Maggert holes out to earn and give McCarron Schwab Cup

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Jeff Maggert holed out from 123 yards for eagle on the third playoff hole Sunday to earn the Charles Schwab Cup Championship and hand Scott McCarron the season factors title on the PGA Tour Champions.

Two holes earlier than, Retief Goosen skipped a four-foot birdie putt that will have provided him the event and the Charles Schwab Cup.

As an alternative, the South African might solely take pleasure in from the golf green as Maggert’s shot on the par-four 17th landed in entrance of the pin, bounced as quickly as and dropped for a wide ranging conclusion to the 12 months. Maggert threw equally arms up within the air to rejoice.

“I’ve witnessed it happen. I never ever, at any time thought it would come about to me,” Maggert claimed of his recreation-winner.

No 1 was happier than McCarron, who has led the Charles Schwab Cup because of the truth April however didn’t contend in any of the three postseason occasions. McCarron tied for 27th within the last event at Phoenix Nation Membership, opening the doorway for others to assert the $1 million reward.

Bernhard Langer obtained within the mix for a special title with a gap-in-1 on the eighth hole, just for his putter to go chilly. Goosen, No. 5 within the standings, was poised to grab the cup when he birdied a number of of his final four holes for a seven-beneath 64 to finish at 21-less than 263.

Maggert, who begun the remaining spherical with a one-shot information, pulled his journey into the bushes on the par-5 18th and skilled to put up. He strike wedge to eight toes and produced the birdie putt for a 66 to drive the playoff.

Goosen appeared to have it gained on the first extra hole on the 18th when he hit a pitch-and-run to 4 toes powering the cup for a birdie putt, and Maggert missed his birdie alternative from about eight toes. The 2-time U.S. Open up champion terribly pulled the putt, extending the playoff.

Maggert caught a cut up on the 18th within the subsequent further hole when his subsequent shot went nonetheless left, bounced off the gallery and into the golf green. That gave him a clear lie for a tough shot, and he clipped it splendidly to three toes for birdie. Goosen chipped from simply wanting the inexperienced to 2 toes for birdie.

They went to the 17th as darkness neared. Goosen hit pitching wedge from a bunker to eight toes for a superb seem at birdie. He by no means skilled to putt when Maggert holed the worthwhile shot from the golf green.

Maggert had lengthy gone 96 begins on the PGA Tour Champions contemplating that his previous victory in August 2015.

It was good timing to complete the drought for McCarron, who obtained a number of instances this 12 months, however not as a result of Japan the initially 7 days in June.

“I was pretty fortunate to have a superior extend early in the 12 months,” McCarron acknowledged. “I did not enjoy terrific in the playoffs, but it was great more than enough.”

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