Harbour Town Golf Links
Hilton Head, S.C.
The week after the Masters proved to be a great bounce back for a few players on several tours. On the PGA Tour Matt Kuchar and Luke Donald were looking great coming into the final round of the RBC Heritage at the famous Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Harbour Town is the course you may recognize with its signature red and white lighthouse.
In the final round Matt Kuchar began four shots behind leader Luke Donald. Donald had missed the cut in the previous week’s Masters. Kuchar carded seven birdies in his first 10 holes. Coming into the final hole, the two stood tied for the lead at -10.
Kuchar’s approach on the final hole found a greenside bunker and it was looking like Donald could claim the victory with a par, should Kuchar have trouble getting up-and-down. Instead Kuchar stunned the fans and Donald with a tournament-winning hole-out from the bunker, a final round of 64.
Greater Gwinnett Championship
Miguel Angel Jimenez is known as the most interesting man in golf, and he never fails to provide great entertainment with his cigar smoking, wine drinking, and swashbuckling golf style.
This week at TPC Sugarloaf marked the Champions Tour debut of Jimenez, and the entertainment was sure to be plenty. Jimenez took the early lead in the first round and never gave it up. When the final putt was holed, Jimenez became one of a handful of players to win their debut Champions Tour event. The nearest competitor was two shots back, Bernhard Langer.
LPGA LOTTE Championship
Ko Olina Golf Club
Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii
It had been a long four years since the last victory on the LPGA Tour for Michelle Wie. In the beginnings of her pro career Wie was called the “female Tiger Woods,” but has had a hard time living up to those expectations.
Victories silence the critics, so the Wie critics will be quiet this week. Wie, like Kuchar, also trailed by four shots coming into the final round. A final round of 5-under 67 gave Wie a total of 274 and a two shot margin of victory over Angela Stanford, who carded a final round 73.