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Sunday
Apr162017

Wesley Bryan Wins The RBC Heritage!

Completing an incredible run from college golfer to trick shot artist to reality show contestant to multi-stage Q-School grad to Web.com Tour graduate, Wesley Bryan posted a 67 to win the 2017 RBC Heritage at Harbour Town.

Kevin Casey with the full Golfweek.com roundup of the Heritage, with a partial embed of Wesley's interview with CBS's Jim Nantz and Nick Faldo.

Bryan struggled at first in his rookie 2016-17 season on the PGA Tour, missing four straight cuts at one point and not posting a finish better than T-42 in his first eight starts of the season. Bryan then caught fire, though, going T4-T4-T7 in February and March. A 69th and T-62 followed, but now there’s a PGA Tour win in the books.

Statistically it was an odd week for Bryan, as he scrambled his brains out, yet Strokes Gained tells us he passed his peers with great approach play.

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Reader Comments (7)

To think he was so bad on Big Break too. How did he overcome that? Who cares, actually.

An impressive win made that much sweeter watching Poulter mess up his chances to retain a card. Was the blimp also back, Geoff?
04.16.2017 | Unregistered CommenterDavidC
I'm pretty sure that was actually a plane David, but good spot. It definitely added to the telecast. Seeing Harbour Town from above was swell and the movement of the plane brings an urgency to the proceedings that the blimp shot can't deliver. Though the blimp is great for the replays of shots.
04.16.2017 | Registered CommenterGeoff
Hard to not root for Wesley Bryan. What a great story, and David was right. He was awful on Big Break. It was shocking watching him win on the Web tour. To see him win Harbor Town is awesome. Great story.
04.16.2017 | Unregistered CommenterMJR
Refreshing win.....congrats to Wesley Bryan. Want to see more of this young man's play. Saw a lot of tee balls in the trees,badly missed iron play, chunked shots, poor chips, and terrible putting from a lot of players on the leader-board. A lot of name players struggled on Harbour Town Golf Links on Sunday.

And what's up with Jason Dufner's putting? He literally locked up over a 10" putt on #11 green after missing several very short putts on the front nine. Appeared he could not draw it back.

Luke Donald must have the best short game on Tour. No way that guy can get a sun tan as much time as he spends in the trees.

Pulling for Poulter the next two weeks. btw, a Euro Ryder Cup team is just not complete without his spit and fire.
04.17.2017 | Unregistered CommenterPro From Dover
Very happy for Bryan...nice to hear someone so honest and quotable in the winner's circle. Gotta call BS on two moves yesterday...neither were his, though. Poulter gets introduced on the 1st tee, the fans (not patrons!) applaud, and Poulter doesn't even acknowledge them! Doesn't even look in their direction. But the putter drop after holing his 3rd putt on the 5th green by that consummate wet dishrag Jason Dufner takes the prize. If his caddy had any cojones, he should have just left the damn thing there! It was one of the most d__kheaded moves I have seen by a player in a long time. Karma kicked in on Dufner, playing the last 12 holes 6 over, I believe. TO paraphrase Sgt. Hulka from the cinematic classic "Stripes"..."lighten up, Jason..."
04.17.2017 | Unregistered Commentersurfmeister
Met Life no longer sponsors a blimp, so the blimp company has taken its air bag and gone home. CBS evidently doesn't want to pay for one itself, understandable since blimp shots have always been tradeouts (camera position for a few mentions) since Frank Chrikinian created the shot for the 1960 Orange Bowl on CBS. Goodyear was all in on that for decades.

But an airplane view is useless for all but beauty shots, so we're back to 1986 again. It was in 1987 that Goodyear invented the GyroCam 360 mount that allowed tracking shots from a blimp. TV news helicopters use them all the time. It wouldn't work with a single-engine plane. Nowhere to put the apparatus.
04.17.2017 | Unregistered CommenterGolden Bell
Glad this kid won, and hope he has staying power. His post-round interview was awesome. Seems to be incredibly down to earth.
04.17.2017 | Unregistered CommenterDrBunsenHoneydew

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