Rickie Fowler (12-under) made it interesting Sunday at the PGA Tour’s Honda Classic for a stretch, but the Orange Icon captured the title in a four-shot victory at PGA National.
Fowler, who now has four career PGA Tour wins, should re-enter the Official World Golf Ranking Top 10 come Monday morning. His 66-66-65 start set the stage for the triumph.
Gary Woodland and Morgan Hoffmann logged T-2 efforts at 8-under. For Hoffmann, it was a career-best finish. Woodland was within a shot of Fowler on the
final nine holes, but failed to keep pace.
Six players ended T-4 including former U.S. Open champion and World No. 1 Martin Kaymer alongside Wesley Bryan, Chad Collins, Tyrrell Hatton, Billy Horschel and Jhonattan Vegas. Vegas posted a final-round best 64.
Fowler opened week as an 18-to-1 betting pick.
Other Golf News:
- Amy Yang (22-under) captured the Honda LPGA Thailand for her second career LPGA Tour victory. She moved up to No. 8 in the latest Rolex Rankings. So Yeon Ryu was runner up, while Sei Young Kim finished third. Lexi Thompson, Lydia Ko and Ariya Jutanugarn logged Top 10s.
- Weather shortened the European Tour’s Joburg Open to 54-holes. South Africa’s Darren Fichardt collected his fifth career title winning by a shot. It marked the 23-year professional’s first victory since 2013 and earns him a spot in the Open Championship.
- The World Golf Championship – Mexico Championship takes center stage next week. Formerly at Doral, the event has moved to Club de Golf Chapultepec in Mexico City. Dustin Johnson makes his World No. 1 debut.
- Jason Day, world No. 2, withdrew from the WGC-Mexico Championship with the flu.