For golfers and non-golfers alike, The Honda Classic is a special tournament for South Florida. The annual event, which takes places on the Champion Course at PGA National, brings spectators together to witness big-name golfers and up-and-comers battle through the Bear Trap while enjoying food, fashion and fun from VIP lounges and luxurious white tents. Here’s a recap of our favorite highlights from this year’s THC.
1. Justin Thomas wins The Honda Classic (THC) in sudden death against Luke List.
After tying for first place at -8 on Sunday, Justin Thomas defeats Luke List with a birdie in a sudden death playoff round. The 24-year-old now ranks third best in the golf world.
2. Tiger Woods grazes a duck with golf ball; has crazy following all weekend.
Tiger Woods didn’t disappoint the huge crowds that followed him all weekend. Many ran from hole to hole to watch; others yelled compliments and took photos from the roped-off sidelines. But his shining, er, honking moment was grazing a duck with a golf ball on the 8th hole in round 4. He finished with an E after Sunday’s final round.
3. Moët & Chandon’s glitzy champagne lounge.
Moët & Chandon, the official champagne sponsor of THC, was bubbling over with rose and brut champagnes (by the glass, by the bottle and in cute mini bottles!) underneath a luxurious white tent on the 10th hole. Visitors enjoyed light bites from Brio Tuscan Grille and relaxed on couches and tables while taking in the views.
Moet & Chandon Champagne Lounge, photo courtesy of Moet & Chandon
4. Alex Noren’s 35-foot par-4 birdie on the 16th hole.
Alex Noren, who placed third overall this weekend, made an amazing birdie shot on the 16th green from 35 feet away. He’s definitely one to watch in future tournaments.
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5. Lilly Pulitzer’s limited edition Honda Classic print.
The adorable, exclusive green-and-blue print comes in shirts, shorts, ties, bags and hats. Proceeds benefit Honda Classic Cares, the tournament’s charity organization.