How it Happened: English wins at Mayakoba

Harris English during the PGA Tour's 2013 OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

Harris English during the PGA Tour's 2013 OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

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Harris English and Robert Karlsson were out in front when the third round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba was suspended Saturday evening due to darkness.

Karlsson won the battle of the third round early Sunday by taking the lead, but English won the war as he pulled away late to build a four-shot margin of victory over Brian Stuard.

• See the clubs English carried to victory right here.

Recap Sunday's action right here – and also be sure to scroll down to check out our tournament coverage to date as well as some other happenings in golf this week.

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Update No. 17: 4:49 p.m. EST

Harris English wraps up his second career PGA Tour win with a par at the 18th, four shots ahead of Brian Stuard and five ahead of Jason Bohn, Rory Sabbatini and Chris Stroud.

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Update No. 16: 4:41 p.m. EST

Kevin Stadler cards his third bogey in four holes at No. 17, dropping him to 3 over for the round and T-12 at 12 under. Stadler, who played at Southern Cal, finished T-3 at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am early this year.

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Update No. 15: 4:27 p.m. EST

Rory Sabbatini closes with a bogey for a 70 to finish at 16 under, good for T-3 as he heads in. Sabbatini, who played collegiately at Arizona, finished T-7 at the FedEx St. Jude Classic and the Reno-Tahoe Open earlier this year.

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Update No. 14: 4:15 p.m. EST

Harris English lags a long birdie try at No. 16 and taps in for par to remain 21 under, four shots ahead of Brian Stuard and Rory Sabbatini.

Chris Stroud ends his day with a par to finish 16 under, good for T-4 as he heads to the clubhouse.

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Update No. 13: 4:04 p.m. EST

Eight players in the top 20 of the FedEx Cup point standings teed it up at Mayakoba this week. Let's check in on how they fared:

  • 2. Ryan Moore: T-30, 8 under through 16 holes.
  • 7. Briny Baird: Missed cut, 73-69.
  • 11. Tim Clark: T-35, 7 under through 17.
  • 12. Jason Bohn: T-4, 16 under (68 today).
  • 13. Charles Howell III: T-6, 15 under through 17.
  • 14. Scott Brown: T-16, 10 under through 17.
  • 17. Charley Hoffman: T-44, 6 under through 17.
  • 19. Jeff Overton: T-23, 9 under (67).

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Update No. 12: 3:58 p.m. EST

A par at No. 15 brings Harris English yet closer to victory – hard to believe the field was bunched up not that long ago, but his lead is four shots with three holes to play.

Brian Stuard gets to the clubhouse in 67 to end the week 17 under, good for T-2 at this point.

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Update No. 11: 3:44 p.m. EST

A bogey at No. 15 drops Rory Sabbatini to 17 under, giving Harris English a four-shot lead with four holes to play after he pars No. 14.

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Update No. 10: 3:24 p.m. EST

Leader Harris English birdies No. 13 to move to 21 under, stretching his margin to three shots.

Rory Sabbatini birdies to move into second place at 18 under and keep pace with English.

Robert Karlsson, who led after the third round and at times early in the final round, bogeys for the second straight hole at No. 13 to slip to 17 under, four shots back of English.

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Update No. 9: 3:11 p.m. EST

A bogey at the par-4 No. 12 drops Robert Karlsson two shots back of leader Harris English. Meanwhile, another birdie for Sabbatini moves him to 17 under, T-3 alongside Brian Stuard.

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Update No. 8: 3:03 p.m. EST

Rory Sabbatini birdies No. 12 to move to 1 under for the round, rising T-4 at 16 under. Sabbatini started out with a bogey and added a double bogey at No. 5, then birdied four of his last seven.

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Update No. 7: 2:54 p.m. EST

Harris English pulls away with the outright lead at 20 under, thanks to a birdie at No. 11 – his fourth in five holes.

Brian Stuard is now listed at 17 under in third place with pars at Nos. 12-13.

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Update No. 6: 2:46 p.m. EST

Justin Hicks' first blemish of the day, a double bogey at No. 14, drops him to T-4 with Chris Stroud – three back of co-leaders Harris English and Robert Karlsson, two back of Brian Stuard. [Note: This post has been amended to include corrected scores.]

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Update No. 5: 2:35 p.m. EST

Harris English joins the lead with a birdie at No. 10, his fifth in eight holes since a bogey at No. 2, pulling alongside third-round leader Robert Karlsson at 19 under. English, who played collegiately at Georgia, won the 2013 FedEx St. Jude Classic.

