Russell Henley wins Honda Classic playoff

Russell Henley bests Rory McIlroy and two others in a playoff to win in South Florida.
Russell Henley bests Rory McIlroy and two others in a playoff to win in South Florida. (USATSI)

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Russell Henley makes birdie on first playoff hole to win Honda Classic.

Shot No. 5: McIlroy makes par. Knox makes par. Palmer makes par.

Shot No. 4: Knox narrowly misses his long birdie putt. He's in with par. McIlroy chips from the frine and comes up extremely short. Still seven feet short. Palmer burns the left edge and Henley has four feet for his second win.

Shot No. 3: Knox hits a nice wedge to about 20 feet. Palmer's pitch was on line but came up 20 feet short as well. McIlroy's pitch out of the bunker flew the green and nearly went in the water, not a lot left for birdie, though. He's on the fringe. Henley putts to four feet. He'll have that for birdie.

Shot No. 2: Knox lays up nicely out of the bunker. Henely reaches the green in two and will have a monster putt for eagle. Palmer flies the green but will have a lot of green to work with on his chip. McIlroy had 235 yards to the pin and went long into the back bunker. Advantage Henley.

Shot No. 1: Henley, McIlroy, and Palmer all smoke their drives down the fairway. Knox finds the bunker and will likely have to layup on this 556-yard par-5.

Rory McIlroy, Russell Knox, Russell Henley, and Ryan Palmer all finished 8 under and will play No. 18 at PGA National in a four-way playoff.

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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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