Hoffman holds on to win with bogey

Charley Hoffman made a gutsy bogey on the final hole to post a 5-under-par 66 and claim a one-stroke victory over Shawn Stefani in the OHL Classic at Mayakoba at El Camaleon Golf Club in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

The 37-year-old Hoffman, from Poway and UNLV, came from three shots behind in the final round by carding three birdies through No. 6 and took a two-stroke lead with birdies on the 13th and 16th holes.

After Stefani sliced the lead to one with a birdie on the 17th hole, Hoffman pulled his drive behind a tree on the final hole before chipping left-handed back to the fairway and eventually two-putting for bogey from 25 feet.

Stefani, who closed with a 69, drove into a fairway bunker on the final hole, needed four shots to reach the green and also closed with a bogey.

“I just pulled (the drive) a little too much and got really unlucky to get stuck behind a tree,” said Hoffman, who earned his third PGA Tour victory and the first since the 2010 Deutsche Bank Championship. “But it was nice to be able to cross the finish line with a win. … It’s been a while.

“I was a little behind starting the final round, but kept hitting good shots to give my self a chance for birdies, and I was able to make a few. … It was nice to have my family here to see me win.”

Danny Lee of New Zealand, 24, seemed to be headed for his first PGA Tour victory when he birdied the last seven holes of the front nine. However, he did not make another birdie and had three bogeys down the stretch to shoot 67, finishing two strokes back in a tie for third with Andres Gonzales, who also had a 67.

Jerry Kelly wound up another shot behind in fifth after a 68, one shot ahead of Brice Garnett, who totaled 66.

Jason Bohn, the 54-hole leader, struggled to a 74 and skidded to a tie for seventh with Tony Finau, who came in with a 65.


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