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Mitchell claims first PGA win with big final putt

Mitchell claims first PGA win with big final putt
Mar 2, 2019; Palm Beach Gardens, FL, USA; Keith Mitchell makes a putt on the 18th green during the third round of The Honda Classic golf tournament at PGA National (Champion). Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports   -   Copyright  Jasen Vinlove(Reuters)
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(Reuters) – Keith Mitchell sank a clutch 15-foot birdie putt at the last hole and won his first PGA Tour with a one stroke victory at the Honda Classic on Sunday.

The second-year pro edged out Brooks Koepka and Rickie Fowler for the victory as he shot a final round 67 to finish at nine-under 271.

Koepka (66) and Fowler (67) put the pressure on as they completed play at 272 but Mitchell denied them a chance at a playoff at PGA National with his big putt.

Ryan Palmer (63) and Lucas Glover (66) shared fourth at seven-under 273 and 56-year-old Vijay Singh (70) was sixth at six-under as he missed a chance to become the oldest player to win a PGA Tour event.

(Reporting by Gene Cherry in Raleigh, North Carolina; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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