CT Pan becomes first-time PGA Tour victor

RBC Heritage: CT Pan wins first PGA Tour title with one-shot win

RBC Heritage: CT Pan wins first PGA Tour title with one-shot win

Pan, who goes by the initials C.T., collected a birdie and two pars on his last three holes to shoot a four-under par 67 and end a tense final round at 12-under 272.

Poulter's round began badly with a double bogey on the first hole, but he steadily recovered with six birdies taking him to 67.

Pan could not match his eagle at the second hole from the third round but managed to be flawless through the front nine, registering birdies at the fifth and ninth.

The No 1 ranked amateur for part of 2013 stayed ready for a possible playoff by hitting balls on the practice green, finally raising his arms triumphantly after being told he had won. He earned US$1,242,000, a PGA Tour exemption through 2020-21 and spots in next month's PGA Championship and next year's Masters.

Pan is the RBC Heritage's fourth straight first-time victor.

Irishman Shane Lowry, who led after both the first two rounds, finished in a tie for third, two back, after a 70.

Pan is only the second player from Chinese Taipei to triumph on the PGA Tour, following TC Chen at the 1987 Genesis Open. But Johnson never found a rhythm early and lost all hope with his uncharacteristic drop off.

Kuchar, a victor at Hilton Head in 2014, made a run at another title with three birdies in five holes before a bogey at the seventh.

Pan then put his tee shot at the par-three 17th into the greenside bunker, but he held his nerve to scramble par after landing his approach inside three feet.

"When I was younger it was just a goal to be on the LPGA Tour, to win my first event, " Henderson said. "Looking forward to overtaking it now".