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WATCH: How Wesley Bryan Won the RBC Heritage

Photo Credit: Jason Getz, USA Today Sports

Just more than a year ago, Wesley Bryan was trying to shake the image that he (along with his brother, George) was a trick-shot artist who had become an internet sensation.

Then Bryan won three times on the Tour last year and he’s just kept going. His RBC Heritage victory at Harbour Town on Sunday did more than make him the first native South Carolinian to win his home-state event. It stamped Bryan as a big-time player.

“This is as good as it gets,” Bryan said. “It’s one I grew up dreaming on the practice green late at night … this putt is to win the Heritage. And to get it done is one of the coolest experiences ever.”

Having strung together three straight top-seven finishes earlier this year, Bryan played an outstanding final round while almost every other contender stumbled at some point.

Bryan birdied the 13th and 15th holes on Sunday to grab the lead and no one could match him. Donald tried, holing a brilliant long bunker shot for a birdie at No. 11, but an earlier double bogey left him the runner-up again.

Ollie Schniederjans had a chance until he bogeyed the 71st hole while third-round leader Jason Dufner came apart, shooting 76. Webb Simpson and Kevin Kisner, both of whom had a share of the lead at times on Sunday, fell back on the final nine holes.

Bryan was brilliant on Harbour Town’s tiny greens when he needed to be. He needed only 17 putts in his first 14 holes on Sunday and finished the 72-hole event with just 99 putts.

Fifteen months ago, Bryan had never played a PGA Tour event. Now he’s a winner.

“Will Ferrell said it best – escalated quickly,” Bryan said. “It’s still kind of surreal.”


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