16-MAN PLAYOFF set to decide final qualifying spot for Honda Classic

At the Monday Qualifying tournament for the Honda Classic, 16 players will battle it out for the final remaining spot to play at PGA National.

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Tue, 22 Feb 2022
16-MAN PLAYOFF set to decide final qualifying spot for Honda Classic

PGA Tour Monday Qualifying tournaments often throw up extraordinary climaxes, but none more so than this week at Banyan Cay Resort and Golf to decide the final spot at the Honda Classic.

There were four spots up for grabs this week in Florida. Three of them have been taken by the top three players in the leaderboard, while there are 16 players on the same score in tied fourth.

American Sam Stevens finished at the top of the leaderboard on 7-under-par. He is set to make his first appearance at the Honda Classic.

Fabian Gomez finished on 6-under-par in tied second place. He is a 43-year-old who turned professional in 2002 and he is a two-time winner on the PGA Tour.

Martin Contini, a fellow Argentine, also shot a 66 to qualify for the Honda Classic. He only turned pro three years ago and is set to make his PGA Tour debut.

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Now for the mammoth playoff which is set to begin at 7.30 am local time in West Palm Beach. There will be two groups of five and one group of six which will begin on the 10th hole.

The playoff will move on to the 11th hole after that and then the 18th. These are to be the three holes used in the playoff until a winner eventually emerges.

One of the most recognisable names in the playoff to golf fans will be David Lingmerth who won the Memorial Tournament in 2015 and who has won over $9 million on the PGA Tour.

Also, DJ Trahan will be competing in the early hours of the Florida morning. He is a two-time PGA Tour winner but the most recent of these victories came in 2008.

This incredible occurrence is a prime example of the competition there is to reach the PGA Tour and the determination required to battle for your place.

We will certainly keep our readers updated with the ongoing events at Banyan Cay Resort and Golf.

 

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