Mark Wilson claims his fifth PGA title

Mark Wilson claimed his fifth US PGA Tour title in the Humana Challenge on Sunday.

After a shaky start Wilson saw a three shot lead quickly wiped out in the final round on the Palmer Course at PGA West, a front nine of 37 gave a  host of players a glimmer of hope.

But the 37 year old kept calm and regained his composure to play the last eight holes in four under par for a closing 69 and 24 under par total of 264.

That gave Wilson a two shot victory over fellow Americans Johnson Wagner – who won in Hawaii last week – John Mallinger and Robert Garrigus

Wilson bogeyed the third and did not pick up his first birdie of the day until the par five 11th.

However, he then holed out of a bunker on the 12th for another birdie and sealed the win as darkness closed in with further birdies on the 16th and 18th.

“I was amazed at the peace I had with the start I had,” Wilson said. “I just hung in there and it’s great to win.”

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