Satochi Kadairi got his first PGA Tour win at the RBC Heritage and also an invite to join the Tour as a full member (which he immediately accepted). He didn’t make the win easy. On Thursday, he shot a 2-over 73. Then turned it around on Friday to post the low round of the day – a 63. Saturday saw him card a 1 under. Starting on Sunday, he was 6 strokes behind the 54 hole leader Ian Poulter. Despite the driving winds, Kadairi shot a 66 to finish at 12 under and the leader in the clubhouse at the time. On the course, Si Woo Kim was sitting at 14 under but his putter let him down over the final few holes and he dropped back into a tie with Kadairi forcing a playoff. On the 3rd playoff hole – the par 3 17th, Kadairi nailed a long putt for a birdie. Kim also had a birdie putt but came up short.
Over in Spain, Jon Rahm won his country’s national open – the Open de Espania.
The LPGA was in Hawaii. Canadian youngster Brooke Henderson bombed her tee ball to a win. She averaged 295 yards. She won by 4 strokes over Azahara Munoz at the Lotte Championship for her 6th LPGA Tour victory.