Update: RBC Heritage extends to Monday. Scheffler wins by 3 strokes at Hilton Head

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Monday Morning Update: Scottie Scheffler coasted to a three-shot victory over Sahith Threegala shortly before 9a.m. local time at the RBC Heritage. With the victory comes a tartan jacket, the trophy and $3.6m in prize money. Sheffler carried the lead into the morning play and finished the final three holes in one over par to give him a four round score of 19 under par.

Sunday 10:30 p.m. update about Monday’s play: From RBC Heritage officials: “due to the limited time of play and safety concerns, the course will be closed to spectators. We appreciate your understanding. Tune into the Golf Channel at 8AM to watch the completion of the 56th RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing.”

Sunday 8:30 p.m. Update: After a more than two-hour weather delay, play in the RBC Heritage resumed for 50 minutes Sunday night and then was called at 7:50 p.m. “due to darkness” with a handful of players needing to return Monday morning at 8 a.m. to complete their final rounds.

What happened Sunday evening before the horn?

Scottie Scheffler briefly showed the golfing world he is actually human when he rinsed a four-iron into a water hazard on No. 15 as light was leaving Harbor Town Golf Links on Sunday night.

The duration of his failing lasted for about five minutes as he hit his third shot to the middle of the tight green and spun the ball back to give himself a ho-hum putt for par in the RBC Heritage golf tournament on Hilton Head Island. And he sank it, restoring balance in the golfing universe that the world’s No. 1 player may stumble for an instant but gets the magic back on track on the very next shot.

Anything can happen in the final three holes of the 2024 Heritage to be played Monday morning beginning at 8 a.m., but betting against Scheffler to win may not be a wise wager. He’s 20-under par, after all.

Temperatures are expected to be in the 50s early Monday with a breeze out of the north at 10-12 mph.

There are players still on the course, but most don’t have enough remaining holes to close the gap on Scheffler. This includes Patrick Cantlay, who sits at 15-under par with only the 18th hole to play. Sahith Theegala is tied for second at 15-under with three holes to play, with J.T. Poston also at minus-15. They’ll all finish with the morning restart.

Some players benefited from the earlier, rain-free round and posted low numbers. Most notably a pair including Justin Thomas, who carded a 6-under effort to finish his round at minus-14, and Wyndham Clark, who lit up the front nine with a 7-under-par 29 before getting derailed by a double bogie on the 12th and finish with a very impressive 65 for the day. Clark’s scorecard was a jumble of circles and squares as he dropped an eagle put on No. 2 to make Scheffler take notice but played holes 12 through 16 at 4-over par and scuttled his chances unless disaster strikes Monday morning.

The biggest roar from Sunday’s weather-interrupted final round came on the second hole after Scheffler’s approach shot on the par five skipped through the green and ended up trundling off the back into the primary rough. His third shot was a masterpiece in short-game prowess as he dropped a chip on the fringe above the hole and let it run downhill along the fall line to the hole for eagle three.

Spectators on the lawn and television viewers were once again treated to the magic that has separated Scheffler from the field for the better part of the 2024 season.