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Matt Jones seals the deal at The Honda Classic: Results, recaps, highlights from the PGA TOUR

DraftKings Live recaps PGA TOUR golf results from The Honda Classic.

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Below, DK Live recaps some of the most noteworthy PGA TOUR performances for The Honda Classic. To see the entire leaderboard and receive push notifications for breaking PGA TOUR news, download the DK Live app. You can also get immediate golf news by following DK Live on Twitter at @dklive.


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Round 4 Recap — Sunday

Matt Jones dominates The Honda Classic for second career PGA TOUR victory

After starting the week tying the course record with a nine-under 61 on Thursday, Jones ($7,400; 119.5 DKFP) cruised to a five-shot win on Sunday at The Honda Classic. This was his 174th start since his previous PGA TOUR win at the 2014 Vivint Houston Open, although he has won the Australian Open twice since then. Brandon Hagy (100.5 DKFP) finished solo second after being the second-to-last alternate added to the field, shooting a four-under to surge up the leaderboard. Russell Henley ($9,800; 93.5 DKFP), Denny McCarthy ($6,900; 87.5 DKFP), Chase Seiffert ($6,200; 90.5 DKFP), C.T. Pan ($6,300; 75.5 DKFP) and Brendan Steele ($8,700; 93.0 DKFP) tied for third. — Zach Thompson

J.B. Holmes, Aaron Wise tumble down leaderboard at The Honda Classic

Holmes ($6,500; 61.5 DKFP) played in the final group with eventual champion Matt Jones ($7,400; 119.0 DKFP) but shot the worst round of any player, dropping from tied for second to tied for 46th with a nine-over. He didn’t have a single birdie to go with five bogeys and two double-bogeys on the day. The day wasn’t much better for Aaron Wise ($7,600; 98.5 DKFP), who slid from second to 13th with a three-over round. Wise was within one shot of the lead at one point on Sunday, but he was let down by the flat stick, including a four-putt triple-bogey on hole 10. PGA National played difficult for everyone all week, resulting in 269 shots in the water, but it took the biggest toll from those two players, who started the Final Round tied for second. — Zach Thompson


Round 3 Recap — Saturday

Matt Jones reclaims lead after third round 3 of The Honda Classic

After firing a nine-under Round 1 to pull ahead at The Honda Classic, Jones ($7,400) dropped out of the lead by the end of the day on Friday. He only needed a one-under on Saturday to take over the top of the leaderboard again since second-round leader Aaron Wise ($7,600) struggled to a five-over and dropped into a tie for second. Jones had two bogeys and three birdies on the day, finishing with six pars in his final seven holes. PGA National played difficult as usual, and Wise was the latest victim of “The Bear Trap,” dropping three strokes over his final four holes to finish the day tied with J.B. Holmes ($6,500), three shots behind Jones. — Zach Thompson

C.T. Pan manages to go low on tough Saturday at PGA National

On a windy day at PGA National, the course played 1.43 strokes over par with 12 of the final 15 holes resulting in more bogeys than birdies. Holes 16 and 17 combined to surrender just one birdie all day while, creating 32 bogeys and nine double bogeys or worse. While most players were backing up, Pan ($6,300) shot the round of the day — a clean, bogey-free round of five-under par. He moved up into a tie for fourth while Roger Sloan ($6,500) and Ryan Armour ($6,500) both used four-under performances to move into the top 20. On the other extreme, Scott Harrington ($6,300) shot a nine-over to fall from T5 to T55. The final round of The Honda Classic should be another wild ride before a champion is crowned. — Zach Thompson


Round 2 Recap — Friday

Aaron Wise leads after second round of Honda Classic

Wise ($7,600) has put together two brilliant rounds to start The Honda Classic, and he will carry a three-shot lead into the weekend. He opened with a six-under-par 64 on Thursday and followed it up with another 64 on Friday. That brought him to 12-under-par for the tournament, giving him a three-shot lead over Matt Jones ($7,400) and Brandon Hagy. Jones was the leader after the first round following a brilliant nine-under-par 61, but he wasn’t able to build off that performance on Friday. Wise was a contrarian option this week, checking in with an average ownership of just 2.4%, while Jones had an average ownership of 17.5%. Wise is now listed as the favorite to win at +225 on DraftKings Sportsbook, but Jones isn’t far behind at +550. — Matt LaMarca

Lee Westwood’s epic run comes to an end at The Honda Classic

After back-to-back runner-up finishes and coming in as one of the favorites to win the event, Westwood ($10,600) shot an eight-over-par 78 on Friday and will miss the weekend at The Honda Classic. The veteran was the third-highest priced golfer of the week and the 14th-most owned player in DraftKings’ $750K Flop Shot tournament (14.66%). Some other notable names that failed to stay inside the cutline at PGA National were Talor Gooch ($9,300) and Jim Furyk ($6,900), who both were very chalky options this week at ownership levels of 19.12% and 17.58% in the Flop Shot, respectively. — Alex Hunter


Round 1 Recap — Thursday

Matt Jones shoots a -9 to lead after one round at The Honda Classic

Jones ($7,400: 67.5 DKFP) was flawless in his opening round at The Honda Classic. He birdied holes 11 and 13 before finishing the front nine with a birdie streak on holes 16,17 and 18. Not being satisfied with the trifecta, Jones birdied holes 2, 3, 4, and 5 to finish the day at 61 (-9). Jones is rostered in 11.94% of lineups in the $750K Flop Shot. DraftKings Sportsbook has Jones at +300 to win it all. At three strokes behind, Russell Henley ($9,800: 51 DKFP) and Aaron Wise ($7,600: 50 DKFP) are tied for second after one round. Henley is rostered in 16.96% of lineups while Wise is only at 2.45% in the $750K Flop Shot. DraftKings Sportsbook has Henley at +500 to win the tournament while Wise is at +1200. — Stan Son

Joaqin Niemann eight back after one round at The Honda Classic

The chalky Niemann ($10,400; 16 DKFP), who went off at 34.9% ownership in the $750K Flop Shot contest, didn’t have his best day during Thursday’s first round at The Honda Classic, firing a one-under 69 to fall into a tie for 27th. He’s eight back of leader Matt Jones ($7,400; 67.5 DKFP) thanks to just two birdies and a bogey during his round. Sungjae Im ($11,000; 23 DKFP), who was 25.9% owned in the contest, was just one shot better than Niemann on Thursday but did rack up four birdies against two bogeys. Shane Lowry ($9,200; 26 DKFP) was also popular at 19.9% ownership and, yes, was one shot better than Im at -3. He sits in a tie for ninth place heading into Round 2. — Kenny Ducey


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