Brady’s 2022 RBC Heritage Journal: A Sensational Sunday at Harbour Town
The final round at this year's RBC Heritage presented by Boeing was one of the most insane finishes I've seen at Harbour Town Golf Links, if not the best. It ended with Jordan Spieth winning the tartan jacket in a playoff.
I started my day following Robert Streb and Peter Malnati, and after they finished I got some autographs and watched the playoff between Spieth and Patrick Cantlay.
Didn't have to get down to Harbour Town super early after Peter’s 65 on Saturday gave him an afternoon tee time around noon. Followed him with my bucket hat on, but I didn't seem to be a good luck charm on Sunday, as he finished the tournament signing a 1-over-par 72.
After his round was over I stayed around the autograph zone with one eye on the broadcast and the other eye on who was coming to sign autographs.
Spieth finished his round with the clubhouse lead and wasn’t ready to sign autographs because he needed to keep both eyes on the broadcast and be ready for a playoff. He said he would be back no matter the situation at the end of the tournament, and he didn’t let the fans down.
The kids were chanting for him for like an hour while he did the trophy ceremony and press conference, but he stuck to his word and came back to sign every kid's hat or memorabilia while wearing his new tartan jacket. I’m happy say I ended up with the champion’s glove for the second straight year — but I’m not going to wear this one and tear a hole in the palm like last year!
When they announced there was going to be a playoff, I rushed over to the only public grandstand on 18. It isn’t my favorite place to watch from, but I found a spot right on the stairs and saw both of the approach shots go into the sand.
It could've been anyone's tartan jacket at that point, but Jordan Spieth is known to be clutch out of the bunkers when he needs to be. He knocked it to 7 inches and tapped it in for par. Patrick Cantlay had about 40 feet left for his par and it didn't drop, giving Jordan the comeback win.
This was one of the best Heritage tournaments I've ever witnessed, and I want to thank Team Lowco for the opportunity to be their intern on-course correspondent this year.
Can’t wait to see y’all at Harbour Town next year!
Brady Sacha is a freshman at Bluffton High School and a member of the Bobcats’ varsity boys golf team. He began an internship with LowcoSports.com and LowcoGolf.com in 2022 and will chronicle his experience at the 2022 RBC Heritage presented by Boeing each day.