• UW alum C.T. Pan rallies to win 1st PGA Tour title

    By: PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer

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    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - C.T. Pan took advantage of Dustin Johnson's back-nine meltdown to win the RBC Heritage for his first PGA Tour victory.

    The 27-year-old Pan, who played golf at the University of Washington, closed with a 4-under 67 on Sunday at Harbour Town Golf Links for a one-stroke victory over Matt Kuchar. Pan finished at 12-under 272.

    The top-ranked Johnson, the third-round leader in his home-state event, had a 77 to tie for 28th at 4 under. He played a five-hole stretch in 7 over, making bogeys on Nos. 11-13 and double bogeys on Nos. 14-15.

    Pan took the lead for good with a 9-foot birdie putt on the par-4 16th.

    Kuchar closed with a 67.

    Pan headed to the practice range after the round to keep ready in case of a playoff, then raised his arms in triumph when told he'd won. He earned $1,242,000, a PGA Tour exemption through 2020-21 and spots in next month's PGA Championship and next year's Masters. He's the RBC Heritage's fourth straight first-time winner.


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