Chris Kirk says "it will sink in eventually" after he picked up his first PGA Tour victory in more than eight years on a riveting final day at the Honda Classic.
Kirk held a one-stroke lead over Eric Cole playing the 72nd hole at PGA National but disaster struck.
The 37-year-old did the hard part by finding the fairway at the par-5 18th but decided to get aggressive by taking the shot on.
His baby draw was a matter of inches from being perfect but his golf ball clattered into the bank and back into the water.
Kirk needed to get up-and-down to win in regulation but could only manage a bogey. Cole, 34, made his par and the pair both finished the tournament at 14-under.
Both players headed back to play the 18th again and it was Kirk who managed to hold his nerve and prevail.
He decided to lay-up then produced an incredible third shot, his approach finishing a matter of inches from the hole for a tap-in birdie.
Cole applauded Kirk. His second found the bunker and his birdie attempt to extend the playoff agonisingly lipped out.
Has it sunk in yet?
Kirk earned $1,512,000 with his fifth victory.
Elsewhere, defending champion Sepp Straka finished T-5 on 9-under with Shane Lowry, Ben Taylor and Justin Suh.
Next up on the PGA Tour is the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill.
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