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Day wins Farmers Insurance Open in playoff

July 20 2018, 06:56 | Van Peters

Day wins Farmers Insurance Open in playoff

Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the 10th hole hole of the North Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course during the second round of the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament Friday Jan. 26 2018 in San Diego

The also parred 16 and 17 once in Sunday's late-day drama.

Jason Day will have to wait another night to see if his personal drought has broken.

When darkness suspended the play-off on Sunday UST, officials scheduled the first Monday finish at the famed San Diego course since Tiger Woods triumphed in an 18-hole play-off at the 2008 US Open. Day shot a final-round 70 with four birdies and two bogeys, Noren shot 73 with three birdies and four bogeys, and Palmer shot 72 with three birdies and three bogeys.

"It's been a long time coming", Day told the PGA Tour.

- Jason Day watched the flight of his wedge for as long as he could and had to listen to the crowd to realize he nailed it.

"I couldn't even see the flag".

The remaining duo returned to 18 and birdied again - both reaching the green in two. The playoff will continue tomorrow morning, eastern American time.

'We just had to stay patient, Day said.

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"Alex is playing some tremendous golf", Day said in a post-round television interview. To be able to go through there and go shot-for-shot was pretty special.

'I was in Palm Springs and I threw it out, Day said.

But he responded with three birdies the rest of the way, taking the lead with a two-putt birdie at the par-five 18th.

Marc Leishman was the best of the other Australians, finishing tied-eighth.

The leaderboard shows both men at 10-under-par 278. Although he hit only 30 percent of fairways over the four rounds, the worst result in the field, he scrapped in familiar fashion. If I hit a good one it would hit the back of the green. "This was a lot of fight". Palmer drops out of the three-man playoff.

Day, the victor of this event in 2015, laid up short of the water hazard with his second stroke before dialling in a stunning approach to within two feet to all but end Noren's chances of a maiden PGA Tour victory. Day's second shot is awesome, but his putt to win just misses. He was eliminated with a par on the 18th on the first extra hole.

Noren hit first from the fairway Monday, knocking his second shot into the water. Day nearly holes his short iron approach.

On Sunday, Day and Noren birdied three of five playoff holes at the scenic course adjacent to the Pacific Ocean. Noren holes for birdie.



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