After a horrific run through the Bear Trap on Saturday (holes 15-16-17), Adam Scott gathered himself and skillfully maneuvered through the 3 hole stretch (only suffering through a 3 putt bogey on 16) to put Sergio Garcia away with a 1 stroke victory at the Honda Classic. Sunday was pretty much a match play between Scott and Garcia and the rest of the players were several strokes back. Garcia just couldn’t put an real pressure on Scott throughout the round. Scots showed no ill-affects from the change from the broomstick/anchored putter to the traditional sized putter.
Speaking of the long putter, Scott made it known that he had sent a playful gift to Peter Dawson, the recently retired chief executive of the R & A. The gift was a long putter. Dawson was instrumental in getting the ban on anchored long putters put in place effective January 1, 2016.
PGA Tour player Jason Bohn complained about chest pains after his Friday round at the Honda Classic. The 42 year old suffered a mild heart attack and was taken to the local hospital for evaluation and care. Reports indicated that he was still in the hospital on Sunday but was resting peacefully. Our wishes go out to him for a quick and full recovery.
Making his first trip to Australia was a great move for Louis Oosthuizen. He came away as the winner of the ISPS Handa Perth International event besting Alexander Levy by a stroke.
The LPGA Tour was also half way around the world in Thailand for the Honda LPGA event. Lexi Thompson blew away the field to post a 6 stroke victory. With the win, it is expected that she will jump Stacey Lewis to #3 in the Women’s OWGR and thus will be the highest rated American.