Tom Pernice Jr. won the Champions Tour’s season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship on Sunday, beating Jay Haas with a birdie on the fourth hole of a playoff in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Pernice, 55, got up-and-down from the left bunker on the par-5 18th, holing a 6-foot putt after Haas made a 12-footer for par.
Pernice closed with a 3-under 67 – also making a 6-foot birdie putt on 18 – to match Haas at 11-under 269 on Desert Mountain’s Cochise Course. The 60-year-old Haas had a 66.
Pernice earned $440,000 in the event limited to the top 30 on the money list. He also won a playoff in Iowa in June and has four career victories on the 50-and-over tour after winning twice on the PGA Tour.
Kenny Perry eagled the final hole for a 68 to finish a stroke back.
Bernhard Langer closed with a 65 to tie for fourth with Colin Montgomerie at 9 under.
Langer wrapped up his second Charles Schwab Cup points title last week and earned $158,000 on Sunday to break Hale Irwin’s tour record with $3,074,189. Irwin made $3,082,304 in 2002.
Langer, 57, led the tour with five victories, two of them majors, and had 12 top-three finishes in 20 starts. He also won the season points title in 2010.
Montgomerie finished with a 67.
Ryan Moore successfully defended his CIMB Classic title, shooting a 5-under 67 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for a three-stroke victory – beating fellow American Gary Woodland for the second straight year.
Moore, a Tacoma native, finished at 17-under 271 at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club to become the first player to successfully defend a PGA Tour title since Tiger Woods at the Arnold Palmer Invitation in 2012 and 2013.
Woodland had a 67 to tie for second with Sergio Garcia (69) and Kevin Na (70).
Moore had eight birdies against three bogeys in the final round, and earned his fourth PGA Tour title with superb approach shots at the 14th and 17th holes for birdies. Last year, Moore beat Woodland in a playoff.
Inbee Park won the LPGA Taiwan Championship in Taipei for her third victory of the year and 12th career title, holding off Stacy Lewis by two strokes at Miramar.
Six days after regaining the No. 1 spot in the world from Lewis, the South Korean newlywed closed with a 1-under 71 in misty rain to finish at 22-under 266.
Park opened with rounds of 64, 62 and 69 to take a four-stroke lead over Lewis and China’s Shanshan Feng into the final round. The second-ranked Lewis, also a three-time winner this year, shot a 69.
After Lewis birdied the par-4 16th to pull within one, Park birdied the par-3 17th to regain her two-stroke lead.
Third-ranked Lydia Ko was third at 17 under after a 66, the best score in the final round.
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