RSM Classic Recap: Howell Ends 11-Year Drought
RSM Classic Recap: Howell Ends 11-Year Drought

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From the moment Charles Howell III took the lead in the first round of the RSM Classic on Thursday, everywhere golf fans turned we were reminded of the magnitude of his victory dry spell: 4,291 days, 333 starts, 2007 Genesis Open and, good grief, his two children had yet to be born.

Yes, for 8 1/2-year-old Ansley Grace and 7-year-old Chase, 11 years seems like an eternity. The truth is, it did for their father, too. On Sunday, the Howell children raced onto the 18th green at Sea Island after seeing something they had never seen before: Their dad drained a 15-foot putt on the second playoff hole to defeat a gallant Patrick Rodgers and win for the first time in, well, if you're Ansley Grace and Chase, forever.

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Len Hochberg
Hochberg covers golf for RotoWire. A veteran sports journalist, he contributes to Sports on Earth and was an editor and reporter at The Washington Post for many years.
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