Justin Hicks and Brian Stuard are a shot back at 18 under.

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Update No. 4: 2:19 p.m. EST

Robert Karlsson reclaims the lead outright with a birdie at No. 8 and follows with a par. The Swede is 19 under, one ahead of Justin Hicks – and Harris English, who birdies Nos. 7-8 and follows with a par to pull within a shot.

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Update No. 3: 2:02 p.m. EST

Brian Stuard birdies No. 11 – his fourth in seven holes – to break free of a tie for third and rise to 17 under, one back of the co-leaders. Stuard, who played collegiately at Oakland, finished second here in 2010 for his best PGA Tour finish.

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Update No. 2: 1:54 p.m. EST

Chris Stroud birdies the ninth to rise to 16 under, good for T-3 alongside Harris English and Brian Stuard – two shots back of co-leaders Justin Hicks and Robert Karlsson.

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Update No. 1: 1:48 p.m. EST

A birdie at No. 11 moves Justin Hicks into a share of the lead at 18 under – Hicks has birdied seven of his last nine holes during a bogey-free day.

Co-leader Robert Karlsson eagles No. 5 and follows with a par to top the leaderboard as well.

Two shots back are Harris English and Brian Stuard. English is 1 under today with 12 holes to play, Stuard three under today with eight to play.

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Early risers

William McGirt is 5 under through 11 holes to rise to T-40 at 6 under. Also through 11, John Huh and Will McKenzie are 4 under to rise to T-28 at 8 under and T-16 at 10 under, respectively.

Tim Clark's 63 was the low number of the third round. Even par through three holes in the final round, the South African is T-25 at 9 under.

A couple more third-round notes from our senior writer Adam Schupak, @GolfweekSchupak: "Robert Karlsson is your 54-hole leader at -16. Leads English, Sabbatini & Stadler by one shot. . . . Rory Sabbatini carded his 2nd straight 65 @MayakobaGolf He's seeking his 1st win since the 2011 @TheHondaClassic Two back & T-3 w/18 to go."

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Slow starters

Darren Clarke and Derek Ernst are 3 over in the final round through nine and 10 holes respectively, sliding to T-76 at 2 over and T-73 at 1 over.

David Duval's 75 was the high mark of the third round; he's even par through seven holes in the final round to slide to T-76 at 2 over.

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Elsewhere Sunday

5 Things: Stenson makes history in Dubai

Sweden's Henrik Stenson is the first player to win the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup and the European Tour's Race to Dubai in the same season after a six-shot win in the DP World Tour Championship over Ian Poulter.

In Manilla, Liang donates half of winner's check to typhoon aid

Liang Wen-chong fought through a wrist injury and some front-nine trouble Sunday to reach a playoff and win the Manila Masters – then gave away half the first-place check to aid typhoon victims in the area, backing the reason the tournament was held.

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Saturday coverage

5 Things: English, Karlsson out in front at Mayakoba

Robert Karlsson continues to make birdies in bunches and pursue his first PGA Tour title. But he’s got company at the top of the leaderboard at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in the name of second-year pro Harris English.

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Friday coverage

5 Things: Karlsson, Stadler tied at 12 under at Mayakoba

Robert Karlsson, who squeezed in 36 holes just before darkness, and Kevin Stadler, who managed 34 holes, share the lead at 12-under 130 at El Camaleon Golf Club in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Here are 5 Things You Need to Know from Friday.

Putter switch keys Duval's opening-round 67 at Mayakoba

David Duval went back to a once trusty putter and poured in seven birdies to shoot an opening round 4-under 67 at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

How it happened: Stadler, Karlsson share lead at Mayakoba

After inclement weather pushed first-round play into Friday at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, Robert Karlsson and Kevin Stadler were both able to get through their first two rounds by day's end Friday, and they share the lead at 12 under.

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Thursday coverage

5 Things: Stuard leads OHL; Quiros on mend; more

The PGA Tour might have flipped the calendar to a new season already, but no one told Mother Nature to turn the page and quit with the bad weather. Here are 5 Things you need to know from Thursday at Mayakoba.

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Pre-tournament coverage

In wake of typhoon, Asian Tour plans help

The Manila Masters golf tournament will play on in the Philippines, despite nearby destruction from a typhoon: “They want to use the opportunity to try to raise some funds for the victims,” an Asian Tour representative said.

Tour notes: Travel travails; winter wish list; more

A little extra planning served Jim Renner well leading up to this week's OHL Classic in Mexico; a winter wish list for the game; crowded event rosters; plus more in this week's PGA Tour news and notes.

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