The Lowco Pod Squad puts a bow on one of the more exciting — if unusual — tournaments in RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing history. Hear what champion Webb Simpson had to say after claiming the tartan jacket, as well as an interview with Hilton Head High's Miya Poplin, who was recently named the Gatorade South Carolina Girls Soccer Player of the Year.
As day began to fade into night at Harbour Town Golf Links on Sunday, Webb Simpson walked down a quiet 18th fairway, the sunset complemented by his yellow shirt. He wore it in honor of his dad, Evander Samuel Simpson III, who passed away just over two years ago. It’s only fitting that on Father’s Day, Webb found something special.
We’ve certainly seen some new things in the 2020 edition of the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing. A tournament in June. A “bubble” to attempt to keep the novel coronavirus out. A fanless gallery. And now, a new scoring record.
On a Friday afternoon clouded by a positive COVID-19 test, then interrupted by thunderstorms, Webb Simpson surged to the top of the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing leaderboard with his second straight round of 6-under 65.
The coronavirus pandemic has found its way into the PGA Tour “bubble” — right here on Hilton Head Island.
As a South Carolina native who grew up playing all the Palmetto State’s finest golf courses — and taking trophies home from many of them — you’d expect Matthew NeSmith to know his way around Harbour Town Golf Links. But even with titles from two tournaments closely associated with the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing, NeSmith had never played a competitive round on Pete Dye’s masterpiece until Thursday.
The ghosts of Harbour Town have haunted Ian Poulter for nearly a decade. Could 2020 be the fateful year these demons are exorcised for good? The 44-year-old Englishman conjured an opening 7-under 64 to grab a share of the 18-hole lead at the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing.
After an arduous several months marked by shoulder surgery and a pandemic shutdown, 2017 RBC Heritage champion Wesley Bryan is ready to reset and make some more noise at Harbour Town Golf Links.
This year’s RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing will be different from every previous installment in just about every possible way, right down to the way the PGA Tour professionals interact with Harbour Town Golf Links and Hilton Head Island in general.
The Lowco hits the big stage in this episode of the LowcoSports Lowdown. Wes Kerr catches up with Carmen Mlodzinski, the 31st overall pick in the Major League Baseball first-year player draft, about his landing spot with the Pittsburgh Pirates. RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing tournament director Steve Wilmot drops in to talk about the PGA Tour's stop on Hilton Head Island from June 18-21, and May River boys soccer coach Misael Garzon joins Wes and Justin Jarrett to discuss the Black Lives Matter protest he helped organize in Ridgeland.