Overnight leader and World No. 65 Jason Dufner ballooned to a 5-over-par 38-38=76 in the final round of the RBC Heritage to finish on 8-under 276, down 10 spots into a 11-way T11, a distant five in arrears of TOUR rookie and first-time champ Wesley Bryan, who shot 67.
After kicking off in progressively better laps of 68-67-65, the 40-year-old led by one over Graham DeLaet, four clear of Bryan. It was his seventh career 54-hole lead/co-lead and drops to 3-for-7 in that regard. The Auburn alum circled a 2-putt birdie at the par-5 second, and that was it, playing his final 16 holes in birdie-less 6-over. He striped 11 (of 14) fairways and hit 11 greens in regulation, posting 1.773 SG: Off-the-Tee, No. 1 in the latter at 4.439. The Ohio native lost 1.225 strokes tee-to-green and 3.586 on the greens, recording a dismal 2.091 putts per GIR and 34 putts total. He squared bogeys at 3, 5, 7 (3-putt from 17'7") and 14, swallowing double bogey-6 at 13, and missed three par-savers from inside of 10 feet. No consolation, but this was Dufner's best finish on HHI in nine tries and third top 25. Apr 16 - 7:35 PM