Wilson wins after long day in the desert

Sunday would end up being a very long day for most at the Humana Challenge in La Quinta, California.

Round three was delayed due to high winds in the area, forcing many players to finish their third rounds on Sunday before playing the final round of the event, well into twilight hours.

Mark Wilson not only had to finish his third round on Sunday, he had to get his kids ready to take to their in-laws, grab some lunch to get him through what would be a very long day of golf.

Get warmed back up for his final round, an oh yeah. Hold off some hard charging players to win the Humana Challenge.

Wilson, who won twice early in 2011, now has three wins in two years on the PGA Tour after holding off Robert Garrigus, John Mallinger and Johnson Wagner to win by two for his fifth PGA Tour win of his career.

On the 18th green, Garrigus rolled his eagle putt just by the hole, rolling a good 10 feet past, which would have given him the lead, momentarily.

After seeing that, Wilson stepped up and drained his birdie putt as the sun was all but down to win the event by two.

"Robert and I, going back and forth, we really enjoyed that," said Wilson after his long day in the desert.

"It just came down to 18, and I didn't want to give him a chance to make that putt to tie me. That's what we play for. You want somebody to win it, not necessarily to lose it."

Garrigus had his chances earlier in the round when he dropped out of the lead after missing a five-foot birdie putt on No. 17.

The darkness began to sink in as the players reached the 18th green; and on any hopes that Garrigus was going to at least force a playoff with Wislon.

"We really couldn't see much," Garrigus said after his round.

"I could barely pick up the flag on 18. We had a great day, and it got pretty dark. I wish I could have read that putt a little better."

Wilson finished off the event closing with a three-under 69, and a total of 24-under par to claim the victory.

No comments:

Post a Comment