Danny Willett thrice throws the ball from close range on the last hole to finish a shot behind winner Max Home at the Fortinet Championship in California
Last updated: 09/19/22 7:59 am
Danny Willett had to go through a final hole final as Max Homa held the Fortinet championship in California.
Homa put his foot in the last hole before Willett hit a triple from close range to finish the shot behind his teammate.
Willett hit the first and fourth and when he hoisted his approach flag at the eighth over the flag and watched it go back within three feet, the third was secured.
He replayed that shot immediately to make some shine from a strong nine out, but a 16-foot put at 10 went into the corner and he moved from a distance. The same way from the edge of green 14 gives another birdie.
Homa bounced back from two shots on the first four holes with three birdies in a row, crowned with a 30-foot putt on the 11th.
He took the lead with a bunker shot at the end but fooled his chip in the flag to finish 16-under par and put pressure on Willett’s short birdie – and amazingly the man He twice jumped out from within five feet to make a triple throw. par made him finish as runner-up.
Willett could only laugh at his nightmare ending as he shook hands with Homa, who said Sports sky: “The last three minutes were pretty lackluster.
“I played solid – Danny and Justin (Lower) both played well but it was a wild finish.”
Homa is part of the US team for next week’s President’s Cup and said: “I’ve had a couple of guys tell me that if the LIV guys hadn’t left, I wouldn’t have been on the President’s Cup team, so I had a little bit about my shoulder this week.”
Taylor Montgomery produced a round of the day, eight birdies and no bogey in 64 to finish third on 13 under.
The leader of the Overnight Lower, playing in the last group with Willett and Homa, shot 73 to finish with South Korea’s Byeong Hun An, behind Montgomery.
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