Honda Classic Golf Betting
The Honda Classic golf tournament forms part of the PGA Tour and is played in March of every year in Florida. It was first played in 1972 when it was known as Jackie Gleason’s Inverrary Classic, before getting Honda on board as a sponsor in1982. The 2009 Honda Classic took place from 2 -8 March, with South Korean golfer Yang Yong-Eun winning the title in his first ever USPGA win and pocketing a tidy sum of $1 million.
At Honda-classic-golf.com you can read up about everything to do with the 2009 Honda Classic golf tournament – whether it’s a bit of Honda Classic background history you’re interested in, details of previous Honda Classic winners, information about the current venue, or advice as to how to travel to the venue and purchase tickets, Honda-classic-golf.com will provide you with everything you need to know about this PGA Tour spectacle of golf – the Honda Classic golf tournament.
The Honda Classic PGA Tour golf tournament has been won by some renowned golfers over the years, including Jack Nicklaus in 1977 who also won it the following year. The prize money for the tournament is on par with the prize money in the big nine’ Major tournaments – with a total prize money pool of $5,500,000 in 2007.
The most recent winner of the Honda Classic is Yang Yong-Eun, who won his first tour title at the 2009 Honda Classic golf tournament, defeating top player John Rollins by a single shot.
Ernie Els was the 2008 Honda Classic winner, with a stunning 16th PGA tour victory. Labelled as his “PGA tour comeback”, Els won the golf tournament by defeating Luke Donald by one stroke.
The 2007 winner was Mark Wilson, who beat Jose Coceres in a playoff with a birdie to win with a total score of 275 which was 5 under par. Wilson took home $990,000 from the tournament – the same figure as the winners from 2006 and 2005, who were Luke Donald (276) and Padraig Harrington (274) respectively.
The tournament has also adopted a new beneficiary in the form of the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation – a venture chaired by Jack Nicklaus’ wife, Barbara.
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The Honda Classic tournament has been played at various venues in Florida. The venue for the Honda Classic is the PGA National Resort & Spa’s Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens.