It didn’t really matter how Sunday shook out at the RBC Heritage. That Ian Poulter found himself atop the leaderboard entering the final round at Harbour Town was an impressive accomplishment.
Golf Digest Middle East columnist Justin Parsons flew into Texas on Sunday to help Peter Uihlein prepare for the Houston Open. The PGA Tour rookie needs victory to punch a late ticket to Augusta National.
The PGA Tour event serves as one final tune-up prior to the season’s first major with the winner earning the last spot in the Masters field, provided he isn’t in already.
The Masters, perennially the paramount event of the golf calendar, feels even bigger this year with a host of engaging storylines and return of a certain 14-time major winner. Somewhat ironic, as the Masters field is smaller than it has been in decades.
The Masters is a week away and many in golf are wondering the absurd, which is questioning the contending merits of Jordan Spieth.
It is too early to know whether one dominant era is ending and another is beginning on the PGA Tour Champions, but Steve Stricker is strongly hinting at this scenario.