Sepp Straka edges out Shane Lowry in Florida

Shane Lowry looked on course for his first win since the 2019 Open Championship but was pipped by a strong finish from Sepp Straka 

Ireland's Shane Lowry fell just short at the Honda Classic, eclipsed by Austria's Sepp Straka on the final day in Florida.

Lowry was in a competitive position headed into Sunday after a three-under 67 put him five shots behind leader Daniel Berger on 11 under.

Berger's disastrous fourth round score of 74 then left the title window wide open, with the Offaly man riding another 67 to within an inch of claiming a third PGA Tour title.

However Straka, who finished the third round tied with Lowry on six under, put together a late surge on Sunday to pip Lowry by one shot with a four-under 66.

Straka's victory is the first by an Austrian in the PGA Tour's history.

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