Fitzpatrick Edges Spieth in Playoff to Win RBC Heritage

Defending U.s. Open Champion Matt Fitzpatrick edged Jordan Spieth in a playoff to win the RBC Heritage on Sunday afternoon at Harbour Town in South Carolina. 

This is Fitzpatrick’s first win since last year’s U.S. Open at Brookline Country Club. 

Matt Fitzpatrick wins it. PHOTO: Joe Calabro, GolfNewsRI

“It’s hard to describe. It doesn’t get better than this,” said Fitzpatrick after the round. 

Fitzpatrick took home $3.6 million for the victory. 

How it Happened

Fitzpatrick trailed Spieth by two shots with just five holes to play, but made birdies on the 15th and 16th holes to tie the lead at 17-under. 

In the playoff, Fitzpatrick dodged a couple of “bullets” by Spieth in the first two extra holes, including a birdie putt that Spieth thought he had. 

On the third playoff hole, Fitzpatrick knocked a nine-iron to one-foot for a tap-in birdie on the 18th hole to give him the win. 

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