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RBC Heritage Final Round Disrupted by Storm Delay: PGA Tour’s Decision Questioned

Nine players were unable to finish the final round on Sunday at the RBC Heritage due to a two-hour and thirty-two-minute thunderstorm delay. Hilton Head In the final round of the RBC Heritage on Sunday, did the PGA Tour make a mistake by beginning later and using two tees?

With nine players returning, including leader and world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler at -20 and a five-shot lead over Wyndham Clark, who finished his round, and the trio of Patrick Cantlay, J.T. Poston, and Sahith Theegala, who didn’t, the answer is undoubtedly yes. The final round was not completed on Sunday and will need to conclude on Monday.

Scheffler, who hasn’t made a bogey since making two on the tournament’s third hole on Thursday, put his second shot into the par-5 15th in the lake as the sun was sinking. Play was halted, leaving him with a 10-footer to maintain his par-or-better run.

At Harbour Town Golf Links on Sunday, during the last round of the RBC Heritage, Scottie Scheffler hits a shot from the tenth fairway.

Regarding his wedge to set up a possible par save, Scheffler commented, “I hit a really beautiful shot in there.” “I felt like I was hitting a lot of very excellent putts today, and they weren’t really dropping. I felt like I had good momentum and kind of knew what the putt was doing.” It seemed like I deserved one.

At 4:28 p.m., the two-hour, thirty-two-minute rain delay was declared, and play on the course resumed at 7 p.m. with 18 players remaining. It seems obvious that a two-tee start and earlier tee times would have allowed the championship round to conclude in time for a postseason.

Chief referee Gary Young revealed that on Saturday afternoon, their metrologist informed them that the storm that was expected to threaten Hilton Head all week would remain south, with only a 30% probability of thunderstorms and a 70–80% likelihood of rain.

That is not the case; instead, thunderstorms eventually developed as a result of the front stalling to the north.

Even though the top player in the world is attempting to win for the fourth time in five appearances, it appears that finishing early would be preferable to playing in front of a small crowd on Monday at 8 a.m.

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