Honda Classic 2019: Keith Mitchell defeats Rickie Fowler and Brooks Koepka •

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida - March 03: Keith Mitchell plays his shot of the seventh start in the final round of the Honda Classic at PGA National Resort and Spa on March 03, 2019 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood / Getty Images)

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Keith Mitchell won the first PGA Tour winner of his career Sunday at the 2019 Honda Classic at the PGA National Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Mitchell drained a 15-foot birdie putter on the 18th hole to finish at nine and outshot Brooks Koepka and Rickie Fowler at once.

Here is an overview of the top 10 players with the full ranking available on

Honda Classic 2019 Ranking

1. Keith Mitchell (-9)

T2. Brooks Koepka (-8)

T2. Rickie Fowler (-8)

T4. Ryan Palmer (-7)

T4. Lucas Glover (-7)

6. Vijay Singh (-6)

T7. Wyndham Clark (-5)

T7. Kyoung-Hoon Lee (-5)

T9. Jim Furyk (-4)

T9. Jason Kokrak (-4)

T9. Sergio Garcia (-4)

Mitchell has officially secured his PGA Tour card before the 2018 season. Although relatively untested on this stage, he has shown the closing ability of an experienced veteran.

Tennessee, a native of Tennessee, bugged the 11th hole to sneak around. He immediately bounced back with birdies on the 12th and 13th holes to return below the level and seven cents for the tournament. With a birdie at No. 15, Mitchell is positioned for a possible confrontation with Koepka and Fowler.

Fowler needed an excellent run to be able to win the title. He birdied in three of the last four holes, including a 44-foot putt on No. 17.

Mitchell has approached the 18th tee off largely to control his own destiny. He hung his training in a fairway bunker, but returned to the fairway with his second shot. His approach to the third shot landed on the putting green, while still leaving him a lot of work.

As Ryan Lavner of noted, the Georgia product did not fit the profile of a golfer willing to sink a critical putt:

Upon entering the finals, Ryan Palmer did not appear to be a serious threat to the Honda Classic title. He was tied with 54 holes, seven strokes behind tournament leader Wyndham Clark.

Palmer then exploded for six birdies on the first nine Sunday. He fell to the ground a bit on the back nine, bogeyant to the 14th hole. He made two draws in a row on numbers 16 and 17 and went up to seven cents for the tournament.

Because he was so far in the standings, Palmer left at 10:20 ET. As a result, he had to wait for hours at the clubhouse to see if his final score would be up.

"You have a young man, his first advantage on the Tour," said Palmer about Clark, after completing his tour. Mike McAllister of the PGA Tour Digital. "Obviously, Rickie and Brooks are there – I have a chance of the outside – I do not know what can happen in the background." The 10 mph wind is n & # 39; It's not easy here. "

The rankings have changed considerably between Palmer's last putt and the end of the tournament.

In the end, Palmer could do nothing, Mitchell, Koepka and Fowler slowly climbing the rankings.

Among notable stars to qualify but having little to say about the final result, Sergio Garcia won ninth place at four cents. Justin Thomas tied for a tie for the 30th. Webb Simpson was 36th at one point.