By Calvin Ralph
It was wet, there was thunder, and there was lighting. The Honda Classic had to finish on Monday last week and we saw a man in the winner in the circle that had not won in over six years.
Irishman Padraig Harrington won The Honda Classic in a playoff, beating 21-year old Daniel Berger on the second playoff. It was his first win since the 2008 PGA Championship.
Harrington’s win might be the perfect way to end his career. He has won three majors and his twilight years right now could be great following this win.
“Believe it or not, when I get in contention I can still hit the shots,” Harrington said after Monday’s playoff
World-number one Rory McIlroy, who missed the cut on Friday, headlined the field. Even though he missed the cut, he is still the best player in the world right now; he headlines next week’s WGC-Cadillac Championship at Trump Doral.
A Look Ahead:
Next week, the TOUR heads to Trump National Doral for the WGC-Cadillac Championship. The loaded field of the top 70 players in the world will look like major championship field, with many players beginning or in the middle of their Masters prep.
Featured Player: Dustin Johnson. Johnson has rolled in 2015 to a great beginning. After taking the end of 2014 off, with what was speculation for rehab for a cocaine addiction, he has had 2 Top-5 finishes in four events. Look for him to be near the top of the leaderboard on Sunday.
Local Golf: Shout out to all those in the state of New Jersey who start their spring high school season on Friday March 6th. It might be awhile until we get on the course, but good luck to everyone playing this year.
Winner of WGC-Cadillac Championship: Sergio Garcia (-12). Sergio has played good, almost great golf in 2015. He blew one at the Northern Trust Open, but he has been the leader all season. Look for a breakthrough win for Sergio this week.