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Wesley Bryan takes RBC Heritage in South Carolina homecoming

  • Wesley Bryan warns spectators of a wayward shot from the second tee during the final round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Sunday, April 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

    Wesley Bryan warns spectators of a wayward shot from the second tee during the final round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Sunday, April 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)  (The Associated Press)

  • Luke Donald, of England, reacts to his shot off the second tee during the final round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Sunday, April 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

    Luke Donald, of England, reacts to his shot off the second tee during the final round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Sunday, April 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)  (The Associated Press)

  • Jason Dufner watches his shot off the second tee during the final round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Sunday, April 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

    Jason Dufner watches his shot off the second tee during the final round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Sunday, April 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)  (The Associated Press)

Wesley Bryan rallied to win his home-state RBC Heritage for his first PGA Tour title, closing with a 4-under 67 on Sunday for a one-stroke victory over Luke Donald.

Bryan, a South Carolina native who played college golf for the Gamecocks, was four shots behind entering the day and moved into contention with four consecutive birdies on the front nine. He took the lead with a birdie on the 15th hole and finished at 13-under 271.

Donald shot 68 in his latest close call at Harbour Town Golf Links — it was his fifth second-place finish here since 2009.

The 27-year-old Bryan tapped in for par on the closing, 18th lighthouse hole to make the former trick-shot artist the first South Carolinian to win the state's lone PGA Tour event.

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