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Langer tops Haas in Champions playoff

March 9, 2008 at 10:48 PM   |   Comments

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., March 9 (UPI) -- Bernhard Langer sank a 6-foot birdie putt on the seventh hole of a playoff with Jay Haas Sunday to win the Toshiba Classic at Newport Beach, Calif.

Langer had led going into the final round but Haas shot a 6-under-par 65 to Langer's 69, deadlocking them at 14-under 199 and forcing a playoff.

The winner collected $255,000 for his second victory on the tour. His other win was at the Administaff Small Business Classic last year.

Haas, the Toshiba defending champion, was trying for his 11th Champions win.

Scott Simpson, Ben Crenshaw and Gary McCord shared third place, three strokes behind the leaders.

Curtis Strange and Tim Simpson were another shot back.

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