Kuchar seeking Harbour Town repeat

Matt Kuchar is hoping to defend his title at the PGA’s RCB Heritge this weekend.

The American has come full circle, as his last win was at the iconic Harbour Town Links Course in 2014.

Kuchar sealed a sensational win after he holed a bunker shot from the greenside bunker on the picturesque 18th, forcing Luke Donald to find a birdie in his last three holes to force a playoff. Fortunately for Kuchar, he didn’t.

“Everybody knows the 18th hole at Harbour Town,” said the seven-time PGA Tour winner on islandpacket.com.

“It’s one of the most unique, memorable holes in the game of golf. And to have pulled off and have a miraculous shot out of a bunker, to see it go in to win the tournament, it is something I’ll never forget.

“It’s fun to come back. Hopefully I can find a green in regulation, and not the bunker. It certainly will always be a special place for me.”

The 36-year-old is coming off a rather disappointing showing at the Masters, where he would finish tied for 46th on two over par.

“I actually had very high hopes going into last week’s tournament and wasn’t quite as sharp as I had hoped,” he revealed.

“I made a few tweaks in my game that I thought improved to include some new shots. Some of those new shots were hitting a lot higher with more spin, thought around the greens at Augusta National it could be handy.

“I just wasn’t quite as dialled in as I would like to have been. I’m not as sharp, but I know this place has brought out some great things in my game.”

The RCB Heritage tees off on Thursday at the Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina