04.18.17 | Kevin W.
We're back after a little Easter break this past weekend. We did catch the RBC a little though over this past weekend, but the weather was just too nice up here on the East coast to stay inside. Further down the coast, in South Carolina, the former trick shot artist Wesley Bryan was putting on a clinic on the way to his first PGA Tour win and earned the plaid jacket.
Coming into Easter Sunday Jason Dufner was the favorite to win and held the 54-hole lead. Dufner though quickly fell out of contention and ended up finishing tied for 11th place after shooting a 76. Bryan meanwhile shot a 67 Sunday. He started with four birdies on the front nine and finally took the solo lead on the 15th hole with a nice birdie. The final three holes each saw Byran make clutch two-putt pars. Bryan an alumnus of the University of South Carolina became the first native son to win a tour event in the state. The win should come as no surprise to those who follow the tour, Byran has two top-five finishes and one top-ten finish already this year in his second season on the top tour.
Luke Donald missed again at the RBC finishing second for his fifth time at the event. He missed chances to tie Bryan but could only come up with pars on the last four holes. Another young gun also had in contention on Sunday was Ollie Schniederjans who held the lead after his first nine holes on Sunday making the turn with a 31 on the card. The back nine though was a different story than the -5 front nine. The back saw two bogeys and seven pars for Schniederjans and ultimately he finished tied for third. Matt Kuchar was disappointing this week he could not build off his excellent play at the Masters. This past Sunday he started all the way back in 63rd place. The final round though he shot a 67 to move up to eleventh place.