Molder tops Baird in six-hole playoff

Oct. 9, 2011 at 10:13 PM

SAN MARTIN, Calif., Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Bryce Molder emerged with his first PGA Tour win on the sixth playoff hole Sunday, besting Briny Baird in a marathon for the Frys.com Open title.

Molder finally took the epic playoff with a birdie on the last extra hole to beat Baird for his initial win on the tour after an up-and-down career.

He and Baird, who also was seeking his first career victory, finished regulation at 17-under-par 267.

Molder had finished in the Top 10 on 17 occasions without a win on the PGA Tour.

Tiger Woods, meanwhile, finished out of contention in his first tournament in two months. He ended in a tie for 30th at 7-under 277 after registering a third straight 68.

The match was marred when a fan threw a hot dog in the golfer's direction, although it didn't hit him. The spectator was arrested.

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