HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Matt Kuchar overcame a four-stroke deficit to finally finish on top, when his stunning chip-in on the 18th hole gave him a 64 and a victory at the RBC Heritage on Sunday.
Kuchar was four shots behind Luke Donald at the start but made that up with seven birdies on his first 10 holes. He had a birdie putt of less than eight feet at the par-3 17th, but three-putted for bogey to fall into a tie for first.
Kuchar was in more trouble in a bunker at Harbour Town Golf Links’ closing lighthouse hole.
That’s when he blasted out and watched the ball rattle in for birdie.
Kuchar punched the air and raised his arms in celebration of his seventh career PGA Tour win.
JIMENEZ CLOSES WITH 67 TO WIN GREATER GWINNETT: In Duluth, Ga., Miguel Angel Jimenez held off Bernhard Langer to win the Greater Gwinnett Championship on Sunday, becoming only the third player to lead from start to finish in his Champions Tour debut.
Jimenez, coming off a fourth-place finish in the Masters, closed with a 67 to finish two strokes ahead of Langer. Jimenez finished the tournament with 32 consecutive holes without a bogey at TPC Sugarloaf.
Langer, the defending champion, shot his third-straight 68. Jimenez and Langer were tied at 10 under before a two-shot swing on No. 8. Jimenez needed only a short putt for a birdie, and Langer fell two strokes behind with his bogey.
Jay Haas shot 67 and was third, four shots off the lead. Fred Couples shot 70 and was fourth.
WESTWOOD WINS MALAYSIAN OPEN: In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Lee Westwood ended a two-year winless drought with a seven-shot victory at the Malaysian Open on Sunday.
After a four-hour delay due to the threat of lightning in the middle of the final round, Westwood went on to shoot a 4-under par 68 to complete an 18 under 270 at the Kuala Lumpur Country Club course for his 36th career victory.
Westwood led from start to finish in the event that he also won in 1997.
South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen (68), the 2012 champion, along with Belgium’s Nicolas Colsaerts (70) and Austria’s Bernd Wiesberger (67) shared second place on 11-under par.