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The RBC Heritage certainly had no chance to match the buzz generated by Sergio Garcia's late magic at the Masters, but it was still a tight finish Sunday, and South Carolina native Wesley Bryan and his pink pants emerged to claim his first career Tour victory at Harbour Town. Our "fallers" from last week's edition included Rafael Cabrera-Bello, who missed the cut by three strokes, along with Kevin Na, who needed a two-under 69 in his final round just to jump into a tie for 39th place. While many of the game's top names are looking ahead to the PLAYERS Championship in mid-May, the Tour's next stop is TPC San Antonio, and several trends have emerged heading into the Valero Texas Open.
Since returning from a back injury that kept him away from the PGA Tour for over two years, Cantlay has made four consecutive cuts while notching a T3 at the RBC Heritage and a runner-up finish at the Valspar Championship in early March. The 25-year-old is gaining strokes on the field in every category, showcasing an all-around game that could result in sustained success moving forward. Cantlay is 40th in the FedExCup standings and has already surpassed $1 million in earnings in just four events this season. After beginning his 2017 campaign ranked No. 1866 in the Official World Golf Ranking, Cantlay has launched himself up to No. 131, and is on pace to vault inside the top 100 in no time.