Michael Allen edges Duffy Waldorf in Allianz Championship playoff

BOCA RATON, Fla., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Michael Allen used an outstanding second shot to birdie the second playoff hole Sunday and edge Duffy Waldorf for a victory at the Allianz Championship.

The pair needed a playoff to decide the winner after each finished 72 holes with a tournament-record 18-under-par 198. Allen carded a 3-under 69 and Waldorf fired a 5-under 67 in the final round to catch him atop the leaderboard.


Both golfers birdied the par-5 18th at Broken Sound Club on the first extra hole, forcing them to replay No. 18.

Allen put his tee shot into the right rough, then used a spectacular second to get within 30 feet of the pin. Waldorf, meanwhile, pulled his approach into a greenside bunker and blasted out to within 7 feet.

Allen 2-putted for birdie, but Waldorf's try missed, handing Allen the win.

Third place went to Chien Soon Lu (69) at minus-17.

Tom Lehman (68) ended in fourth at 16-under 200, while Jay Haas (69) and Brad Bryant (68) knotted for fifth at minus-15.


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