Author Topic: Keith Mitchell edges Brooks Koepka and Rickie Fowler at Honda Classic  (Read 1110 times)

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This was Keith Mitchell's first PGA TOUR victory.

The 27-year-old American made a 15-foot birdie putt on the final hole and closed with a 3-under 67, finishing at 9-under 271, a stroke ahead of Brooks Koepka and Rickie Fowler, to win The Honda Classic.

Mitchell, the world No 162, had appeared out of contention when he bogeyed the opening two holes in the final round, but emerged to the top of the leaderboard after he birdied the 12th, 13th, 15th and 18th, which took him to 9-under 271.

Ryan Palmer, who was tied for 39th when the final round began, looked at one stage as though he would make a record-breaking comeback with a 7-under 63  - the best round of the week. He was, however, eventually overtaken by Mitchell, as well as Koepka (66) and Fowler (67), and finished on 7-under.