PALM HARBOR, Fla., March 11 (UPI) -- Mark Calcavecchia Sunday won the PGA's PODS Championship at Palm Harbor, Fla., by one shot over two players.
A possible playoff was avoided when Heath Slocum missed a par putt at the 18th hole.
He needed a birdie because Calcavecchia had missed a five-footer for par.
Calcavecchia (70) finished at 10-under-par 274 to claim his 13th PGA Tour victory. He had not won since the 2005 Canadian Open.
"I never expected him to miss that," Calcavecchia admitted. "I don't know what to say."
Slocum, who had to two-putt at the last hole, shared the overnight lead with Calcavecchia, who earned $954,000.
He tied for second place with John Senden (66) at 9-under 275.
"I thought the first putt was going to be faster than it was," Slocum said.