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Gary Woodland beat Chez Reavie with a par on the first hole of a playoff Sunday in the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Playing three groups ahead of Reavie, Woodland birdied three of the last four holes for a 7-under-par 64 — the best round of the day — to finish at 18-under 266 at TPC Scottsdale.
‘‘I'm kind of overwhelmed right now,’’ Woodland said. ‘‘I've played well the last five years, I think I had six second-place finishes. I just haven’t put four rounds together. That was the struggle last year.’’
Reavie made a 20-foot birdie putt on the par-4 18th to force the PGA Tour’s fourth straight playoff and the event’s third overtime finish in a row.
‘‘It’s right up there with the putt I made to win in Canada,’’ the 36-year-old former Arizona State player said. ‘‘It was a lot of fun. Fortunately, I walked up and I really got a good read off it right away.’’
In the playoff on 18, Woodland hit short of the green from the left fairway bunker and chipped to 2 feet to set up his third PGA Tour victory and first since 2013.
‘‘It’s been coming. We knew it the last month,’’ Woodland said. ‘‘And sure enough today it all clicked and I made some putts early, gave me some confidence, and really hit the ball well coming down the stretch.’’
Reavie missed the green left in the playoff and couldn’t get an 11-footer to fall.
‘‘I carried the signboard here growing up when I was in high school and junior high and to have a chance to win the tournament this week was a lot of fun,’’ Reavie said.
The crowd was estimated at 64,273 for a record weeklong total of 719,179. On Saturday, 216,818 jammed the grounds, the biggest turnout in golf history.
‘‘They were great,’’ Reavie said. ‘‘Being a hometown guy, everyone’s rooting me on.’’
He finished with a 66. After a bogey on the par-3 16th, he chipped to 3 feet for birdie on the par-4 17th.
Woodland two-putted for birdie on the par-5 15th, curled in an 8-footer on the par-3 16th, made a 5-footer on the par-4 17th, and parred the par-4 18th.
European — Shubhankar Sharma won his second title after carding 10 birdies in a tournament-low 62 in the final round of the Maybank Championship on Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Jorge Campillo was two shots adrift in second place after a closing 68 gave him a 19-under aggregate of 269, one ahead of Ryan Fox (66) and Pablo Larrazabal (66).
Former world No. 1 Lee Westwood, who shot a 62 Friday, ended in a tie for 11th place following a final-round 70.
European women — Minjee Lee shot a 6-under 67 for a five-stroke victory in the Vic Open in Barwon Heads, Australia, the tour’s season-opening event. Lee finished with a total of 13-under 279 on the 13th Beach Golf Links.
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