Y.E. Yang would give Rory Sabbatini a close chase Sunday at the Honda Classic, firing an impressive final round of 4-under 66 to stay within reach. But the pivotal hole for Sabbatini would come at the par4 16th, where he would stick his approach from 187 yards to within 16 feet of the hole for birdie, making the putt to get back to even par on the day. Yang would birdie the par5 18th to keep Sabbatini honest, but Rory would have no issue two-putting from 13 feet on the final hole to claim a 1-shot victory, earning his 6th PGA Tour win of his career. Sunday’s win opened two notable doors for Sabbatini – a berth into next week’s WGC event at Doral, and more importantly a trip to Augusta next month for the Masters tournament.
Along with Y.E. Yang giving chase to Sabbatini on Sunday was 44-yr-old tour veteran Jerry Kelly, who like Yang also began the final round 5 shots back. But despite birdieing the final two holes, Kelly would have to settle for a respectable 3-under round of 67, finishing alone in 3rd place.
For an official recap of Sunday at the Honda Classic, read more HERE at PGATOUR.COM.