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Inclement weather means early tee times at Heritage

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With inclement weather in the forecast, tournament officials have opted to move up final-round tee times at the RBC Heritage.

Players will be grouped in threesomes off Nos. 1 and 10 tees, with the entire field teeing off between 7:30-9:30 a.m. ET. The final group off the first tee will consist of Troy Merritt, Brendon Todd and Kevin Kisner, with Merritt looking to convert a three-shot lead into victory. Of the final trio, only Todd has won before on the PGA Tour, having hoisted the trophy at the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship last year.

Defending champion Matt Kuchar is tied with Kisner and Todd, three shots behind Merritt. He will tee off at 9:20 a.m. alongside Brice Garnett and Branden Grace. Masters champ Jordan Spieth will begin his final round at 9:10 a.m. and will play with Bo Van Pelt and 2010 Heritage champ Jim Furyk. Spieth trails Merritt by five shots and is in search of his fifth straight top-two finish, and third victory along that stretch.

The forecast for Sunday calls for an 80 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms, with southerly winds increasing to 10-15 miles per hour.

This is the second time in the last three years that inclement weather has resulted in an early finish at Harbour Town. Two years ago, Graeme McDowell topped Webb Simpson in a playoff on a windy, overcast day along the South Carolina coast.