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McDowell defeats fellow US Open winner Simpson in playoff to capture RBC Heritage

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    Graeme McDowell, of Northern Ireland, chips onto the second green during the final round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Sunday, April 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton) (The Associated Press)

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    Charley Hoffman hits out of the bunker on the second green during the final round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Sunday, April 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton) (The Associated Press)

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    Luke Donald, of England, reacts after missing a birdie putt on the 10th green during the final round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Sunday, April 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton) (The Associated Press)

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    Webb Simpson waves to the crowd making a birdie putt on the second green during the final round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Sunday, April 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton) (The Associated Press)

Graeme McDowell defeated fellow U.S. Open champ Webb Simpson in a playoff to win the RBC Heritage on Sunday for his second career victory on the PGA Tour.

McDowell was four shots behind when the round started, but rallied with a closing 69 over wind-blown Harbour Town Golf Links. The 2010 U.S. Open champ had his only bogey of the day on the 72nd hole to force a playoff with Simpson, the reigning U.S. Open titleholder.

McDowell struck his approach on the extra hole about 15 feet away and two-putted for par. Simpson could not answer, missing about a 10-footer for par.

Luke Donald and Kevin Streelman tied for third.

McDowell's win ended a wind-blown day that saw just three of the 70 competitors finish with rounds in the 60s.