Pettersson cruises at Heritage, wins by five shots


Carl Pettersson is a winner on the PGA Tour for a fifth time. With a final-round 2-under 69, Pettersson won the RBC Heritage by five shots over Zach Johnson. Pettersson finished at 14 under.

Johnson closed with a 70 to finish in second, one shot ahead of Colt Knost. The 2007 U.S. Amateur winner overcame an early triple bogey to shoot a final-round 73 and earn his best PGA Tour finish. Knost finished T-3 at the Mayakoba Golf Classic in February.

Kevin Stadler and Billy Mayfair finished at 6 under in a two-way tie for fourth, and Matt Bettencourt and Boo Weekley were joint sixth at 5 under.

Matt Every had the round of the day with a 4-under 67 to finish tied for eighth with rookie Harris English, 2010 winner Jim Furyk, Charley Hoffman and Kevin Na.

Pettersson has now won every other year on the PGA Tour dating back to 2006, when he captured the Memorial Tournament for his second win.

Luke Donald lost the top spot in the Official World Golf Ranking to Rory McIlroy, who did not play this week. Though Donald closed with a final-round 71, he finished T-37 and shy of the top-8 finish required to maintain the No. 1 ranking.