Johnson beats Woods in World Challenge playoff

2:20 AM, Dec 9, 2013   |    comments
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Thousand Oaks, CA ( - After a dramatic par on the final hole of regulation, Zach Johnson two-putted for par on the first playoff hole Sunday to defeat Tiger Woods and win the World Challenge.

Johnson dunked his approach shot on No. 18 in regulation, then holed his chip shot for par. Woods got up and down from a greenside bunker to end alongside Johnson at 13-under-par 275.

Both players found the fairway off the 18th tee. Woods, who shot 2-under 70 in the final round, dumped his second in the same bunker he was in at the end of regulation. Johnson played his approach to about 30 feet.

Woods blasted to about three feet, then Johnson, who closed with a 4-under 68, two-putted for par. Woods' par-saving putt lipped out to give Johnson the title.

Matt Kuchar (67) and Bubba Watson (70) shared third place at minus-9 at Sherwood Country Club.

Webb Simpson shot 4-under 68 on Sunday to grab fifth at 7-under 281, while 2010 and 2012 winner Graeme McDowell posted a 3-under 69 to take sixth at minus-5.


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