Patrick Reed lost his putting touch for a few hours in the final round of the Humana Challenge in the Coachella Valley. He found it when things were getting interesting.

After shooting three straight 9-under 63s to open a seven-stroke lead, Reed had a 1-under 71 on Sunday at PGA West's Arnold Palmer Private Course to beat Ryan Palmer by two shots.

"It was tough out there," Reed said.

Finally resembling the guy who talked Saturday about being in a "putting coma," Reed ran in an 18-footer for birdie on the par-3 15th to push his lead to three shots and parred the final three holes. He completed a wire-to-wire win at 28-under 260.

"I started toward the end playing for par, just because I knew pars weren't going to hurt me," said Reed, who won $1,026,000. "I knew someone was going to have to do something spectacular to catch me."

Reed, 23, has two victories in 46 PGA Tour starts, winning the Wyndham Championship in August.

On Saturday, Reed broke the PGA Tour record for relation to par for the first 54 holes, finishing at 27 under.

Palmer made a 15-foot eagle putt on 18 for a 63.

Kapaula champion Zach Johnson (62) and Justin Leonard (65) tied for third at 25 under.

European Tour: Pablo Larrazabal shot a 5-under 67 to capture the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship and end a near three-year winless drought.


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The Spaniard had a 14-under 274 total on the National Course in the United Arab Emirates capital.

Rory McIlroy (68), who incurred a two-stroke penalty a day earlier, shared second with Phil Mickelson (69) at 13 under.

"It means a lot to win my third victory on Tour and playing against who I played today," Larrazabal said.

Mickelson incurred a one-shot penalty after a double hit while playing from brush on No. 13. He was leading at the time but finished the hole with a triple-bogey 7.

"It happens, but it never crossed my mind I might double hit it," Mickelson said. "I was just trying to dribble it out of the bush because I couldn't get the unplayable penalty lie to give me a shot without stroke and distance."

McIlroy was hit with a two-shot penalty Saturday after being reported by the caddie of another player in not taking "full relief" from a spectator crosswalk.

"I can't describe how frustrating it is and feeling like I should be standing here at 15 under par and winning by one," he said.

Champions Tour: Bernhard Langer birdied five of the last six holes en route to an 8-under 64 and a victory at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship. He finished 54 holes at Hualalai (Hawaii) at 22-under 194. Fred Couples (67) and Jeff Sluman (65) shared second at 197.

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