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Sunday's golf: Keith Mitchell gets his first PGA Tour win, taking Honda


Keith Mitchell, right, fist-bumps a group of children as he heads to the 10th tee during the final round of the Honda Classic golf tournament, Sunday, March 3, 2019, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.(Photo: Wilfredo Lee, Associated Press)


Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. — Keith Mitchell’s first and until now only win as a professional was three years ago, on something called the G Pro Tour.


A birdie on the par-5 18th on Sunday capped Mitchell’s win at The Honda Classic, where he held off Brooks Koepka and Rickie Fowler.


Koepka (66) and Fowler (67) made big charges as well on a wild and windy day at PGA National, yet settled for a tie for second at 8 under, one shot behind Mitchell.


Singh, the 56-year-old who was bidding to become the oldest winner of a PGA Tour event ever— Sam Snead was 52 when he won the 1965 Greater Greensboro Open— was right there until the end.


“Having status for a couple more years, putting myself in a really good position for the Tour Championship, getting to play in the four majors or some of them I guess … I don’t even know what it gets me,” Mitchell said.






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