Pettersson cruises to win at RBC Heritage in Hilton Head

Carl Pettersson used a fast start to shoot a 2-under-par 69 en route to a runaway victory Sunday at the RBC Heritage in Hilton Head Island.

Pettersson birdied three of the first five holes and coasted to a five-shot victory over Zach Johnson.

It was the fifth PGA Tour victory for the Swede, who finished at 14-under 270 and never was threatened after playing partner Colt Knost unraveled early.

Knost, who started the day one shot off the lead, bogeyed the first hole and triple-bogeyed the third to fall five shots off the pace. He finished alone in third, one shot behind Johnson, after a round of 74.

Johnson also birdied three of the first five holes but was unable to put any heat on Pettersson after beginning his round four shots off the pace.

Kevin Stadler (68) and Billy Mayfair (69) finished in a tie for fourth place at 6-under 278.

Luke Donald shot his second straight even-par 71 to ensure he will lose his world No. 1 ranking to Rory McIlroy. Donald, who finished in a tie for 37th, needed to finish eighth to remain atop the rankings.

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