SOUTHAMPTON, Bermuda (AP) — Brian Homosexual birdied the 18th gap for a 7-under 64 that obtained him right into a playoff, after which he received with a 12-foot birdie putt on the identical gap to beat Wyndham Clark and win the Bermuda Championship.
Simply over a 12 months away from becoming a member of the PGA Tour Champions, Homosexual received for the fifth time in his PGA Tour profession and earned a return to the Masters subsequent April. His final victory was on the Humana Problem within the California desert in January 2013.
Clark was going for his first PGA Tour victory and wanted a 10-foot birdie putt on the finish of regulation for the victory. He stayed out to the suitable, and he needed to make a 3-footer for a 65 to get into the playoff at Port Royal.
Again to the 18th, Homosexual’s method was left of the flag about 12 ft away. Clark, a 26-year-old who hits it loads farther than Homosexual, hit a wedge to about 7 ft. Homosexual made his sharp-breaking birdie putt, whereas Clark missed his putt to increase the playoff.
It was a misplaced alternative for Clark, who birdied seven of his opening 11 holes to take a three-shot lead.
Homosexual, the 48-year-old who completed his last 12 months of faculty at Florida six months after Clark was born, had 9 birdies over his last 14 holes, together with the playoff. It appeared as if he would come up brief, nevertheless, when he was aggressive along with his lengthy birdie putt on the par-5 seventeenth, working it some 5 ft by the outlet and lacking the par putt coming again.
However he answered in a giant means, hitting pitching wedge from the facet of a hill with the ball barely above his ft, unsure the way it may come out of the tough. He had a reasonably good concept when it was within the air. “Go within the gap,” Homosexual mentioned, and it plopped down about 3 ft behind the cup.
Clark did his half to let Homosexual again into the sport. He had a one-shot lead when he missed his first inexperienced in regulation on the par-3 sixteenth, the ball close to a shallow fringe of the bunker with the Atlantic Ocean on the opposite facet. He took a brief again swing and barely obtained the ball out of the sand, and Clark did nicely to get up-and-down for bogey to tie for the lead.
He couldn’t handle a birdie on the closing two holes — each method photographs had been with a brief wedge — and he joined Homosexual within the playoff at 15-under 269.
Ollie Schniederjans, enjoying on a sponsor exemption, closed with a 66 and completed third, two photographs out of the playoff. Denny McCarthy (63) and Stewart Cink (64) tied for fourth, together with Matt Jones and Doc Redman, who every shot 67.