Winner’s Circle: Howell III Ends Dryspell at The RSM Classic

Charles Howell III Wins The RSM Classic
Charles Howell III poses with family after winning The RSM Classic at the Sea Island GC on November 18, 2018 in St. Simons Island, GA. Photo by Ben Jared/PGA Tour via Getty Images

Charles Howell III shot a final-round 67 and then edged Patrick Rodgers in a playoff to capture The RSM Classic at Sea Island Golf Club.

Charles Howell III Wins The RSM Classic
Charles Howell III poses with family after winning The RSM Classic at the Sea Island GC on November 18, 2018 in St. Simons Island, GA. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

The 39-year old American finished his final day at the Seaside course with one bogey and a double offset by six birdies, including three-straight gains on Nos. 15, 16, and 17 to reach 19-under par and join Rodgers in a playoff.


PRO-FILE

Nationality American
Height: 5′ 11″
Weight: 165 lb
Birthdate: June 20, 1979 (age 39)
Native: Augusta, Georgia
Residence: Orlando, Florida
College: Oklahoma State University

FINAL TOP 5

Pos-Players-To Par (Final Round)
1. Charles Howell III -19 (-3)
2. Patrick Rodgers -19 (-8)
3. Webb Simpson -18 (-5)
3. Ryan Blaum -17 (-4)
5. Luke List -17 (-5)


WINNER’S STATS

Driving: 296.5 yards (8th)
Fairways: 83.9% (47/56) (12th)
Greens: 88.9% (64/72) (1st)
Putting: 1.688 (19th)
Scores: 25 Birdies, 42 Pars, 4 Bogeys, 1 Double


2018-19 SEASON

Starts: 4
Cuts Made: 3
Wins: 1 (The RSM Classic)
Top 10s: 1 (5th CIMB Classic)
Money: $1,407,350 (5th)
Points: 505 (4th)
World Rank: 58th


CAREER VICTORIES

PGA Tour: 3
2018 The RSM Classic
2007 Nissan Open
2002 Michelob Championship


HOWELL III’S FINAL-ROUND HIGHLIGHTS


MONEY & PLAYOFF POINTS

The win earned the 39-year old Oklahoma State product $1,152,000, along with 500 points to move to 1st place on the points list. It was Howell’s first win since the 2007 Nissan Open, breaking an 11-season winless streak.


WORLD RANKING

Howell III received 24 OWGR points, and is projected to No. 60, from a current ranking position of 84.


Credits: Getty Images, PGA Tour Media



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