HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Former NC State golfer and Grimsley High School alum Carl Pettersson had another fast start and finished with a 2-under 69 for a five-shot victory over Zach Johnson on Sunday in the RBC Heritage.
Pettersson had a run of five straight birdies on the front nine during the third round Saturday to move in front. This time, Pettersson birdied three of the first five holes on the way to building a five-shot lead by the turn that he never relinquished. He finished at 14 under.
It was Pettersson's fifth career PGA Tour title and first since the 2010 Canadian Open. He tied countryman Jesper Parnevik for most wins on tour by a Swedish player.
Top-ranked Luke Donald needed to finish eighth or better to retain his ranking, but tied for 37th and will fall behind Rory McIlroy.
Pettersson's 3rd PGA tour win came in his hometown of Greensboro at the Wyndham Championship.
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