12 Things To Know After Charles Howell III Won The RSM Classic

Charles Howell III Wins The RSM Classic
Charles Howell III tees off during the final round of The RSM Classic at the Sea Island GC on November 18, 2018 in St. Simons Island, GA. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Charles Howell III shot a final-round 67 and then beat Patrick Rodgers on the second playoff hole to notch his third career PGA Tour victory at The RSM Classic.

Charles Howell III Wins The RSM Classic
Charles Howell III tees off during the final round of The RSM Classic at the Sea Island GC on November 18, 2018 in St. Simons Island, GA. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

12 THINGS TO KNOW: CHARLES HOWELL III WINS

  1. With the win, Howell III takes over the lead in the FedExCup for the first time since 2007. He moved from 62 to No. 1.
  2. It was Howell’s third career PGA Tour victory in his 529th career start at the age 39 years, 4 months, 30 days.
  3. Howell compiled the third-most starts before his third Tour victory: Leonard Thompson (553), Howard Twitty (532), Charles Howell III (529), Steve Lowery (519), Mike Sullivan (457), Don Pooley (445), and J.J. Henry (439).
  4. Howell was a wire-to-wire winner, holding the solo 18-, 36- and 54-hole lead. It was Howell’s first time in six attempts converting a third-round lead to a victory.
  5. He improved his playoff record to 2-4; most recently lost to Kyle Stanley at the 2016 Quicken Loans National.
  6. Howell’s 54-hole score of 196 was his personal best; previous-best was 197 at the 2007 (T2) and 2013 (T3) Sony
    Open in Hawaii.
  7. Howell’s 128 tied the low-36 for the tournament (Austin Cook/2017, Mackenzie Hughes/2016, Billy Horschel/2011)
  8. Howell earned 24 OWGR points and will move to No. 61 in the Official World Golf Rankings.
  9. Earned a spot in the field at the Sentry Tournament of Champions for the first time since 2008 and the Masters Tournament for the first time since 2012.
  10. The Georgia native earned 500 FedExCup points to take the lead in the FedExCup for the first time since 2007.
  11. With a winning share of $1,152,000, Howell is now guaranteed to record his 18th straight season with at least one-million dollars in earnings – the second longest streak on Tour, trailing only Phil Mickelson whose current streak started in 1996.
  12. He is also guaranteed to remain a perfect 13 of 13 in qualifying for the FedExCup Playoffs – one of only 10 active players.

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