October 22, 2017
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McIlroy throws away his lead with a double bogey…

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.  — It appears that The Champion course at PGA National landed a 1 – 2 punch to Sunday’s leaders at The Honda Classic. The first victim was Jhonny Vegas who faltered with a back-to-back double bogies on 10th and 11th, then came Rory McIlroy horrific 16th and 17th hole where he relinquished his 4 day lead. Russell Knox mistake came on 14th and even eventual winner Russell Henley dropped 2 shots on 15th. The result was a 4-player sudden death playoff replaying the famous 18th hole par-5.

Honda Classic

In the end Russell Henley was the only player who was able to birdie the hole with a great drive and a follow up 5-wood to the middle of the green; 2 putts later would prove to be enough to hoist the 2014 Honda Classic Trophy “I don’t know what is going on right now.  I was so nervous coming down the stretch.  Just hanging in there and trying to enjoy every step.  The crowd today was nothing like I have ever experienced.  I wish I could play in front of a crowd like that every day.  This isn’t going to sink in for a while.”

Honda Classic

The back problems that plagued Tiger Woods toward the end of the 2013 PGA Tour season resurfaced again early Sunday, Tiger was 5-over for the round when he withdrew after 13 holes. Woods is scheduled to play in this week’s WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral, where he is the defending champion. He has a Tuesday news conference scheduled in Miami, although everything is on hold now.

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