English golfer Matt Fitzpatrick claimed his first win of the PGA Tour season, holding off a late challenge from Jordan Spieth to win the RBC Heritage. Fitzpatrick finished with a four-round score of 18 under par at Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Spieth, the 2015 Masters champion, shot a 66 in the final round to finish one stroke behind Fitzpatrick.
Fitzpatrick's win was his sixth career victory on the European Tour, but his first in the United States. The 27-year-old from Sheffield, England, had previously finished second on the PGA Tour on four occasions, including twice in 2021. The victory earned Fitzpatrick a prize of $1.28 million and moved him to 14th in the world rankings.
Spieth, who has struggled with his form in recent years, was seeking his first win since 2017. The Texan's performance at the RBC Heritage was his best of the season, and he will take confidence from his strong finish as he prepares for the upcoming Masters tournament.
Other notable performances at the RBC Heritage included a third-place finish for American Collin Morikawa, who won the WGC-Workday Championship in February, and a tie for fourth for South African Christiaan Bezuidenhout.
source : cnn.com