Sunday, March 3, 2013
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) -- Michael Thompson won his first PGA Tour event Sunday at the Honda Classic.
Thompson seized control with a 50-foot eagle putt on the third hole. He stayed in control with superb par saves early on the back nine at PGA National. He made birdie from the bunker on the last hole for a 1-under 69, giving him a two-shot victory over Geoff Ogilvy.
Thompson's win didn't clinch him a spot in The Masters. He already locked that up with last year's 2nd place finish at the US Open. He last played at Augusta National in 2008 as the U.S. Amateur runner-up.
Ogilvy birdied two of his last three holes for a 69 to finish alone in second, which moves him into the top 50 and gets him into the World Golf Championship next week at Doral.
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