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Michael Thompson wins The Honda Classic: Takes home $1.08 million

On Sunday, Michael Thompson took home the grand prize, $1.08 million, from the Honda Classic at PGA National.

Stuart Franklin

On Sunday, Michael Thompson walked away with his first PGA Tour victory, earning a hefty payday. After shooting a 9-under par at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, Thompson took home the grand prize check worth $1.08 million. The four-round Honda Classic concluded on Sunday with Thompson two strokes better than second place (Geoff Ogilvy).

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The tournament began on Thursday, as 43 groups of three teed off with the hopes of getting a piece of the $6,000,000 purse. Of the top names, Keegan Bradley, Rickie Fowler, Justin Rose and Lee Westwood all took home six figures from Champion Course.

However, two of the more well-knowns, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, had less than stellar exits from this weekend's tournament. Woods left with an uninspiring 4-over par (74), while McIlroy just...left. Neither one showed up in one of the biggest annual golf tournaments.

A partial list of the top-earners from the Honda Classic:

1. Michael Thompson ($1,080,000)
2. Geoff Ogilvy ($648,000)
3. Luke Guthrie ($408,000)
4. David Lynn ($226,200)
5. Justin Rose ($226,200)
6. Erik Compton ($226,200)
7. Lucas Glover ($226,200)
8. Keegan Bradley ($226,200)
9. Lee Westwood ($156,000)
10. Charl Schwartzel ($156,000)
11. Graeme McDowell ($156,000)
12. Graham DeLaet ($156,000)
13. Peter Hanson ($109,200)
14. Darron Stiles ($109,200)
15. Chris Stroud ($109,200)
16. Rickie Fowler ($109,200)
17. Russell Henley ($109,200)

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