Jim Furyk won the RBC Heritage title at Hilton Head after defeating Kevin Kisner on the second play-off hole. The last time Furyk won a title was all the way back in 2010.
44 years old American professional golfer Furyk smashed the final round of 63, eight under par including six birdies on first nine holes, which helped him move ahead of Troy Merritt. Kisner also tied at 18 under after a birdie. After the first playoff hole both Furyk and Kisner went for birdies on the 18th. But at the end Furyk claimed the title and won the tartan jacket after dropping in his second shot at the par-three 17th from 12ft, which Kisner had come up short.
Furyk celebrated his 17th PGA Tour win with his signature fist pumps which he first did when he won the title of FedEx Cup almost five years ago. Merritt got the third position on 16 under which is one stroke ahead of Brendon Todd. While the defending champion, Matt Kuchar got the fifth position.
After winning the trophy Furyk expressed his gratification on the PGA Tour website and said that he had let so many slide by but he really dug deep today and is happy he got it done.
Furyk’s biggest achievement till date is levelling the record for the lowest 72-hole score to win the US open in 2003. In 2010 after two years of no win he won three tournaments back to back in the PGA tour – The Transitions Championship, the Verizon Heritage, and the Tour Championship at the end of the season. He then earned the 2010 FedEx Cup after winning by one stroke. Due to his splendid performance in 2010 he was rewarded by the PGA Player of the Year and PGA Tour Player of the Year titles.