PALM HARBOR, Fla. – The Florida swing has never been tougher.
The last time there were three consecutive single-digit under-par winners, excluding majors? That’d be 1990, when Payne Stewart (-8), Greg Norman (even) and Ben Crenshaw (-8) ran off three in a row. You’d have to go even further back – to 1983 – to find a stretch where no winner reached double digits under par in three consecutive weeks.
It’s also the first time that the first three legs of the Florida swing failed to produce a double-digit under-par winner. Russell Henley won the Honda at 8 under, while Patrick Reed triumphed at Doral at 4 under.
Last year, Tiger Woods won Bay Hill at 13 under.