Your favorite golfer who doesn’t wear white belts or watches, Blake Adams, wrapped the RBC Heritage with a 5-under-par 33-33=66 to post 10-under 274 and finish in a four-way share of 11th place. The Georgia native missed only one of 14 fairways and one regulation in today’s finale to post his first top 25 on the PGA TOUR since a T15 at The McGladrey Classic in October of 2012. His previous-best finish occurred two weeks prior with a T8 at the Shriners. With today’s effort, Adams collected 63 FedExCup points and $129,800.00. He’ll head to the Zurich Classic of New Orleans with 10 starts remaining on his Major Medical Extension to bank 204.237 FedExCup points or $353,666 and retain status. Adams is 1-for-3 at TPC Louisiana with a T26 in 2011. He hasn’t appeared in the tournament since 2012.
“It was a good week,” said the Eatonton native, a resident of Nunez near Swainsboro. “I’ve been working really, really hard and I played pretty well in San Antonio and Houston, and I didn’t get a whole lot out of those rounds. And I knew I had some good play coming. And it was nice to see some lower numbers, finally.”
“It’s a special feeling, obviously, being this close to home,” Adams said. “I’ve got a lot of friends and family here, which makes it even more special. It’s a big week, obviously, for my medical. I have to make enough money to keep my job, so it was a good week as far as that goes. And just a lot of positives, very, very good.”