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Honda Classic: Jhonattan Vegas leads by two after opening round

Honda Classic: Jhonattan Vegas leads by two after opening round

In fact, he enters the 2019 Honda Classic as one of the most talented young golfers on the PGA Tour and now gets a chance to battle the sport's elite once more.

What he meant was that the pros were starting to hone their games for the meat of the schedule, which in those days started with the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass in March. He became the first golfer to win the U.S. Open and PGA Championship in same year since Tiger Woods in 2000 and was named 2018 PGA Tour Player of the Year.

Brooks Koepka and Justin Thomas, the two highest-ranked golfers participating in their hometown tournament this week at the Honda Classic, have quite contrasting memories at The Champion Course at PGA National Resort & Spa.

Thomas made a birdie following a brilliant wedge shot for a tap-in birdie on the final hole of regulation to force the playoff, which he won with a two-putt birdie after a magnificent 5-wood shot over the water on the playoff hole.

Thomas, who beat Luke List in a sudden-death playoff past year, says the decision on which tournaments to play isn't an easy one. "I know it's unfortunate for this event that just the time and schedule have a lot of people that always play that just can't play this year. It looked like they did a little bit of tweaking to some of the greens, so it was great to see it". Other short odds to win are Rickie Fowler (10/1), Adam Scott (14/1), Brooks Koepka (14/1) and Gary Woodland (14/1).

One player that is looking forward to playing this week is Gary Woodland.

Gone are the likes of Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods, who announced last week he was skipping the Honda to focus on the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill and the Players Championship the next two weeks.

Even without him, it's welcome to Florida. It was at this tournament a year ago that Woods' comeback kicked into gear, as his T12 finished sparked a nice run of play that included a T2 at the Valspar. The Honda Classic used to be after the World Golf Championship event, but that changed when it moved from Doral to Mexico City. This will mark Smith's first appearance in the Honda, which is concerning, but he presents great value at 20-1.

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Thomas, who already has nine PGA Tour victories under his belt at 25 and a year ago won a sudden-death playoff over Luke List for the win at PGA National, looks forward to making more memories in Palm Beach Gardens. Fowler recorded his fifth PGA Tour victory earlier this month in the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Where can I stream the 2019 Honda Classic in the United Kingdom? Now it is sandwiched in between that tournament and Bay Hill, and with The Players Championship now the week after, there are too many tournaments in successive weeks for golfers to play.

Honda has sponsored this event every year since 1982, making it the PGA Tour's longest continuous sponsor. However, he has won three majors in the last two years and figures to heat up as the Grand Slam events approach.

Like most other Florida courses, PGA National has bermuda fairways and bermuda greens.

Gary Woodland, United States - With six top-10 finishes on the PGA Tour this season, including seconds in the CJ Cup and the Sentry Tournament of Champions, Woodland ranks third in the FedEx Cup standings.

Fowler already owns a win this year and he is a former champion of this event, picking up the title in 2017.

Play gets underway on Thursday, with 2019 Honda Classic tee times beginning bright and early at 6:45 a.m. ET. Recorded his best result in the Honda previous year, when he led with an opening 66 and finished in a tie for fifth.

What is the total prize fund of the 2019 Honda Classic? . Playing five straight weeks isn't desirable nor feasible, so as a outcome, this year's Honda field isn't exactly star studded: just three of the top 20 players and six of the top 25 are competing, whereas a year ago there were 12 top-25 players in the field.

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