Charles Howell III on his second PGA Tour victory and first in five years, achieved at the site of the most maddening of his 10 second-place finishes: “It’s been a long time. I’ve always said Riviera is my favorite golf course other than Augusta. Not only because of all the great players who have played here in history, but because it’s the kind of old-time golf course we don’t play a lot. To win here, I’m beyond words.”
Howell wins $936,000 and goes to the top of the PGA Tour’s FedExCup points table.
Of the past 18 Nissan Open winners, Howell, 27, is only the fifth under 30 years of age.