This year’s Honda Classic in March looked a little different, and not just because of the limit to 20% capacity for spectators. The event also had to go without three golfers slated to play: Gary Woodland, Scott Piercy, and Doc Redman. The three players tested positive for COVID-19 shortly before the Honda Classic and had to withdraw from participating in the event. This was the most players who had to withdraw from an event due to COVID-19 since the PGA tour resumed last June.
This was a particularly hard hit to Gary Woodland, who spent much of 2020 dealing with injuries, including undergoing surgery for a labrum tear in his left hip and had only just returned to playing golf.
Despite the reduced capacity for spectators and the missing three players, who we hope to see at the Honda Classic next year, the event was still chock-full of great golf and moments to remember.
Honda Classic 2021 Ranking
7 years after winning his first PGA Tour title, Matt Jones swooped in and won this year’s Honda Classic with a 5 shot lead, matching the largest margin in tournament history, originally set by Jack Nicklaus in 1977. 40-year-old Australian Jones said “It’s been seven years. It’s been a tough seven years. I’ve had ups and I’ve had downs, as all golfers have, but it gets me into a lot of big tournaments now.”
Brandon Hagy came in at second place on his own. Oh, and it just happened to be on his 30th birthday. Not a bad way to celebrate!
Third place was shared by Chase Seiffert, Brendan Steele, C.T. Pan, Denny McCarthy, and Russell Henley.
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