Potter Back in Hilton Head; Matsuyama First Japanese Player to Win a U. S. Major
Monday, April 12, 2021

    Ted Potter is back in action this week at the RBC Heritage in Hilton Head, one of the favorite destinations of many PGA Tour players. Ted will be looking to make a significant improvement on his 2020-2021 season, in which he has made just four cuts in 14 starts, with earnings of $202,917. 

    Webb Simpson is the defending champ in the $7.1 million event played at the Harbour Town Golf Links with the world-renowned lighthouse. Webb collected a check for $1,278,000 last year, when he won by one stroke at 22 under par.

    There are three Gators in the field - Billy Horschel, Brian Gay and Camilo Villegas, and one Seminole, Daniel Berger. Horschel wound up the Masters yesterday with a 4-over-par 76, and tied for 50th at 8 over. 

    Youngster Will Zalatoris, who made a host of new fans with his second-place finish behind Hideki Matsuyama at Augusta National, heads a small group of name players in the field. Zalatoris posted a 70 on Sunday and walked off the 18th hole at 9 under par, just one stroke behind the first Japanese player ever to win a U. S. Major. Also entered are Dustin Johnson, Alex Noren, Patrick Cantlay, hole-in-one star Tommy Fleetwood and Paul Casey.

    Matsuyama, an instant national hero in Japan, took home $2,070,000, which is a lot of yen. There were only four sub-70 rounds in the finale, highlighted by a 6-under-66 by Jon Rahm, who rocketed up the leader board to finish in a tie for fifth with Marc Leishman at 6 under. They were one stroke behind Jordan Spieth and Xander Schauffele, who tied for third at 7 under. 



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