Masters champion Scottie Scheffler earns 4th victory in 5 tries at RBC Heritage

Masters champion Scottie Scheffler successful the RBC Heritage on Monday morning was inevitable. It felt that approach at first of the week, too.

Scheffler had a five-shot lead and three holes to play within the rain-delayed event. He made a meaningless bogey on the ultimate gap for a 3-under 68 and a three-shot victory over Sahith Theegala at Harbour City.

He gained for the fourth time in his final 5 begins and have become the primary participant since Bernhard Langer in 1985 to win the week after capturing the Masters inexperienced jacket.

Now he has a plaid jacket from the RBC Heritage, extending a dominant run not seen on the PGA Tour because the peak years of Tiger Woods.

Theegala made birdie on the sixteenth gap and saved par from the bunker on seventeenth earlier than closing with one other par for a 68. That was price an extra $666,667 US to complete alone in second.

“Though I completed second, I felt like I used to be by no means actually in it to win there. Scottie was simply up to now forward,” Theegala mentioned.

Patrick Cantlay two putted for par from lengthy vary for a 68 to tie for third with U.S. Open champion Wyndham Clark, among the many lucky to have completed on Sunday.

The ultimate spherical was stopped for 2-½ hours due to storms. By then, Scheffler had taken command as he so typically does with chic shotmaking.

He gained $3.6 million from the $20 million purse at this signature occasion, taking his season whole to over $18 million earlier than the calendar even turns to Might.

About 400 spectators ready alongside the 18th fairway have been allowed to fill a nook of the grandstands alongside the 18th gap as Scheffler approached. His bogey ended a streak of 68 consecutive holes at par or higher, one other signal of his beautiful consistency.

Subsequent up for Scheffler is one other prize — his spouse is due with their first youngster subsequent week. Nonetheless to come back are three majors, beginning with the PGA Championship on Might 16.

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