PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – After a chaotic finish, bonus golf was needed Sunday at the Honda Classic. Here’s how things ended up at PGA National, where Russell Henley survived a four-hole playoff to claim his second career win:
Leaderboard: Russell Henley (-8, won with birdie on first extra hole), Rory McIlroy (-8), Russell Knox (-8), Ryan Palmer (-8), Billy Hurley III (-7)
What it means: For the final two hours, it appeared no one wanted to win. Henley failed to get up and down at No. 18 to win in regulation, but reached the par-5 green in two during the playoff. Two putts later, the 24-year-old had another trophy to add to his win last year at the Sony Open. A former standout at Georgia, Henley can also prepare for a return trip to Augusta next month.
Round of the day: Amid blustery conditions, no one shot better than 67 Sunday. Sergio Garcia was among that group, and the round allowed the Spaniard to grab a share of eighth place despite opening with a 2-over 72. Garcia made four birdies and one bogey Sunday and closed 68-67 over the weekend.
Best of the rest: Canadian David Hearn opened his final round with three straight birdies, notching five total en route to an outward 31. A runner-up in a playoff last year at the John Deere Classic, Hearn ended Sunday with a 67, and at 6-under 274 claimed a share of sixth place.
Biggest disappointment: This distinction is shared by the current and former world No. 1. Tiger Woods was 5 over on his final round before walking off after 13 holes; Rory McIlroy, meanwhile, squandered a lead he held for nearly the entire week by playing his final 12 holes in 5 over.