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Zach Johnson edges Tiger Woods in World Challenge playoff

Dec. 8, 2013 at 6:56 PM   |   Comments

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Zach Johnson made a dramatic par save on the 18th hole to force a playoff and then added a par on the extra hole, besting Tiger Woods at the World Challenge.

With each golfer tied at 13-under on the final regulation hole, Johnson put his approach shot into the water at Sherwood Country Club. But he followed by holing a fabulous chip shot from the drop zone to save par, ending with a round of 4-under 68.

Woods (2-under 70) had found the green-side bunker on No. 18 and needed a clutch wedge shot of his own to save par and finish tied with Johnson at 13-under-par 275.

On the extra hole, Woods ended up in the same bunker and ultimately missed a par-saving putt after Johnson had two-putted for par.

Sharing third place at minus-9 were Matt Kuchar (67) and Bubba Watson (70).

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