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Rory Sabbatini Wins Honda Classic

South Africas Rory Sabbatini won the Honda Classic at Palm Beach Gardens yesterday, after holding a 5 stroke advantage before the start of round 5 on Sunday morning.

The reputed hot headed Sabbatini threatened to throw away his lead, but Sabbatini drained an 18-foot birdie putt at the par-4 16th to give himself some much-needed breathing room.

Eventually he held out  to second place getter to win by one shot over Korea’s Y.E. Yang, after surviving a 30 minute weather delay, and also a birdie on the the 72nd hole by Yang.

Results:

2011 PGA Honda Classic Top 10 Results

1 Rory Sabbatini -9 (271)

2 Y.E. Yang -8 (272)

3 Jerry Kelly -7 (273)

4 Ricky Barnes -4 (276)

5 Tommy Gainey -3 (277)

T6 Graeme McDowell -2 (278)

T6 Jeff Overton -2 (278)

T6 Matt Bettencourt -2 (278)

T6 Gary Woodland -2 (278)

T10 Luke Donald -1 (279)

T10 Hiroyuki Fujita -1 (279)

T10 Stuart Appleby -1 (279)

T10 Charles Howell III -1 (279)

 

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