The PGA Tour heads to Florida this week for the Honda Classic at the PGA National Champion course. Russell Henley is the defending champion and World Number 1 Rory McIlroy is in the field.

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The PGA Tour heads to Florida this week for the Honda Classic at the PGA National Champion course. Russell Henley is the defending champion and World Number 1 Rory McIlroy is in the field.

This event began life as the Jackie Gleason Inverary Classic back in 1972 but it’s been sponsored by Honda since 1982 and has been contested at the PGA National Champion Course since 2007. Over the years, the event has been won by many of golf’s biggest names including – Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino, Johnny Miller, Tom Kite, Nick Price and Vijay Singh. Last year Russell Henley came through a playoff with Ryan Palmer, Rory McIlroy and Russell Knox to take the title.

McIlroy started the final round last year with a two-shot lead but struggled to a 74. He returns to PGA National this week aiming to go one better and repeat the victory he recorded in this event back in 2012. He’s been on an incredible run of form since last summer and few would bet against him this week.