It was a bunched leaderboard to start the final round of the RSM Classic, and one of the most consistent players in the modern PGA Tour, Charles Howell III, ends an eleven-year winless drought in a playoff over Patrick Rodgers. Starting the day with a one-stroke lead over Jason Gore and Cameron Champ, Charles Howell put himself in a tough spot after a bogey/double-bogey start to fall out of the lead, but rallied with birdies on 5 and 6 kept him with a chance. Meanwhile, Rodgers had a stellar round, closing with a back nine 30 for an 8-under 62 to claim the clubhouse lead. While other faltered, Howell kept plugging away, and three straight birdies on 15-17 gave him a share of the lead, and after a par on 18, he and Rogers would go to sudden-death. Both would par the 18th the first go-around, but Howell would make birdie on the 2nd playoff hole for his 3rd career PGA Tour victory.
Next week, the World Cup of Golf will feature 28 of the world’s best two-man teams in Melbourne Australia. The PGA Tour season will continue in January at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii.
Stuart Appleby -9 T46
Aaron Baddeley -7 T59
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