Phoenix Open Ends in Monday Morning Playoff
The Phoenix Open was forced to be played on Monday after weather became a weekend problem. When the fourth round was completed, the leaders were then forced to a playoff scenario.Mark Wilson's birdie on the second playoff hole Monday allowed him to beat Jason Dufner and win the PGA Tour's Phoenix Open.
Both golfers parred the first playoff hole but at the par-four, 403-yard 10th hole, Wilson placed a 7-iron approach 7 feet from the hole. Dufner's second shot was 60 feet from the hole and he missed the long birdie chance.
Wilson dropped his birdie putt in and collected his second championship of 2011. He won the Sony Open in Hawaii last month. He has four PGA titles in his career.
Wilson had a fourth-round of 2-under-par 69 while Dufner charged into the playoff with a 5-under 66. They were tied at 18-under 266 after 72 holes.
Vijay Singh, who also had a fourth-round 66, tied Martin Laird (65) for third at 16-under. Nick Watney (68), J.B. Holmes (67) and Gary Woodland (66) tied for fifth, three strokes off the lead.
Frost on the course caused delays and kept the tournament from being completed Sunday as scheduled. Several golfers had fourth-round play to complete Monday.