Jeff Maggert holes out from fairway in playoff to win match and provides Schwab Cup to Scott McCarron
Jeff Maggert holed out from 123 yards for eagle at the 3rd playoff gap Sunday to win the Charles Schwab Cup Championship and hand Scott McCarron the season issues name at the PGA Excursion Champions.
Two holes previous, Retief Goosen ignored a Four-foot birdie putt that may have given him the match and the Charles Schwab Cup.
As an alternative, the South African may simplest watch from the green as Maggert’s shot at the par-Four 17th landed in entrance of the pin, bounced as soon as and dropped for a surprising conclusion to the season. Maggert threw each fingers up within the air to have a good time.
“I have observed it occur. I by no means, ever concept it could occur to me,” Maggert stated of his game-winner.
Nobody was once happier than McCarron, who has led the Charles Schwab Cup since April however didn’t contend in any of the 3 postseason occasions. McCarron tied for 27th within the ultimate match at Phoenix Nation Membership, opening the door for others to assert the $1 million bonus.
Bernhard Langer were given within the combine for some other name with a hole-in-one at the 8th gap, just for his putter to head chilly. Goosen, No. Five within the standings, was once poised to seize the cup when he birdied 3 of his final 4 holes for a 7-under 64 to complete at 21-under 263.
Maggert, who began the overall spherical with a one-shot lead, pulled his power into the timber at the par-Five 18th and needed to lay up. He hit wedge to eight toes and made the birdie putt for a 66 to drive the playoff.
Goosen looked as if it would have it received at the first additional gap on the 18th when he hit a pitch-and-run to Four toes in the back of the cup for a birdie putt, and Maggert ignored his birdie probability from about eight toes. The 2-time U.S. Open champion badly pulled the putt, extending the playoff.
Maggert stuck a smash at the 18th in the second one additional gap when his 2d shot went left, bounced off the gallery and into the green. That gave him a blank lie for a tricky shot, and he clipped it fantastically to three toes for birdie. Goosen chipped from simply wanting the fairway to two toes for birdie.
They went to the 17th as darkness neared. Goosen hit pitching wedge from a bunker to eight toes for a excellent have a look at birdie. He by no means needed to putt when Maggert holed the successful shot from the green.
Maggert had long past 96 begins at the PGA Excursion Champions since his final victory in August 2015.
It was once best possible timing to finish the drought for McCarron, who received 3 times this 12 months, however no longer since Japan the primary week in June.
“I used to be very lucky to have a excellent stretch early within the 12 months,” McCarron stated. “I did not play nice within the playoffs, however it was once excellent sufficient.”