2020 RBC Heritage leaderboard breakdown, takeaways: Scores go low as race to win on Sunday heats up

2020 RBC Heritage leaderboard breakdown, takeaways: Scores go low as race to win on Sunday heats up


Four players share the lead with and 17 within three shots of the lead heading into the ultimate round


The 2020 RBC Heritage took an unexpected activate Saturday as what looked mostly sort of a two-horse race between Webb Simpson and Bryson DeChambeau became an innumerable-horse race with 35 players within five strokes of the lead going into Sunday.

Simpson played well, but with a scoring average that dipped to 68.1 on Saturday, his 68 was just better than the sector average. DeChambeau didn't fare also as Simpson did because the two played within the final pairing together, and he'll need to come from deep within the gain Sunday to possess an attempt . Let's take a glance at the leaderboard going into Round 4 at Harbour Town.

T1. Webb Simpson (-15) -- The encouraging part for Simpson is that his tee-to-green game seems to be settling. He hit it rather well on Saturday and made almost no putts in the least . He's the simplest player of these within the top 15, and as long as he putts it average and no-one goes absolutely nuts on Sunday, he should walk off with the win. it isn't exactly brave to require the favourite , but he's my pick to win in Round 4 because the ball-striking has been solid for 2 of the three rounds here.

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T1. Ryan Palmer, Abraham Ancer, Tyrrell Hatton (-15)

 -- Golf is usually great, but it's certainly tons more enjoyable for viewers when Tyrrell Hatton is involved. Hatton runs as hot as anyone within the world when he's playing poorly, and he also can get as hot as anyone within the world when things are clicking. Interestingly in the week , he's picked up the lion's share of his strokes on the greens -- currently No. 1 in strokes gained putting -- which isn't a sustainable thanks to win a tournament. After his round on Saturday, he said he doesn't feel comfortable over the ball in the least albeit he'd just shot 63. doesn't bode well for Sunday.

T5. Daniel Berger, Carlos Ortiz, Joel Dahmen (-14) 

-- Another guy who's not hitting it also as he's putting is Daniel Berger. It's difficult to see him winning fortnight during a row given the sector caliber in both tournaments, but I do love seeing him get into contention. He has one among the foremost unique swings on the PGA Tour, and when it's right, it's great. it had been right Saturday as he finished top 20 in strokes gained on approach shots to shoot one among six 63s in Round 3.

T8. Sergio Garcia, Joaquin Niemann, Chris Stroud, Michael Thompson, Ian Poulter, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Erik van Rooyen, Corey Conners (-13) -- this is often an excellent course for Sergio's skill set. Besides giving the quote of the week on Saturday after his third-round 65, Garcia inched his high a packed board with birdies at three of his last four holes and eight birdies overall. He's first in strokes gained tee to green in the week , which is where he should be at Harbour Town. i really like seeing a locked-in Garcia shaping shots at a singular course like this one, and he'll be doing just that on Sunday knowing he must go fairly low to possess an opportunity to win.

T16. Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson (-12) -- These three are among a huge group at 12 under, and one among them goes to travel low on Sunday. DeChambeau hit it poorly on the rear nine on Saturday and didn't make a birdie over his last nine holes, but that's an anomaly for him. Koepka and D.J. are swinging it better in the week than I've seen them swing it during a while. Both are within the top five in strokes gained off the tee. Somebody here features a 63 in them to win the event.

Other takeaways
• This leaderboard is more compact than Jon Rahm's swing. What that likely means is that whoever makes the foremost putts of the highest 10 or 15 guys will win the event on Sunday. Hopefully it doesn't become a putting contest, but it's something worth considering going into the ultimate day.

• Harbour Town played to a scoring average of 68.1 on Saturday after averaging 68.9 on Friday and 70.1 on Thursday. Maybe which will be attributed to the removal of players who weren't playing that well via the cut, but it seemed mega-soft in Round 3.

• I always like watching who's crushing within the tee-to-green department on Saturday night but hasn't seen their score reflect it so far . Your candidates in the week are Tony Finau (-11) and Justin Thomas (-9). Both are likely too far back to win, but do not be surprised if they are going deep on Sunday.

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