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Wilson wins Phoenix Open

2011-02-07 21:15

Phoenix - Mark Wilson birdied the second hole of a sudden-death playoff on Monday to win the weather-disrupted Phoenix Open ahead of fellow American Jason Dufner.

Wilson drained a nine-foot birdie putt on the deciding hole to claim his second victory in three starts this year.

Wilson made a 4 1/2-foot par putt on the 18th to extend the playoff after Dufner had tapped in for par.

Wilson had held a two-stroke lead when final-round play resumed on Monday.

He completed a two-under 69 to match Dufner at 18-under. Dufner had posted a 66, with birdies at 16 and 16 to seize a share of the lead on 266.

Wilson opened the season with a victory in the Sony Open, triumphing in a marathon 36-hole Sunday finish in that weather-disrupted event.

In Phoenix, frost and a frozen playing surface cost several hours of playing time over the first four days, forcing the tournament finish to be pushed back to Monday.

Scores:

Mark Wilson won the play-off at the second extra hole 266 Mark Wilson (U.S.) 65 64 68 69

Jason Dufner (U.S.) 65 68 67 66 268 Vijay Singh (Fiji) 69 65 68 66

Martin Laird (Britain) 68 71 64 65 269 Nick Watney (U.S.) 70 66 65 68

J.B. Holmes (U.S.) 65 70 67 67

Gary Woodland (U.S.) 68 66 69 66 270 Brandt Snedeker (U.S.) 69 68 66 67

Webb Simpson (U.S.) 70 66 67 67

Yang Yong-eun (South Korea) 69 65 67 69

Chris Couch (U.S.) 66 65 68 71

Tommy Gainey (U.S.) 63 65 68 74 271 Ryuji Imada (Japan) 68 67 69 67

Cameron Beckman (U.S.) 65 70 67 69

Joe Ogilvie (U.S.) 67 67 69 68

Geoff Ogilvy (Australia) 67 66 67 71

Rickie Fowler (U.S.) 70 62 69 70 272 Brian Gay (U.S.) 69 68 65 70

D.A. Points (U.S.) 68 66 69 69

Ben Crane (U.S.) 66 68 68 70

Bo Van Pelt (U.S.) 68 66 67 71 273 Frank Lickliter II (U.S.) 72 64 65 72

Rory Sabbatini (South Africa) 70 66 68 69

Pat Perez (U.S.) 69 67 67 70

Alex Prugh (U.S.) 70 67 66 70

William McGirt (U.S.) 70 65 68 70

Brendon De Jonge (Zimbabwe) 67 72 68 66

Michael Connell (U.S.) 69 70 64 70 274 Dustin Johnson (U.S.) 64 73 70 67

Charley Hoffman (U.S.) 65 71 68 70

Hunter Mahan (U.S.) 68 68 68 70

Bubba Watson (U.S.) 70 68 66 70

Lucas Glover (U.S.) 66 68 69 71

Matt Bettencourt (U.S.) 67 67 68 72

Phil Mickelson (U.S.) 67 65 71 71

Bill Haas (U.S.) 65 65 68 76


AFP