We’re only a few days removed from one of golf’s legendary moments, a Masters already etched near the top of history’s leaderboard. Everyone who has ever touched the game — and many others who couldn’t tell you the difference between a dogleg and a hosel — remain buzzing from Tiger Woods capturing his 15th major, the most improbable of feats in which he beat a generation of players he helped create. The ground is still shaking from his heroic shot into the par-3 16th that missed being an ace by mere inches. Had it gone in, the roar would be halfway around the world by now.
As it stands, the remnants of echoes have traveled about 130 miles southeast to serene and laid back Hilton Head Island, S.C., where the RBC Heritage takes place this week. The Masters champ isn’t in the field, but four of the top 10 players have arrived to a much calmer environment than the pressure-cooker just a couple of hours up the road. Much has changed on the golf landscape since 1983, but these two tournaments have been played consecutively each year sinc...
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