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Teeing Off

A brief look at the week in golf

Player of the week

Raphael Jacquelin. Safe to say the 38-year-old Frenchman didn’t work as hard for any of his first three European Tour victories. Certainly not as long, because the fourth win came only after a nine-hole playoff at the Spanish Open, matching the longest in tour history. Jacquelin made seven pars and two birdies in the playoff, finally outlasting Max Kieffer with a birdie on the ninth extra time they played the par-4 18th hole. If you’re wondering, the longest sudden-death playoff on the PGA Tour was in the 1949 Motor City Open. After 11 holes, Cary Middlecoff and Lloyd Mangrum were declared cochampions by mutual agreement.

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