 to win seven of 15.

Information courtesy the Golf Channel Editoral Research Unit