Instead, he finished in 3 over par, allowing Marc Leishman to win his first PGA Tour title at 14 under par.
Though Hoffman came back to the field, Leishman shot a bogey-free final round of 8-under 62 earlier in the day to establish the ultimate winning score.
Hoffman made a double bogey at the 17th hole and bogeyed the final hole to shoot 4-under 66 and finish at 13 under, tied for second with Bubba Watson. The co-runner-up finish was the best for the Masters champion since his major triumph.
2007 champion Hunter Mahan shot 9-under 61 in the first group of the day to end in a tie for 11th place.