McDowell bests Woods on playoff hole

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Graeme McDowell forged a tie with an 18th-hole birdie and then bested Tiger Woods on a playoff hole Sunday to win the Chevron World Challenge.

The clutch performance on the final regulation hole allowed McDowell to close with a 3-under-par 69 and catch Woods atop the leaderboard. Woods, who led by four entering the final round, struggled to a 1-over 73 and finished the 18 holes tied for first at 16-under 272.


McDowell sank a 20-footer for birdie on the final hole and forced Woods to respond with his own 3-foot birdie putt to extend the match.

McDowell then won it thanks to a birdie putt and a miss by Woods on the extra hole at Sherwood Country Club in California.

Woods's loss meant he finished the 2010 season without a single victory.

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