The Honda Classic R4

Matt Jones ends 7 year drought

Honda Classic 2021 R4
March 11-14
PGA National (Champion), Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
$7,000,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3



Australian Matt Jones played a final round 2-under 68 to win his first tournament in seven years by five shots at The Honda Classic on Sunday. His margin of victory tied the largest in history set Jack Nicklaus in 1977 and matched by Camilo Villegas in 2010.


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“You can’t get a tougher golf course to win on than this one, in these conditions,” said Jones. “To be able to do that on this golf course is amazing and something I can build on for the future, hopefully.”

“It’s been seven years. It’s been a tough seven years. I’ve had ups and I’ve had downs, as all golfers have, but it gets me into a lot of big tournaments now.”


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He is now eligible to play in the Masters next month as well as the Players Championship and 2022 Sentry Tournament of Champions and moves to eleventh in the FedEx Cup.

Brandon Hagy, a late entry this week as an alternate, recovered from his third round 76 and produced six birdies and back-to-back bogeys at the 6th and 7th to close with a 66 and take solo second at 7-under, a career-best finish to celebrate his 30th birthday.


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“There’s a lot of tough holes out there and there’s big stakes for sure, but I’ve been working on some good stuff and it’s nice to see some of that pan out,” said Hagy.

He was followed by Russell Henley (68), Denny McCarthy (67), C.T. Pan (70), Chase Seiffert (64) and Brendan Steele (65) who tied for third at 6-under.

