Hoffman Rallies to Win OHL Classic


Associated Press

Charley Hoffman began to wonder if he would ever win another PGA Tour event. Even after he rallied to win the OHL Classic at Mayakoba on Sunday, he was reminded of how long it had been when his wife and two young daughters joined in the celebration.

“My last win was when Claire was in my wife’s stomach,” Hoffman said with a smile.

That would be his oldest daughter, who just turned 4.

Hoffman rallied from a three-shot deficit on the El Camaleon course, taking advantage of Danny Lee’s mistakes on the back nine and Shawn Stefani failing to put any pressure on him at the very end.

Hoffman closed with a 5-under 66 after taking two putts for a bogey on the 18th. It was his third career victory. He had gone 105 starts between his first and second win, and this time went 108 starts until winning the final PGA Tour event of the calendar year.

“It was really nice to see them run out on the green and see the excitement on their face,” Hoffman said. “We have been talking about it for a while. It’s a little bit longer than I anticipated, but it’s nice to finally get it done.”