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Kuchar Rallies, Chips In for RBC Heritage Win

Last Updated on Sunday, 20 April 2014 18:15 Sunday, 20 April 2014 17:54

Matt Kuchar

Canadian Press

Pete Iacobelli (AP)

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, South Carolina — Matt Kuchar saw his well-struck 5-iron on the 18th hole at the RBC Heritage come up way short of the target and settle in a front bunker.

"Well," he thought as he walked toward the shot, "there are a lot worse places to be."

For Kuchar, there was no better place — and no better shot in the tournament.

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Wie Finally Wins an LPGA Event at Home

Last Updated on Sunday, 20 April 2014 17:30 Sunday, 20 April 2014 17:23

LPGA Lotte Winner

Michelle Wie

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Michelle Wie began the week reminiscing about the first time she played on the LPGA Tour.

She was 12 and still wore braces when she earned a spot in the 2002 Takefugi Classic through a Monday qualifier. She had a swing so powerfully smooth that only weeks earlier Tom Lehman gave her the nickname "Big Wiesy" because she reminded him of Ernie Els.

"I didn't play very well. I was so star-struck on the range," Wie said. "I was like, 'This is so cool.' I was thinking I could never go back to junior golf after this."

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Golfer Jason Day Out 3 Weeks with Thumb Injury

Last Updated on Friday, 18 April 2014 00:11 Friday, 18 April 2014 00:07

Jason Day

Canadian Press

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, South Carolina (AP) — Jason Day has a cast on his left hand to immobilize his injured thumb and isn't expected to return to competition until The Players Championship in three weeks.

Day's agent, Bud Martin, says the cast was put on as a precaution.

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Spieth Ready for More After Masters Success

Last Updated on Friday, 18 April 2014 00:06 Thursday, 17 April 2014 23:53

Jordan Spieth

Canadian Press

Pete Iacobelli (AP)

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, South Carolina — Get ready, Augusta National. Jordan Spieth can't wait for another chance at that green jacket.

The 20-year-old Spieth is in the field at the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links. He gave no thought to withdrawing after the grind of the Masters, instead feeling energized by his runner-up finish to Bubba Watson.

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Captain Tom Teeing It Up at RBC Heritage

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 April 2014 23:53 Thursday, 17 April 2014 23:41

Tom Watson

Canadian Press

Pete Iacobelli (AP)

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, South Carolina — Tom Watson wants to take a closer look at American prospects for the Ryder Cup, so the U.S. captain is playing in the RBC Heritage this week.

Watson won at Harbour Town Golf Links in 1979 and 1982 at the height of his run as one of the game's best. But these days the 64-year-old Watson is walking locker rooms and watching scoreboards as he seeks the type of gritty U.S. players necessary to compete at Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland this September.

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