With one swing, everything changed late on Sunday at The Honda Classic.
Ian Poulter, searching for his first stroke-play PGA Tour win in the United States, was on the tee with an 8-iron at the par-3 fifth hole with a three-shot lead. He did the unthinkable, shanking his ball way right. The ball bounced off a cart path and into a water hazard. After a drop, the Englishman couldn't get up-and-down for bogey. Sensing opportunity, Patrick Reed made birdie from just off the green.
Suddenly, there was a tie at the top in the waning moments of a long day at PGA National.
On the next hole, Poulter lost the lead when his tee shot at the par-4 snapped left and into a water hazard. Poulter went on to make bogey. However, Reed, who made par at No. 6, didn't stay in charge for long.
Poulter's tee shot to the 199-yard, par-3 seventh to just 3 feet, setting up a bounce-back birdie to end the day at 7 under par. Reed made bogey to fall out of the lead, a shot However, Poulter has company atop theRead More »from Poulter's late miscues open door for wild Monday Honda finish