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Ja­pan’s Satoshi Ko­daira de­feated South Korea’s Si Woo Kim in a play­off to win the 2018 RBC Her­itage at Har­bour Town Golf Links in Hil­ton Head, South Carolina.

Ko­daira, who trailed Kim by five shots head­ing into the fi­nal round, shot a five-un­der

66 to fin­ish 12 un­der for the tour­na­ment. Ko­daira and Kim tied the first two play­off holes be­fore a birdie on the third were enough for Ko­daira to take the ti­tle.

It’s the first PGA Tour win of Ko­daira’s ca­reer. En­ter­ing Sun­day, the 28-year-old had failed even to reg­is­ter a top-10 fin­ish.

Con­sis­tency was the key for Ko­daira. He missed just two of the 14 fair­ways and reached 13 greens in reg­u­la­tion. Kim, mean­while, reached six fair­ways and 11 greens in reg­u­la­tion.

Be­fore mak­ing the trip to Hil­ton Head, Ko­daira was trend­ing up­ward. He made the cut and fin­ished 54th at the WGC-Mex­ico Cham­pi­onship in March and tied for 28th at the Masters ear­lier this month - his best fin­ish at a Ma­jor tour­na­ment.

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