How it happened: Hoffman leads RBC Heritage

Charley Hoffman during the third round of the 2013 RBC Heritage.

Charley Hoffman during the third round of the 2013 RBC Heritage.

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RBC Heritage

Hilton Head, SC - Harbour Town Golf Links

2:20:01 AM ET. 04/20/2014




PosNameTodayThruScore
1Luke Donald-5F-8
2John Huh-3F-6
T3Charl Schwartzel-3F-5
T3Nicholas Thompson-3F-5
T3Jim FurykEF-5
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Charley Hoffman shot a 5-under 66 Saturday to take a two-shot lead at the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head, S.C.

Hoffman enters Sunday's final round at 11 under while Webb Simpson sits at 9 under after firing a 65, the low round of the day. Kevin Streelman, who is chasing his second Tour win of the season, is three shots back at 8 under.

Graeme McDowell, Tim Clark and Bill Haas also are within five shots of the lead.

See how it all unfolded Saturday in Hilton Head:

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Update No. 24: 5:15 p.m. EDT

Graeme McDowell birdies the par-4 18th to close out a 3-under 68. That round moves him to 7 under. He's just four shots back of the lead at the moment.

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Update No. 23: 5:04 p.m. EDT

Tim Clark is following his T-11 showing at Augusta with another good performance, in Hilton Head. Clark shot 3-under 68 today and is currently T-6 at 6 under, five back of the lead.

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Update No. 22: 4:59 p.m. EDT

Hunter Mahan just wrapped up a 7-over 78 to enter Sunday at 9 over. Mahan's last eight rounds look like this (starting with most recent): 78-76-68-82-76-71-74-75.

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Update No. 21: 4:47 p.m. EDT

Webb Simpson is in the clubhouse with a 6-under 65. He's 9 under, currently solo second and two shots back of leader Charley Hoffman. Simpson entered the RBC Heritage coming off two straight missed cuts (Masters and Bay Hill). The last time he missed two straight cuts on Tour, he won the next tournament he played. That was last year when he followed missed cuts at the Players Championship and the Memorial Tournament with a victory at the U.S. Open.

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Update No. 20: 4:14 p.m. EDT

Billy Horschel has finished T-3 and T-2 in his last two Tour starts, respectively. He's T-3 at the moment in Hilton Head, too, after a birdie at No. 15, which moved him to 8 under. Horschel is 5 under on the round and has yet to make a bogey today.

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Update No. 19: 4:05 p.m. EDT

Jim Furyk entered the day at even par. Now he's 5 under after a 66 on Saturday. He's currently five shots behind leader Charley Hoffman, who is 10 under and is on hole No. 14 at the moment.

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Update No. 18: 3:45 p.m. EDT

A birdie at the par-5 15th moves Webb Simpson to 9 under. Simpson has now birdied all three par 5s today.

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Update No. 17: 3:20 p.m. EDT

Hunter Mahan shot 68 on Thursday, his first round in the 60s since a 67 during the first round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship. That was a streak of 11 rounds between sub-70 scores. But despite the strong start in Hilton Head, Mahan shot 76 Friday and is 6 over through 13 holes today. He's 8 over for the tournament, currently 91st, last place out of those who made the cut.

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Update No. 16: 3:16 p.m. EDT

Brendon de Jonge has missed just two cuts all season on Tour. He's also got four finishes of T-15 or better. He's in good position to possibly add a fifth this week. He's 4 under through 13 holes today, and is T-3 at the moment at 7 under overall.

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Update No. 15: 3:04 p.m. EDT

Jason Day is 4 over in his last five holes. He double-bogeyed the par-4 13th, and has dropped back to 1 under overall.

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Update No. 14: 2:46 p.m. EDT

Webb Simpson is now 5 under through 12 holes today and has moved into solo second at 8 under. He still trails leader Charley Hoffman by two shots. Eighteen players are at 5 under or better right now, including Jordan Spieth (5 under), who is 2 under through 12 holes today.

