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Henley wins Honda Classic in playoff

  • The Sports Network
  • Published Saturday, March 1, 2014, at 6:02 p.m.
  • Updated Sunday, March 2, 2014, at 5:59 p.m.

Palm Beach Gardens, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Russell Henley birdied the first playoff hole Sunday to win the Honda Classic.

Henley parred his final three holes after tripping to a double bogey at the 15th to close out a 2-over 72 and finish the tournament at 8-under-par 272.

Rory McIlroy, who held the outright lead at the end of each of the first three rounds, tripped to a 4-under 74 during the final round, while Russell Knox shot a 1-over 71 and Ryan Palmer carded a 1-under 69 on the Champion Course at PGA National Resort & Spa to meet Henley there.

McIlroy had a chance to salvage the victory with an 11-foot eagle putt at the 72nd hole of the tournament, but he could not convert and 2-putted for birdie to earn a spot in the playoff.

Billy Hurley III (68) finished in fifth place at 7-under. David Hearn (67) and Will MacKenzie (70) shared sixth at 6-under 274.

Tiger Woods withdrew 13 holes into the final round, citing a back injury. He was 5-over on the day when he left the course.

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