Joint overnight leader Tyrrell Hatton shot a final-round five-under 66 however finished two shots behind RBC Heritage winner Webb Simpson in South Carolina.
Simpson carded a bogey-free 64, with five birdies in the last seven holes, to triumph on a championship record 22 under.
Abraham Ancer took a 65 as he finished second on 21 beneath at Hilton Head.
Englishman Hatton, who shared the lead after round three with Simpson, Ancer and Ryan Palmer, had four birdies on his front nine as he completed 20 under.
|RBC Heritage, final leaderboard|
|-22 W Simpson (US); -21 A Ancer (Mex); -20 T Hatton (Eng), D Berger (US)|
|Selected: -19 S Garcia (Spa); -18 B Koepka (US); -17 J Thomas (US), B DeChambeau (US), R Palmer (US); -16 I Poulter (Eng), J Rose (Eng), M Fitzpatrick (Eng); -11 R McIlroy (NI); -5 M Wallace (Eng)|
American Daniel Berger, who won last week at Colonial, had three birdies in his final four holes, including a chip-in two over the par-three 17th, as he shot a six-under 65 to join Hatton in third.
It was a thrilling Final day at the Harbour Town Golf Links course despite the PGA Tour’s next behind-closed-doors event finishing about three hours behind schedule because of a storm around the South Carolina shore.
At one Point, six players shared the lead but Hatton, who won the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March – the final PGA Tour event to be completed prior to the coronavirus hiatus – jumped apparent to direct on 19 beneath with four birdies in five holes in the second.
However, he had been unable to Build on that momentum, parring the next five holes then investing in a birdie for a bogey on the 12th and 13th, before picking up his final shot on the 16th.
Ancer, who didn’t miss a green in regulation in The final round, also picked up four birdies on the front nine to get to the turn at 19 under. Additional birdies on the 15th and 17th left him needing another on the past to force a play-off but, together with darkness descending, he was unable to pit a 37-foot putt.
That left Simpson, a dad of five, to celebrate his next success on Father’s Day. His first came in 2012 when he won the US Open, which ends up Father’s Day and was scheduled to be played this week before the coronavirus pandemic hit.
“It was a crazy day,” stated 34-year-old Simpson, who won in Phoenix in February and is set to jump up to fifth in the world rankings on Monday.
Ian Poulter, who Led after round one, closed with a 68 to finish on 16 under, along with Fellow Englishmen Justin Rose (65) and Matt Fitzpatrick (68), while Northern Ireland’s world number one Rory McIlroy closed with a 70 and 11 Under total.
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