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Update No. 13: 2:17 p.m. EDT

Webb Simpson moves to 7 under and into a tie for third after a birdie at No. 10. He's got four birdies and no bogeys in 10 holes. Also, Luke Donald is 1 over through seven holes, falling back to 4 under.

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Update No. 12: 1:56 p.m. EDT

Charley Hoffman is 4 under through five holes now today, moving to 10 under for the tournament.

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Update No. 11: 1:29 p.m. EDT

Three birdies in his first four holes has Charley Hoffman at 9 under. He leads the field by two shots. Webb Simpson has moved up to 6 under thanks to three birdies in his first seven holes.

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Update No. 10: 1:09 p.m. EDT

Charley Hoffman moves to 8 under with a birdie at No. 2. He leads Steve LeBrun, who is now 7 under, by a shot.

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Update No. 9: 12:52 p.m. EDT

The leaders have now completed their first hole, and while Kevin Streelman and Steve LeBrun make par at No. 1, Charley Hoffman birdies the hole to move into the solo lead at 7 under.

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Update No. 8: 12:38 p.m. EDT

Bill Haas has joined the leaders at 6 under after a birdie at No. 1. The birdies are there for the taking early, and many players are taking advantage.

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Update No. 7: 12:27 p.m. EDT

Will Claxton, Chris Stroud, Jason Day, Camilo Villegas and Graeme McDowell have all recently moved to 5 under. Claxton is 4 under through eight holes, Day is 3 under through six holes and McDowell is 1 under after a birdie at No. 1.

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Update No. 6: 12:14 p.m. EDT

Webb Simpson is now 4 under after a birdie at the par-5 second hole. Simpson hasn't won since last year's U.S. Open and has just two top 10s this season.

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Update No. 5: 11:59 a.m. EDT

Camilo Villegas is now just one back of the lead after a birdie at the par-5 second hole to move to 5 under.

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Update No. 4: 11:46 a.m. EDT

Camilo Villegas starts his round with birdie at No. 1 to move to 4 under. He's now made half of his cuts in eight Tour starts.

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Update No. 3: 11:28 a.m. EDT

Jason Day birdies Nos. 1-2 to begin his round to move to 4 under. Day has not missed a cut this season on the PGA Tour, as he's now gone a perfect 9-for-9 in cuts made.

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Update No. 2: 11:15 a.m. EDT

Jerry Kelly is 3 under through five holes to work his way to 4 under, just two shots back of the lead.

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Update No. 1: 10:45 a.m. EDT

After play was halted late Friday due to inclement weather, 17 played returned to course this morning to complete their second rounds. The cut line ended up falling at 2 over, meaning 91 players made the cut. That ties a Tour record for most players to make a cut in a single tournament since 1970. The 1981 Travelers Championship also had 91 players make the cut.

Among those just getting into the weekend include Brandt Snedeker, Zach Johnson, Hunter Mahan and two-time tournament winner Boo Weekley. James Driscoll, who is donating $1,000 for every birdie he makes to victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, also made the cut at 2 over.

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Friday coverage

5 Things: Cut line in limbo during delay

Rough weather called an early end to play Friday, with Charley Hoffman, Steve LeBrun and Kevin Streelman the co-leaders at 6 under in the RBC Heritage at Hilton Head Island, S.C.

How it happened: Friday at RBC Heritage

Charley Hoffman and Kevin Streelman, who started the day a shot out of the lead, did better than maintain. Each shooting a 1-under 70, they moved into the lead. Steve LeBrun went the extra mile with a 3-under 68 to join them at 6 under par through two rounds.

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Thursday coverage

RBC Heritage: Second-round tee times

Tee times for the second-round of the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links.

5 Things: Eight birdies propel Brian Davis into RBC Heritage lead

It was a beautiful day in Hilton Head Island, S.C., but the winds picked up just enough for some high scores in the afternoon. That didn’t stop some groups in the morning from going out and shooting some low numbers. 5 Things.

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Pre-tournament coverage

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Adam Scott: Tiger Woods will break Nicklaus' majors record

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