PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Michael Thompson had one of only five rounds under par Sunday to win his first PGA Tour event at the Honda Classic.
Thompson seized control with a 50-foot eagle putt on the third hole. He stayed in control with superb par saves early on the back nine at PGA National. He made birdie from the bunker on the last hole for a 1-under 69 and a two-shot victory over Geoff Ogilvy.
The 27-year-old Thompson already is in the Masters from being a runner-up at the U.S. Open.
Ogilvy birdied two of his last three holes for a 69 to finish second, which moves him into the top 50 and gets him into the World Golf Championship next week at Doral.
Tiger Woods closed with a 74 and was tied for 37th.
Lewis holds on
to win HSBC Champions
SINGAPORE — American Stacy Lewis won the HSBC Women’s Champions on Sunday for her sixth career LPGA title, overcoming two bogeys and some shaky putting on the back nine to hold off South Korea’s Na Yeon Choi.
Lewis, the 2012 LPGA Player of the Year, shot a 1-under 71 in the final round at Sentosa Golf Club to finish at 15-under 273, one stroke ahead of Choi.
Choi, who had a 72, was runner-up at the tournament for the second consecutive year. She lost to Angela Stanford in a four-player playoff last year.
Paula Creamer, hampered by a shoulder injury from a car accident last week in Thailand, briefly held a share of the lead early in the day but struggled with her putting on the back nine and faded to a 71 to finish third at 13-under.
Top-ranked Yani Tseng shot a 74 to finish a disappointing week in a share of 28th place.