Moore playoff winner in Malaysia
Ryan Moore birdied the first hole of a playoff with Gary Woodland today to win the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, after an overnight wait caused by thunderstorms.
Moore made a 5-foot birdie putt on the par-5 18th hole after Woodland was short with his chip from just off the green.
Woodland and Moore finished regulation at 14-under 274 on Sunday with darkness descending on the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club, forcing the playoff to be postponed until today. The players endured about 31/2 hours of delays Sunday.
The tournament was an official PGA Tour event for the first time. Moore received a two-year PGA Tour exemption and a spot in the Masters.
The 30-year-old American won for the third time on the PGA Tour. He also won the 2009 Wyndham Championship and 2012 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
On Sunday, in a steady rain with shadows being cast by floodlights, Woodland had a chance to win on the 18th hole but missed a 10-foot birdie putt just wide by an inch.
Woodland settled for a 3-under 69, and Moore had a 70.
Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Chris Stroud finished a stroke back.
Suzann Pettersen successfully defended her title in the LPGA Taiwan Championship in Yangmei for her fourth tour victory of the year and third in her last five starts.
The Norwegian star closed with a 3-under 69 for a five-stroke victory over Solheim Cup teammate Azahara Munoz. Pettersen finished at 9-under 279 and earned $300,000 for her 14th LPGA Tour title. She has five LPGA Tour victories in Asia and won a Ladies European Tour event in China this year.
Munoz, the former Arizona State player from Spain, shot a 70. She was within a stroke after Pettersen bogeyed the par-5 ninth, but fell back on the back nine.
Kenny Perry made an 8-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff with Bernhard Langer to win the AT&T Championship in San Antonio.
Perry and Langer each shot 5-under 67 to finish at 13-under 203 on TPC San Antonio’s AT&T Canyons Course. Perry saved par on the final hole of regulation with a 20-foot par putt.
Perry extended his lead in the Charles Schwab Cup from 494 to 612 points entering the season-ending Schwab Cup Championship. The top 30 on the money list qualified for the finale. Perry and Langer are the only players with a shot at the $1 million annuity for the points title.
Perry won the Senior Players Championship and U.S. Senior Open in consecutive tour starts this summer and has five career victories on the 50-and-over circuit He won 14 times on the PGA Tour.
Fred Funk, Colin Montgomerie and Moses Lake native and Pullman High graduate Kirk Triplett tied for third, two shots back. Funk shot 67, Triplett had a 68 and Montgomerie a 69.
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