Thompson shows he can close a win

Associated Press  |  Last updated March 02, 2013
Michael Thompson had one of only five rounds under par Sunday to win his first PGA Tour event at the Honda Classic. Thompson seized control with a 50-foot eagle putt on the third hole. He stayed in control with superb par saves early on the back nine at PGA National. He made birdie from the bunker on the last hole for a 1-under-par 69 and a two-shot victory over Geoff Ogilvy. The 27-year-old Thompson already is in the Masters from being a runner-up at the US Open. Briefly the world's top-ranked amateur in 2008 before turning pro, Thompson had won only once since -- in 2010 on the Hooters Tour. Ogilvy birdied two of his last three holes for a 69 to finish second, moving him into the top 50 to get into the World Golf Championship next week at Doral. Tiger Woods closed with a 74 and was tied for 37th.
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