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The Tour Report

April 21 2013

8:18 PM

Putter costs Hoffman at Heritage

Charley Hoffman's putter ran cold in the final round at windy Harbour Town. (Lecka/Getty Images)

By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- A day after taking just 21 putts, Charley Hoffman had 33 in the final round of the RBC Heritage.

The result? A 6-over 77 and a tie for sixth for Hoffman, who began the day with a two-stroke lead.

His third-round statistics are a bit misleading when you consider he hit just eight greens in regulation, but the point is no less important.

"I actually hit the ball all right today, I just didn't make the putts like I needed to make yesterday," said Hoffman, who also hit just 10 greens on a wild, windy day at Harbour Town.

Still, Hoffman was in the tournament, tied for the lead on the back nine -- until he hit his tee shot into the water on the par-3 14th hole.

He went on to make double bogey and would finish with bogeys on each of the last two holes, too.

"It was tough conditions and I didn't capitalize on the situations that I had," Hoffman said. "The shots I hit good didn't turn out like I thought they were going to turn out."