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The tournament was Rory McIlroy's to lose, and he did just that.
The Honda Classic was Rory McIlroy's to lose, and lose it he did, stumbling to a final-round 4-over 74 to fall into a four-man playoff won by Russell Henley with a two-putt birdie on the first playoff hole. McIlroy narrowly missed his first PGA tour win in 18 months when an eagle putt on the 72nd hole slid past the cup, but he regained a heavy dose of confidence in navigating the tricky Jack Nicklaus-designed PGA National, home to the touted "Bear Trap," the stretch of holes from 15 to 17 that claimed more victims on a difficult final day. Here are some key numbers from the weekend's action.
1 Henley was the only player in the four-man playoff to birdie the first playoff hole, converting a routine two-putt birdie on the par-5 18th.
4 Henley becomes the fourth player under 25 with multiple wins, joining McIlroy (6) and Harris English and Patrick Reed (two apiece).
3 Henley was three shots behind McIlroy after a bogey at 10, and a double at 15 seemed to end his chances, but he took advantage of McIlroy's repeated stumbles down the stretch.
13 Holes that Tiger Woods completed on Sunday before withdrawing with back pain. It marked the sixth withdrawal of Tiger's career and raises questions about his health heading to Augusta.
0 Tournaments that Woods has finished in two starts this season. He missed the Saturday cut at the Farmers after a 79 before his withdrawal at the Honda.