It should've been Daniel Berger's day at the Honda Classic on Sunday. With a five-shot lead, he was primed to win his fifth PGA Tour title.
But his extensive advantage unravelled on the front nine and the chasing pack caught up. One of them was Sepp Straka who was looking for his maiden PGA Tour title.
Although he made two bogeys on the front nine, he also made three birdies. Berger made a double-bogey and two bogeys in his first six holes.
It was the back-nine of Straka which clinched the title for him at PGA National. He played his final nine holes bogey-free and he added three birdies in his final five holes, playing the Bear Trap in 1-under-par.
Berger valiantly battled away but he made a bogey on the 12th hole and a bogey at the 18th hole, while chasing an eagle to force a playoff, which meant he shot a 4-over-par 74 to finish three behind the eventual winner.
Former Open champion Lowry played brilliantly on Sunday, carding a bogey-free 67. But he frustratingly parred his final seven holes and couldn't find the magic birdie to tie Straka's clubhouse lead of 10-under-par.
The 28-year-old became the first Austrian to win on the PGA Tour. He has risen to 14th in the FedEx Cup standings and 83rd in the world rankings.
Sepp Straka - What's in the bag?
Driver: TaylorMade Stealth Plus | 9˚ | Mitsubishi Kai’li White 60 TX shaft
3-wood: TaylorMade Stealth Plus | 15˚ | Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 80 TX shaft
Hybrid: Callaway Apex UW | 19˚ | Mitsubishi Diamana DF 80 TX shaft
Irons: Srixon ZX7 (4-9) | True Temper Dynamic Gold shafts
Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore (46, 52, 56, 60) | True Temper Dynamic Gold shafts
Putter: Odyssey Stroke Lab Tuttle
Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond