Hoffman hangs on for one-shot victory in Mexico


Charley Hoffman made a mess of the last hole Sunday, but so did his closest pursuer during his one-shot victory Sunday at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba. Here’s the skinny on the final round at El Camaleon in Playa del Carmen, Mexico:

The leaderboard: Charley Hoffman (-17); Shawn Stefani (-16); Danny Lee and Andres Gonzalez at -15; Jerry Kelly (-14)

What it means: Down to 90th in the world, Hoffman had just one top 10 since May. He had missed the cut at both Vegas and Sea Island, and was coming off a T-35 in the opposite-field event in Mississippi. Hoffman, 37, earned his third career PGA Tour title, and first since the 2010 Deutsche Bank. He'll appear in the Masters for the first time since 2011. 

Round of the day: Hoffman closed with 67 Sunday, but things got interesting on the final hole. Leading by one shot over Stefani, Hoffman’s tee shot on 18 went left and was stymied against a tree. He chipped out left-handed and wedged to the left side of the green, but Stefani laid up out of a bunker, then chunked his third shot short of the green. Both players made bogey during an anticlimactic end to the fall portion of the 2014-15 PGA Tour schedule. 

Best of the rest: Danny Lee made seven consecutive birdies to go out in 29, but he made three bogeys coming home to settle for a 4-under 67 and tie for third. Tony Finau’s final-round 65 gave him his fourth top-15 finish in five fall starts.  

Biggest disappointment: On a day when everyone was making birdies, 54-hole leader Jason Bohn went in reverse Sunday, going out in 4-over 40 to plummet down the leaderboard. Searching for his first victory since 2010, the 41-year-old shot 74 to end up in a tie for seventh, his second consecutive top 10.