Justin Thomas Takes Honda Classic in Playoff

Justin Thomas defeated Luke List in the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to win the Honda Classic on Sunday in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

It’s Thomas’ eighth career PGA title and his sixth in the past 13 months.  Thomas has won twice this season already.

List led the tournament after 36 and 54 holes and overcame two bogeys in the first four holes. He and Thomas both birdied the 18th hole when either one of them could have won it if the other had only managed a par.

Thomas went straight after the hole on the playoff instead of laying up. He won $1.188 million and 500 FedEx Cup points for the victory.

He is now 2-0 in playoffs on the PGA Tour. He nearly recorded an ace on the 18th to get into the playoffs, then hit his tee shot over the water on the green on the 18th and two-putted the winning birdie.

Alex Noren finished third, one stroke back. Tommy Fleetwood, who was at one point tied for the lead, wound up fourth after bogeying 14 and 15.

Tiger Woods flirted with a final-round run, getting to 3-under through eight holes. The bottom dropped out from there starting with a bogey on No. 9.  He got it back with a birdie on 14, but doubled 15 and bogeyed 16 to fall off the pace.

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