Branden Grace eyes further success after Heritage win

Branden Grace RBC Heritage 2016

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Branden Grace is hoping to enjoy further success this season after securing his first ever victory on the PGA Tour at the RBC Heritage on Sunday.

The South African came from three shots behind on the final day to finish on nine-under-par for the tournament, two-strokes clear of Scotland’s Russell Knox and Englishman Luke Donald.

The 27-year-old is now hoping to build on his first success in America, after enjoying a productive 2015 following his joint-seventh place finish at the same event 12 months ago.

He told reporters: “This is pretty much where it [form] started last year for me, as I had my first top-10 here on the PGA Tour last year and then it just kicked off.”

The world number 11 went on to secure 12 top-20 finishes last season after his strong showing in South Carolina, including top-four finishes at the US Open and PGA Championship, and he is now excited to see what he can achieve during the rest of the campaign.

He added: “I was in a really good frame of mind coming in to this event and I’m now excited to see how the year turns out.”

Grace will be hoping to enjoy another strong showing at this year’s US Open, which is due to take place at Oakmont Country Club in June, and he is priced at 34.00 to secure his first major title in Pennsylvania.

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