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  • Associated Press Justin Thomas acknowledges the crowd after putting on the fourth hole during the final round of the Honda Classic golf tournament, Sunday, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Sunday, February 25, 2018 6:40 pm

Thomas delivers clutch moments to win Honda in playoff

DOUG FERGUSON | Associated Press


PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Justin Thomas nearly holed a wedge that got him into a playoff, and then hit 3-wood over the water and onto the green to beat Luke List in a sudden-death playoff Sunday in the Honda Classic.

Thomas closed with a 2-under 68 and won for the second time this season. He also won in a playoff at the CJ Cup in South Korea last fall.

List was going for his first PGA Tour victory. He put the pressure on Thomas by reaching the par-5 18th in two in regulation, two-putting for birdie and a 69. But he missed the fairway in the playoff and made par.

Tiger Woods was briefly within three shots of the lead on the front nine. He closed with a 70 and finished 12th.