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2019 Heritage full of sun, fun and great golf.

Photos by Arno Dimmling

C.T. Pan RBC Heritage
C.T. Pan flew under the radar most of the week, then played a brilliant final round in breezy conditions, finishing first at 12 under

A little Friday rain couldn’t dampen the high spirits as locals enjoyed mostly beautiful weather during the 2019 RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing. Several of the biggest names in golf were in the hunt until the very end, but it wasn’t Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar or Webb Simpson slipping on the tartan jacket and collecting the $1.2 million prize.

Taiwanese professional C.T. Pan posted his first PGA Tour victory with a come-from-behind win, finishing a stroke ahead of Kuchar. In addition to the jacket and prize money, winning the Heritage also punches Pan’s ticket to next year’s Masters.

“My wife and I watched Tiger winning (the Masters) and she was like, ‘Hey, I’m not patient at all, so you better get me there as soon as possible,” Pan said.

Pan was actually going to skip the Heritage to focus on a junior golf event he and his wife put together. His wife told him to go play on Hilton Head while she took care of organizing the junior event. It turned out to be a great decision.

“Just listen to your wife and you will have a good life,” Pan deadpanned. “She’s right. Always.”