A year ago, Webb Simpson bucked an odd bit of recent history at the RBC Heritage. Simpson shared the 54-hole lead at Harbour Town Golf Link last June, then shot a closing 64 to walk off with the title. In so doing, he was the first golfer to win at Hilton Head who had led entering the final round since Carl Pettersson in 2012 and only the third since 2010 (Jim Furyk doing the honors that year).
So what does that mean for Stewart Cink, who sits atop the leader board entering this year’s final round with a five-shot lead? Well, it depends on how superstitious you are. According to 15th Club’s Justin Ray, only seven players out of 40 in the last 15 years have failed to win when holding a four-shot or better lead after 54 holes on the PGA Tour. However, Cink’s personal record with 54-hole leads is pretty dreadful. Of the 12 times previously he’s been out front heading into the final round, he’s won only twice (2004 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational and the 2008 Travelers Championship).
If Cink can pull it off, he’ll claim the $1.278 million winner’s check from a total purse of $7.1 million. Here are the prize money payouts for the 65 golfers who made the cut this week. After the end of the tournament, we’ll update this to list specific names and how much money they earned.