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During his second round of the Maybank Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur, Pablo Larrazábal found refuge in a lake after being attacked by hornets.

He was playing the par-5 fifth hole when the dangerous insects were seemingly attracted to his shirt. "They were three times the size of bees," he said. "They were huge and like 30 or 40 of them started to attack me big time. I didn’t know what to do. My caddie told me to run, so I start running like a crazy guy, but the hornets were still there, so the other players told me to jump in the lake. I ran to the lake, threw my scorecard down, took off my shoes and jumped in the water. It was the scariest moment of my career, for sure. I’ve never been so scared." Naturally, he birdied the hole and shot 4-under 68. "The referees and a doctor took me aside and gave me a couple of injections and told me to relax. After the injections I felt a lot better and could continue. Without the help of the referees I couldn’t have finished the round, because I was in no state to play golf."
Apr 18 - 3:47 AM

In a feature at Golfweek.com, Jim McCabe explained why Steve Marino hadn't competed in 2014 until his first round of the RBC Heritage.

After missing the cut at the OHL Classic of Mayakoba, the final stop before the holiday break, Marino injured his left leg after jumping onto a sandbar from his boat. He fractured the fibula and tore ligaments in his ankle. Note that this is the same leg on which he had surgery in his knee in October of 2011. He also received a stem call injection to aid in the healing process. Only recently was he comfortable in walking 18 holes in competition. "I feel really good," Marino said. "I think I'm ready." Suddenly, his opening 72 at Harbour Town looks a little better.
Apr 18 - 1:56 AM

Charles Howell III signed for a 2-under-par 34-35=69 following his opening round of the RBC Heritage.

Howell III closed three strokes adrift of the overnight co-leaders. He's the last of 19 golfers inside the top 10 on the leaderboard. He went just 1-for-3 in scrambling, but lassoed four birdies, including conversions from 20'1" and 34'9" at the 10th and sixth holes, respectively. However, he signed his card with a strokes gained-putting split south of -1.000 due to three whiffs inside nine feet. Unless he continues to assault greens in regulation, it wouldn't be a surprise to see him fade.
Apr 17 - 6:22 PM

Harris English coasted to a 3-under-par 33-35=68 in his opening round of the RBC Heritage.

He landed only 11 greens in regulation, but limited the negative to two bogeys. Elsewhere, English rolled in five birdies, including conventional conversions from 32'2" and 12'10" at Nos. 5 and 9, respectively. He also holed out for birdie from off the green 18 yards away at 6. With 18 holes in the books, he stands alone in fourth place, two swings back of the overnight tri-leaders.
Apr 17 - 6:09 PM

Kevin Streelman carded a 2-under-par 34-35=69 in his opening round of the RBC Heritage.

The first-time father has been in a relative rut pretty much since his baby was born over the holidays. He tied for third at Kapalua, but only 30 golfers were in play that week. A T25 at Doral is his best finish since. Meanwhile, he's placed T17 (2012) and T3 (2013) in the last two editions of the RBC, so we may simply need to chalk him up as a horse for the course if he excels yet again this week. Streelman hit 14 greens and erased two bogeys with four birdies, the longest of which stretching 27'6" at the par-3 17th hole. He also saved par from 14'9" at 12. He's three strokes off the pace of the clubhouse co-leaders.
Apr 17 - 5:56 PM

Jordan Spieth finagled a 2-under-par 35-34=69 for his opening round of the RBC Heritage.

He split only five (of 14) fairways and hit just nine greens in regulation, but the wunderkind limited the damage to two bogeys while converting four birdies. His longest measured just 10'9" at the par-3 17th hole. Spieth signed his card sitting three strokes adrift of the clubhouse co-leaders. It's a welcome rebound from a disappointing conclusion to the Masters, but considering he doesn't turn 21 years of age until late July, every success continues to spoil us.
Apr 17 - 5:46 PM

Lucas Glover opened the RBC Heritage with a 2-under-par 36-33=69 and sits three strokes adrift of the clubhouse tri-leaders.

With 10 missed cuts in 15 starts this season, he's been a major disappointment for investors holding their breath for a bounce-back campaign. Of course, it takes only one week, but he still needs to back up today's fortune. Glover split 11 (of 14) fairways and hit 11 greens en route to four birdies and two bogeys. The highlight of the round occurred at the par-4 10th where his birdie try from 40'8" disappeared. Glover also holed his birdie attempt from 15'10" at the par-4 13th. He even poured in a par save from 10'7" at 8.
Apr 17 - 5:13 PM

William McGirt crafted a 5-under-par 31-35=66 in his opening round of the RBC Heritage, earning a piece of the overnight lead.

