Honda Classic: Final Round



To the leader on 6 then. Justin Thomas, decked out in lemon meringue yellow has a chance to extend his lead. It's a fairly lengthy chance, down the hill too. He and his caddy read it for an age, but you wouldn't know that. It spears off well right, and he has to settle with a par. Sticking at -7.

Webb Simpson then a 7 with this birdie putt. Tracking. Tracking. BEAUTY. Just drops in the front of the cup from a good distance out. Stealthy round this. He's parred his opening 6, but that birdie now takes Webb to -7, and gives him a share of the lead. Fleetwood, his playing partner, also looking for birdie. Down the hill slightly, in she goes. Good comeback there. -6 for he.

List with the par save at 6 to stop the rott there. The overnight leader is still in this at -5. LEADERBOARD TIME: Simpson (7), Thomas (6): -7 Lovemark (7), Noren (7), Fleetwood (7): -6 List (6): -5 Kraft (8): -4 It's still exceedingly tight this one. Like my belt after Christmas. Ha. Who am I kidding. Like my belt any time.

Justin Thomas now teeing off at that Par 3 7th hole. Short. Very short. Not sure if he's hit the bunker or is just in the cabbage. Meanwhile, Alex Noren has moved to a tie of the lead at -7. Did we see it? Did we sausage. It's a birdie at 8 for him though, and sees him level with Simpson and Thomas.

Meanwhile, this is bad news. My branded satellite box has decided to stop working. Luckily the adverts were on, so I'll run over there and give the box a good old thwak. Hey, you never know. I might even get me some coverage of Alex Noren if I'm lucky...


Not just me then.


Oh, has the Sky just had a dicky fit then? Right in the middle of Dancing on Ice too. My recordings are going to be ruined.

ALEX NOREN. WE'RE FINALLY SEEING HIS BIRDIE PUTT AT 8. SOME 10 MINUTES AFTER IT HAPPENED. Shock horror, it drops, he's -7. Meanwhile, Fleetwood at 8 after a ropey drive hit a tree and ended up in the rough. Absolute pearler of a shot to recover there. Right on line, the perfect club, and he should be making birdie right there, and should have a share of the lead in a moment.

Webb Simpson approaching 8 now. He's played fairly safe with that one, and gone right of the flagstick. He'll be happy to walk away with a two putt par from that region no doubt.

Here's Alex Noren then. Drilling an approach to the 9th. That makes an unsatisfying thud. Greenside rough for him. Justin Thomas meanwhile is cannoning one away at the 8th. Perfect for him, and I can tell you he's still at -7. He pared the 7th obviously. Another man at -7 is Tommy Fleetwood. He taps in for that great birdie, and we have a four way tie at the top.

Tiger pars 12. Stays -2. I'm only telling you this because I'm contractually obligated to. Honest.

L-L-L-L-LEADERBOARD: Noren (8), Simpson (8), Fleetwood (8), Thomas (7): -7 Lovemark (8), List (7): -5 Kraft (9): -4 Grillo (15): -3 Hun An (12): -2 Tighter than a Yorkshireman in a bar.