The Honda Classic swings into town

The Honda Classic, an annual golf tournament that brings the top PGA golfers to Palm Beach Gardens, took over the PGA National Championship Golf Course from Feb. 25 to March 3. Golfer Keith Mitchell took home the tournament’s top prize.


Golfers from all over the world come to compete in the Honda Classic, and 70 golfers this year made the cut. The 46 annual event brings out the best in golfing, in addition to thousands of spectators and golf enthusiasts from South Fla.


“I never thought I would be there, but it looks like it happened,” Mitchell said.


As a relative newcomer, Mitchell was in awe about winning the event. He came into the competition as an underdog, and this was his first PGA Tour win. Keith won the tournament with a -9 shot total. By winning the Honda Classic, he showed he is a serious golfer and can contend with the greats.


Mitchell has secured spots in the Players Championship and the Masters. He has plenty of things to think about in the upcoming months as these tournaments are coming up very shortly.


The other golfers in the top five of the event included Rickie Fowler and Brooks Koepka, who were tied for second, and Lucas Glover and Ryan Palmer, who were tied for third. Despite the diverse nationalities of the golfers, the top five were all Americans. Fowler and Koepka both had a -8 shot total which put them both slightly behind the two golfers tied for fourth place. Both Glover and Palmer had a shot total of -7 to solidify both their spots in the top five.