The 39-year-old American had not won since Riviera in 2007 – a hole of 4,291 days – and had lost four of five earlier playoffs previously vanquishing countryman Patrick Rodgers to win at Sea Island, Georgia.
“I simply don’t know (how I did it). I haven’t possessed the capacity to pull it off in so long,” Howell said before separating in tears.
“It implies a great deal since I kept it together. It implies I can at present win around here.”
Misusing his lead with an intruder twofold intruder begin, Howell combat back practically the entire day to coordinate Rodgers, whose 61-62 end of the week almost took him to his first PGA title.
“To keep it together and turn it around, I required some favorable luck on my side and luckily I had it,” Howell said. “I’ve bombed a great deal of times. It was distinctive today.”
Howell additionally anchored a billet in the place where he grew up occasion – one year from now’s Masters at Augusta, Georgia – out of the blue since 2012 by consummation his dry season after 333 occasions and 1,154 rounds.
It was third time enchanted for Howell, who had three birdie putts on the eighteenth opening of the Seaside course to win the title, the first in the last round and the second on the main playoff gap before his sank the last.