Golf Report: Matt Fitzpatrick wins the RBC Heritage, and Rory Does Not Show
Updated: May 9
SOS being sent out from Rory Mcilroy's camp. The RBC has come and gone and Rory did not participate. Why the heck is this even a problem? Well, for starters it was a designated event.. After the Masters. Who came up with that nonsense? Not me, that being said I hardly have enough credibility to write these blogs, let alone make PGA decisions but even I would make this a non designated event. Long story short, a designated event is basically an event you have to participate in or else you're penalized. In Rory’s case, he has now been on the receiving end of that penalization. Sucks for the spokesperson of the PGA.
Anyway, the good news is a good guy won the event. Matty Fitz took the dub, and he needed it. He won the US Open and since then was not playing up to his standards. If y’all watched the Netflix documentary “Full Swing”, we could see that Matthew is a very analytical golfer. He has tracked just about every single swing he has taken since the age of 11. While some call him a nerd, I do feel very happy that he got this win as he NEEDED this win in the worst way. Matty Fitz actually had his first win in the US, he is from Europe.
The leaderboard was as follows:
Matt Fitzpatrick, -17, $3,600,000
: Jordan Spieth, -17, $2,180,000
Patrick Cantlay, -16, $1,380,000
Xander Schauffele, -15, $980,000
Sahith Theegala, -14, $772,500
Hayden Buckley, -14, $772,500
Brian Harman, -13, $607,500
Emiliano Grillo, -13, $607,500
Sungjae Im, -13, $607,500
Cam Davis, -13, $607,500
Scottie Scheffler, -12, $445,000
Scottie Scheffler Masters Tournament
Now, some things I’d like to point out are the following: Jordan Speith has been playing out of his mind this week. He won the tournament last year, and took Fitzy to a playoff in order to win the tournament. While I hope Spieth continues this play, the man needs to win. Nobody, aside from maybe some of the greats (Tiger, Jack, Faldo, and Phil to name a few), had this type of dominance. So while these top tens are nice for him, we need a win soon from Speith and maybe even at a big event. Scottie Scheffler has been the big bet recently. Take him as a made the cut if you’re a conservative bettor, but I’d take him as a top 10 finisher. The guy is unreal. Plays better than anyone right now, and he and Rahm are at the top of the game.
PGA Tour, Colin Morikawa and Max Homa
The event following the RBC Heritage will be the Zurich Classic. A 2v2 matchup with pairs like Cantlay/Schauffele taking home the trophy last year. Some of the big time groupings that are seen as of today are the following: Cantlay, Patrick/Schauffele, Xander, Collin Morikawa/Max Homa, Billy Horschel/Sam Burns, Matt Fitzpatrick/Alex Fitzpatrick, Si Woo Kim/Tom Kim, Sahith Theegala/Justin Suh. Who has the best chance in this? I’d say lob some money on Cantlay/Schauffele, and Colin/Max as they’ve been playing the best as of right now. Also, John Daly the GOAT of everything besides eating clean and healthy is playing so I’d always lob some coin on him too.
CBS Sports, Kyle Porter