Steve Pate's 3-over-par effort on the final 18 holes served as illustration for his bizarre victory in the Honda Classic.

It was the highest by a winner on the PGA Tour since Larry Nelson had the same last-round total in winning the Greensboro Open 10 years ago.He won with a 279 total, the highest winning total of the year by three strokes.

Billy Andrade, with a 68 that ranked as the best score of the day, tied for fourth at 283 with John Daly and Bruce Lietzke. Daly shot 71, Lietzke 74.