We've stated it here before, but it happened again today. McGirt found another gear with his putter despite hitting only 11 greens in regulation. He connected four birdies beginning at the second hole, the last three of which measuring 11 feet, 14'9" and 20'11", respectively. He made the turn with another birdie conversion at 9, this time from 11'6". After a bogey-6 at 15, his only blemish of the round, the North Carolina native rolled in a par save from 12'4" at 16, and then holed out for birdie from a bunker 14 yards out at the par-3 17th. At last check, his strokes gained-putting split, which doesn't include the jarred bunker blast, sat at a gaudy 4.757. He arrived at Harbour Town ranked 32nd on the PGA TOUR in SG-P, but has just two top 25s in 14 starts.
Apr 17 - 5:03 PM

John Mallinger submitted a 2-under-par 34-35=69 for his opening round of the RBC Heritage.

Mallinger split 12 (of 14) fairways but only nine greens in regulation. No biggie as he saved par seven times while complementing the short-game wizardry with four birdies. His longest par save measured 10'5" at the par-3 fourth hole. His notable birdies dropped in from 13'6" and 12'5" at Nos. 13 and 7, respectively. Mallinger signed his card sitting three strokes off the clubhouse lead. It's the first step of what could be a critical week for the long-term. He arrived in Hilton Head Island with five starts remaining on his Major Medical Extension to earn $273,364 or 156.85 FedExCup points and retain status.
Apr 17 - 4:54 PM

Brian Stuard posted a 2-under-par 35-34=69 in his opening round of the RBC Heritage, finishing three strokes back of the clubhouse co-leaders.

After bracketing the holiday break with a trio of top-six finishes, Stuard has been largely quiet. His only top 25 in his previous eight starts was a T24 at The Honda Classic. Today's red number is just his second in last eight lid-lifters. He went 6-for-7 in scrambling and converted three birdies, the longest from 12'2" at the par-3 17th hole. After 24th in the FedExCup standings, he's poised for a deep run in the Playoffs where he stalled out in the second leg last season.
Apr 17 - 4:49 PM

With a 5-under-par 31-35=66 for his opening round of the RBC Heritage, Scott Langley shares the clubhouse lead.

Since a solo third at Copperhead five weeks ago, Langley is 0-for-2. That mini-drought figures to end at Harbour Town where he hit 12 greens in regulation and circled seven birdies today. He holed six of them on the front nine, but the only of notable distance measured 17 feet at the par-3 14th. He also salvaged a par from 11'1" at 3.
Apr 17 - 4:42 PM

Tim Herron shot a 2-under-par 35-34=69 in his opening round of the RBC Heritage.

This was a strange experience for Lumpy today, but if you follow him on Twitter, you could argue that it was in line with his quirky nature. He hit 12 greens in regulation and circled an eagle and one birdie, but his longest conversion dropped for par from 14'4" at the par-3 third hole. And his only bogey was as a result of a three-putt from just 39 inches at the par-5 fifth. He's three strokes off the pace of the clubhouse co-leaders and can't afford to stumble. Including this week's event, he has three starts remaining on his Major Medical Extension to earn $258,234 or 161.81 FedExCup points and retain status.
Apr 17 - 4:36 PM

Steve Marino turned in a 1-over-par 36-36=72 for his opening round of the RBC Heritage.

Today's loop of Harbour Town marks his first live action since he missed the cut in México five months ago. While we could speculate that he's still dealing with an injured left knee, there hasn't been any news to indicate why he's been away. Marino hit only eight greens in regulation today, but still managed four birdies, including conversions from 12'11" and 15'5" at the 16th and fourth holes, respectively. He got to 2-under at one point, but closed with bogeys on three of his last four holes, all as a result of missing the green in regulation after a poor drive. At least check, his strokes gained-putting split sat at 2.712.
Apr 17 - 3:13 PM

Greg Chalmers withdrew from the RBC Heritage during his opening round due to a back injury.

The lefty split the expansive fairway at the par-4 18th hole, his ninth of the round, and then walked off. He was 5-over-par through eight holes with no par breakers, three bogeys and a double. It's just his third mid-tournament WD in 349 PGA TOUR starts. It drops him to 8-for-14 on the season. He started the week slotted 109th in FedExCup points.
Apr 17 - 3:03 PM

Ben Martin opened the RBC Heritage with a 2-under-par 33-36=69.

He landed 13 greens in regulation and suffered only one over-par hole, but that was a triple bogey at the par-3 14th where he sailed his first tee ball out of bounds well left. But Martin also picked off five birdies, three of which from 12-14 feet and a seven-yard hole-out from the rough at the par-4 ninth. He walked off sitting three strokes off the clubhouse lead and with a strokes gained-putting measurement north of 2.605.
Apr 17 - 2:45 PM



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