AFTER weeks of being in contention to claim his first PGA Tour title of the season, Matt Kuchar holed a greenside bunker shot at the 72nd hole to win the RBC Heritage.
Following top-five finishes in each of the last three tournaments prior to the Harbour Town event, Kuchar posted rounds of 66, 73 and 70 before racing through the pack with a final-round 64 to deny Luke Donald by one shot on 11-under.
The seven-time PGA Tour champion, who has now recorded 10 top-10s this season, looked to have squandered his chances with a three-putt bogey from 4-feet at the 17th to fall back into a tie with the Englishman, but he recovered manfully by holing a 30-yard bunker shot at the 18th to bring the house down.
In the Bag: Matt Kuchar
Driver: Bridgestone J40 430 (9.5-degree; Accra M4-55 Tour Proto)
3 Wood: PING G25 (15-degree; Fujikura Speeder 757X)
Hybrids: PING Anser (20- and 23-degree; Aldila Tour Blue Hybrid 85X)
Irons: Bridgestone J40 Cavity Back (5-PW; Aerotech SteelFiber i95 Constant Weight S-Flex)
Wedges: Bridgestone J40 Black Oxide (52-degree; True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 Tour Issue), Cleveland 588 RTX Satin (58-degree; KBS 120S with Black Nickel finish), Titleist Vokey SM4 Spin Milled (62- bent to 63-degree; True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 Tour Issue)
Putter: Bettinardi Matt Kuchar Signature Model 1
Ball: Bridgestone Tour B330-S