Tway clinches first PGA Tour victory in playoff

Ruben Hill
October 10, 2018

"I'm really proud of the way I stepped up there and hit some quality shots when I needed to", Sneaker said.

Tway rolled in a 10-foot birdie putt at the third hole of sudden death to win the first event of the USA tour's 2018-19 season over Ryan Moore at Silverado Resort in Napa, California. "I made some birdies and gave me a little bit of cushion for tomorrow, which will be really important because tomorrow's supposed to be tougher than today, so every shot is really important coming down the stretch".

Starting his 19th full season on the tour, Baddeley, 37, could not quite add to his four victories there but added $241,280 ($A342,000) to his $US20,543,617 in career earnings while some younger countrymen also impressed.

His retreat let the pack back into contention in what turned into a wild finish in conditions that started out extremely windy before abating by the final few holes.

The nine-time PGA Tour victor bogeyed the first three holes on the back nine, birdied the par-5 16th, bogeyed the par-4 17th and parred the 18th, missing from 9 feet.

"I was just trying to put the ball in the fairway, which was very hard", Tway said. "I'm kind of at a loss for words right now".

"I didn't even expect to be in this position", Moore said.

Tway, the son of 1986 PGA Championship victor Bob, was in a three-way race for the title after going around in 71 in the final day and finishing on 14-under alongside compatriots Ryan Moore and Brandt Snedeker. Making three birdies is pretty good.

"For a while I didn't think we were going to play and then when we played, I didn't really play", the 59-year-old Hall of Famer said.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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