RSM Classic: Charles Howell III ends 4,291 days waiting for PGA Tour victory

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Howell's victory was his first in the PGA Tour since he won the Nissan Open in February 2007, the last RSL Classic leaderboard (unless mentioned otherwise) -19 Howell III, Rodgers – Howell III won at second play-off hole ; -18 Simpson; -17 Blaum, list; -16 Champ; -15 Z Johnson, Kisner, Uihlein, Wright Selected others: -14 McDowell (NI); -10 Els (SA) Full scoreboard

Charles Howell III ended an 11-year watch on a PGA Tour victory by claiming victory at the second play-off hole of the RSM Classic on Sea Island, Georgia.

The 39-year-old closed a 20-foot birdie putt on the 18th on the edge of fellow American Patrick Rodgers.

After two rounds, Rodgers was 12 shots next to the lead but shot an eight-under-par 62 to get under 19 at Howell (67).

Compatriot Webb Simpson was a shot further back while Northern Ireland Graeme McDowell ended tied for the 11th.

Rodgers' strong finish, which putted an 85-foot birdie on the 12th, saw the 26-year-old set a final 36-hole record for the PGA Tour with a total of 123.

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