Sal’s Stats: Honda Classic

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Sal's Stats Statistics from this weekend's Honda Classic By Sal Johnson Davis Love III finished T13th at the Honda Classic, tied with eight other players, to move back into the top 50 in the world rankings. If he had finished a stroke higher or if a ninth person had tied for 13th, Love wouldn't have had enough points to make it to No. 50. He earned a trip to the WGC-CA Championship, and if he can keep it for three more weeks, he will earn a trip to Augusta. He knocked off Anders Hansen.
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Y.E. Yang, the winner of the Honda Classic, was ranked 460th heading into the tournament; he moved up to 147. He also earned 500 points to move to No. 9 in the FedEx Cup standings, and grab a spot at Doral. Last year playing at the WGC-CA meant a last place check of $35,000.
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Yang was T3 in greens hit, missing only 20 greens on the demanding PGA National. He also played the par 4s in six under — only two players played them better.
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Eleven players have earned their maiden PGA Tour victory at the Honda Classic: Leonard Thompson (1974), Larry Nelson (1979), Kenny Knox (1986), John Huston (1990), Tim Herron (1996), Stuart Appleby (1997), Matt Kuchar (2002), Todd Hamilton (2004), Padraig Harrington (2005), Mark Wilson (2007) and Y.E. Yang (2009).
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The Honda Classic has produced a single-digit under-par winning score all three years since moving to PGA National in 2007. Mark Wilson won with a five under tally in 2007, followed by Ernie Els' six under total in 2008, and Yang's nine under score this season.