Tiger Woods, Adam Scott, Henrik Stenson, and Phil Mickelson all teed it up at the Honda Classic. Of the big four, Scott had the best finish, four-under (T12), Tiger withdrew because of back spasms after 13 holes in the final round, and Mickelson and Stenson missed the cut.
Sergio Garcia finished T8 at five-under total. 2014 may be the year Garcia finally breaks through at a major.
Russell Henley defeated Rory McIlroy, Russell Knox, and Ryan Palmer on the first hole of a sudden death playoff to capture his second career victory.
The “Bear Trap” made for an exciting finish. Henley double bogeyed the par-3 15th, and McIlroy doubled the par-4 16th and bogeyed the par-3 17th before missing an 11-foot eagle putt on the 18th to win the tournament.
Henley is only in his second year on the PGA Tour, and already has two W’s. The 24- year-old has a bright future ahead.
McIlroy has not won on the PGA Tour since the 2012 BMW Championship. His game is getting very close, so look for him to contend this week at Doral.
McIlroy, Henley, Harris English, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Chris Kirk, Keegan Bradley, and Jason Day are all part of the new generation who are quickly becoming the story every week. They are all playing great golf, and will continue to add excitement to each event on the PGA Tour.
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