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Westwood prevails on fourth playoff hole

June 13, 2010 at 8:04 PM

MEMPHIS, June 13 (UPI) -- Lee Westwood's birdie putt on the fourth playoff hole Sunday earned him a wild victory over Robert Karlsson in the St. Jude Classic in Memphis.

The 5-foot putt on the 18th hole of the TPC Southwind course gave Westwood his second PGA Tour victory.

Westwood (2-under-par 68), Karlsson (69) and third-round leader Robert Garrigus (71) began a three-way playoff after each finished 72 holes at 10-under 270.

Garrigus blew a three-stroke lead on the final regulation hole in an epic collapse to force the playoff. He missed a long double-bogey putt that would have left him hanging onto a one-stroke lead and the tournament victory.

Garrigus dropped out of the playoff after the third hole, leaving Westwood and Karlsson to compete in a sudden-death showdown.

On the final hole, Karlsson missed a birdie putt to open the door for Westwood.

Shaun Micheel and Garrett Willis each carded 3-under 67s Sunday to end tied for fourth place at 9-under 271.

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