RBC Heritage 2012: Jim Furyk, Zach Johnson and Names to Watch

Donald Wood@@Donald_WoodFeatured ColumnistApril 14, 2012

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC - APRIL 12: Jim Furyk hits his tee shot on the seventh hole during the first round of the RBC Heritage presented by Boeing at Harbour Town Golf Links on April 12, 2012 in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
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If you need more golf after the 2012 Masters has concluded, it’s time to tune into the RBC Heritage Classic’s final two rounds Saturday and Sunday to get your latest fix.

While many of the biggest stars are off this week, many hardcore PGA pros are ready to steal the show in what has become an afterthought over the past few years.

All of the following stars will have solid showings this weekend, and one of them will walk away from his tournament as the champion.


Jim Furyk

It would take an amazing Sunday and a meltdown at the top of the leaderboard, but veteran Jim Furyk has the patience and talent to capitalize on a relatively inexperienced field.

With all of the pressure on the top half of the leaderboard heading into the final day, it’s the perfect time for the former tournament winner to play his game and hit a great round.


Zach Johnson

AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 07:  Zach Johnson of the United States hits a shot on the first hole during the third round of the 2012 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 7, 2012 in Augusta, Georgia.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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If you don’t know who Zach Johnson is, give it another year or so. If this young star can figure out his short and middle game just a bit better, he could be a repeat major winner. He is already dominating at the RBC.

Johnson is hitting the ball extraordinarily hard as always, but his improvements in the other facets of the game are what have put him in an ideal position heading into the final holes of the tournament.


Colt Knost

ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 23:  Colt Knost of the USA during the second round of the 2012 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard at Bay Hill Club and Lodge on March 23, 2012 in Orlando, Florida.  (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
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The leader coming into this weekend was a relative unknown, but with stellar play like few had seen in the first two days of the RBC, Colt Knost has made a serious name for himself.

If Knost can just maintain his current pace and not worry about what the golfers around him are doing, he will be in the driver’s seat heading into Sunday’s final holes. Whether the pressure will break him or not has yet to be seen.


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