Brantford’s Hearn hopes for Harbour Town breakthrough

Global News

This week’s tournament: RBC Heritage
Course: Harbour Town (designer Pete Dye)
Purse: $5,800,000
Broadcast schedule: Global 3-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

David Hearn is looking for a breakthrough.

Hearn, from Brantford, Ont., is now a PGA Tour veteran who looks like he’s poised to stay at golf’s elite levels. His near-miss loss in a playoff at the John Deere Classic last year, a tournament won by breakout star Jordan Speith, cemented Hearn as a golfer who can contend on challenging courses where steady play is rewarded.

Hearn isn’t going to ever overwhelm a course. He’s long enough off the tee, but will never be considered a bomber. In some ways he’s a throwback to the players who valued precision over power, who felt finding the middle of the fairway was the key to success.

He’ll need that and more this week, but the ultra-tight Harbour Town, devilishly devised by master…

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