With a sigh of relief, C.T. Pan took a moment to bask in the glory of winning the 51st RBC Heritage Sunday evening.
“It’s still really hard for me to believe,” Pan said after shooting a 4-under 67 Sunday. “My phone has been vibrating heh last ten minutes. I’m so happy I finally got it done.”
The 27-year-old from Chinese Taipei started the day two shots off the leader Dustin Johnson. Pan carded five birdies to take home his first ever PGA Tour win Sunday.
“Probably the best weekend I’ve had,” Pan added. “I had a great time here in Hilton Head. My family just means everything to me. I just want to go back and celebrate.”
With the potential of a playoff against Matt Kuchar and Patrick Cantlay looming, Pan knocked in a birdie on 16 and played mistake-free golf the rest of the round. “Decisions with the ball is very important out here,” Pan explained after the round .”I hit a lot of fairways, which works well. I work on the low driver as well. I did a lot of preparation for this week to get myself ready.”
Johnson, the top-ranked golfer in the world and leader headed into Sunday’s round, follwed three-straight bogeys with two double bogeys in a row to finished 6-over on the day and tied for 28th in the tournament.
For a full recap of the final round of the RBC Heritage, tune in to WSAV News at 11. The WSAV sports team will bring you post-round comments from C.T. Pan, Matt Kuchar, and Shane Lowry.