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DP World Tour Rankings

Golf Ranking
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Matt Jones
-12
61
70
69
68
268
2
Brandon Hagy
-7
69
62
76
66
273
T3
Russell Henley
-6
64
69
73
68
274
T3
Denny McCarthy
-6
68
65
74
67
274
T3
Cheng Tsung Pan
-6
67
72
65
70
274
T3
Chase Seiffert
-6
67
74
69
64
274
T3
Brendan Steele
-6
73
65
71
65
274
T8
Adam Hadwin
-5
72
65
70
68
275
T8
Sungjae Im
-5
68
68
69
70
275
T8
Zach Johnson
-5
67
68
70
70
275
T8
Sam Ryder
-5
69
63
72
71
275
T8
Camilo Villegas
-5
69
65
72
69
275
T13
Kevin Chappell
-4
66
70
75
65
276
T13
Adam Scott
-4
69
67
72
68
276
T13
Robert Streb
-4
69
66
70
71
276
T13
Steve Stricker
-4
66
71
70
69
276
T13
Cameron Tringale
-4
67
68
69
72
276
T13
Aaron Wise
-4
64
64
75
73
276
T19
Stewart Cink
-3
71
64
70
72
277
T19
Lucas Glover
-3
71
66
69
71
277
T19
Harry Higgs
-3
68
67
74
68
277
T19
John Huh
-3
68
70
70
69
277
T19
Michael Thompson
-3
71
66
73
67
277
T19
Harold Varner III
-3
71
65
71
70
277
T25
Brice Garnett
-2
71
64
70
73
278
T25
Chris Kirk
-2
68
71
67
72
278
T25
Phil Mickelson
-2
71
68
69
70
278
T25
Joaquin Niemann
-2
69
67
73
69
278
T25
Roger Sloan
-2
71
69
66
72
278
T30
Keegan Bradley
-1
69
69
67
74
279
T30
Chase Koepka
-1
69
69
74
67
279
T30
Jhonattan Vegas
-1
71
68
69
71
279
T33
Cameron Davis
E
66
71
70
73
280
T33
Tyler McCumber
E
70
69
70
71
280
T33
Sepp Straka
E
68
70
69
73
280
T36
William Gordon
1
67
69
72
73
281
T36
Mackenzie Hughes
1
68
72
71
70
281
T36
Satoshi Kodaira
1
70
71
71
69
281
T36
Nate Lashley
1
68
71
74
68
281
T36
Tom Lewis
1
74
66
71
70
281
T36
Shane Lowry
1
67
66
74
74
281
T36
Matthew NeSmith
1
70
68
73
70
281
T36
Adam Schenk
1
72
66
72
71
281
T36
Kevin Streelman
1
69
67
73
72
281
T36
Vincent Whaley
1
73
67
68
73
281
T46
Brian Gay
2
71
67
73
71
282
T46
Talor Gooch
2
72
69
72
69
282
T46
Lucas Herbert
2
70
69
70
73
282
T46
J.B. Holmes
2
69
67
67
79
282
T46
Mark Hubbard
2
68
73
69
72
282
T46
Alex Noren
2
71
68
69
74
282
T46
Pat Perez
2
72
69
71
70
282
T53
Jason Dufner
3
68
68
75
72
283
T53
Scott Harrington
3
66
67
79
71
283
T53
Jim Herman
3
70
71
69
73
283
T53
Keith Mitchell
3
69
69
74
71
283
T53
Charl Schwartzel
3
70
69
71
73
283
T58
Ryan Armour
4
70
71
66
77
284
T58
Jimmy Walker
4
69
68
77
70
284
T60
Beau Hossler
5
71
70
72
72
285
T60
William McGirt
5
69
69
72
75
285
T60
D.J. Trahan
5
68
71
76
70
285
T60
Erik van Rooyen
5
70
70
69
76
285
64
Ted Potter, Jr.
6
70
71
74
71
286
T65
Rickie Fowler
7
70
68
78
71
287
T65
Stephen Stallings Jr.
7
71
70
70
76
287
T67
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
10
70
71
75
74
290
T67
Bronson Burgoon
10
69
70
78
73
290
CUT
Byeong Hun An
2
72
70
142
CUT
Wyndham Clark
2
70
72
142
CUT
Tyler Duncan
2
74
68
142
CUT
Jim Furyk
2
70
72
142
CUT
Russell Knox
2
70
72
142
CUT
Anirban Lahiri
2
72
70
142
CUT
Troy Merritt
2
74
68
142
CUT
Seung-Yul Noh
2
70
72
142
CUT
Nick Taylor
2
72
70
142
CUT
Richy Werenski
2
69
73
142
CUT
Xinjun Zhang
2
71
71
142
CUT
Austin Cook
3
74
69
143
CUT
Luke Donald
3
76
67
143
CUT
David Hearn
3
73
70
143
CUT
Patton Kizzire
3
71
72
143
CUT
Kelly Kraft
3
71
72
143
CUT
Henrik Norlander
3
71
72
143
CUT
Cameron Percy
3
69
74
143
CUT
Ian Poulter
3
71
72
143
CUT
Patrick Rodgers
3
70
73
143
CUT
Matt Wallace
3
74
69
143
CUT
Dylan Frittelli
4
75
69
144
CUT
Rhein Gibson
4
74
70
144
CUT
Bo Hoag
4
71
73
144
CUT
Michael Kim
4
74
70
144
CUT
Luke List
4
75
69
144
CUT
Adam Long
4
68
76
144
CUT
Ryan Moore
4
72
72
144
CUT
Kris Ventura
4
73
71
144
CUT
Joseph Bramlett
5
66
79
145
CUT
Scott Brown
5
71
74
145
CUT
Rafael Campos
5
70
75
145
CUT
K.J. Choi
5
73
72
145
CUT
Doug Ghim
5
72
73
145
CUT
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
5
72
73
145
CUT
Chez Reavie
5
70
75
145
CUT
Scott Stallings
5
74
71
145
CUT
Rafa Cabrera Bello
6
75
71
146
CUT
Tom Hoge
6
74
72
146
CUT
Maverick McNealy
6
76
70
146
CUT
Marcelo Rozo
6
77
69
146
CUT
Zach Zaback
6
77
69
146
CUT
Chesson Hadley
7
74
73
147
CUT
J.T. Poston
7
74
73
147
CUT
Robby Shelton
7
74
73
147
CUT
Vijay Singh
7
74
73
147
CUT
Vaughn Taylor
7
77
70
147
CUT
Brandon Wu
7
74
73
147
CUT
Michael Gligic
8
72
76
148
CUT
Ryo Ishikawa
8
78
70
148
CUT
Graeme McDowell
8
79
69
148
CUT
Hudson Swafford
8
72
76
148
CUT
Lee Westwood
8
70
78
148
CUT
Sebastian Cappelen
9
75
74
149
CUT
Erik Compton
9
70
79
149
CUT
Hank Lebioda
9
75
74
149
CUT
Hunter Mahan
9
77
72
149
CUT
Alan Morin
9
75
74
149
CUT
J.J. Spaun
9
74
75
149
CUT
Padraig Harrington
10
72
78
150
CUT
Jamie Lovemark
10
78
72
150
CUT
Rob Oppenheim
10
75
75
150
CUT
Peter Malnati
11
75
76
151
CUT
Grayson Murray
11
76
75
151
CUT
Brian Stuard
11
79
72
151
CUT
Bo Van Pelt
11
76
75
151
CUT
Wesley Bryan
12
74
78
152
CUT
Sung Kang
12
76
76
152
CUT
Andrew Landry
12
79
73
152
CUT
Martin Kaymer
13
77
76
153
CUT
Rory Sabbatini
13
79
74
153
CUT
Henrik Stenson
13
78
75
153
CUT
Martin Trainer
17
72
85
157
CUT
Kamaiu Johnson
20
81
79
160
WD
Sean O’Hair
E
WD
James Hahn
E
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