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The Winner’s Circle: Kodaira Gets a Plaid Jacket

Satoshi Kodaira posted a final-round 66 at Harbour Town, and then beat Si Woo Kim on the third playoff hole to capture the 2018 RBC Heritage.

Kodaira finished his final day on Hilton Head with seven birdies against two bogeys to reach 12-under par.

Credit: Getty Images/Streeter Lecka

PRO-FILE

Nationality: Japan
Height: 5′ 8″
Weight: 154 lb
Birthdate: September 1, 1989 (age 28)
Native: Tokyo, Japan


FINAL SCORES

1 Satoshi Kodaira -12 (73-63-70-66)
2 Si Woo Kim -12 (68-65-68-71)
3 Luke List -11 (70-64-67-72)
4 Bryson DeChambeau -11 (68-64-75-66)
5 Billy Horschel -10 (66-69-67-72)
5 Webb Simpson -10 (69-68-69-68)


THE FOUR ROUNDS

After Round 1: T82 +2 (73)
After Round 2: T13 -6 (63)
After Round 3: T12 -7 (70)
After Round 4: 1st -12 (66)


KODAIRA’S STATS

Driving: 271.6 yards
Fairways: 75% (42/56)
Greens: 68.1% (49/72)
Putting: 1.735
Scores: 19 Birdies, 46 Pars, 7 Bogeys


VICTORIES

PGA Tour: 1
2018 RBC Heritage

Japan Tour: 6
2017 Mitsui Sumitomo Visa Taiheiyo Masters
2017 Top Cup Tokai Classic
2016 Bridgestone Open
2015 Japan Open
2014 Dunlop Srixon Fukushima Open
2013 Japan Golf Tour Championship


MONEY

With his win, Kodaira earned $1,206,000. As a non-member of the PGA Tour, he was awarded no points.


WORLD RANKING

Kodaira received 52 OWGR points, and will move from No. 46 to No. 25 in the Official World Golf Rankings following this victory.


Credits: Getty Images, PGA Tour Media


Kevin Reid

Kevin Reid is a Pro Golf Weekly producer and contributor.

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