Maui, HI (SportsNetwork.com) – Patrick Reed poured in a 19-foot birdie putt on
the first playoff hole Monday to defeat Jimmy Walker and win the Hyundai
Tournament of Champions.
Reed holed out for eagle on the 16th to grab a share of the lead at minus-21.
He traded a bogey at 17 for a birdie at 18, and when Walker parred the final
four holes, they were headed to a playoff tied at 21-under-par 292.
Reed closed with a 6-under 67, while Walker posted a 4-under 69.
The pair returned to the tee on the par-5 18th on the Plantation Course at
Kapalua Resort for the playoff. Reed found the right rough and hit a good
second shot into the fairway. Walker landed in the short grass off the tee,
but knocked his second into the grandstands.
Reed chipped his third to 19 feet before Walker pitched his third over the
green after taking a drop in the rough. Walker chipped to six feet, but never
hit the putt. Reed poured in his birdie try for this fourth PGA Tour title.
Jason Day matched the course record as he fired an 11-under 62 in the final
round. Day shared third place at minus-20 with Russell Henley (67) and Hideki
Sang-Moon Bae managed a 3-under 70 and he ended alone in sixth at 18-under-par
274. Last year’s champion Zach Johnson fired a 6-under 67 to end in seventh at
minus-17. Brendon Todd (71) and Robert Streb (69) tied for eighth at 16-under-
Chris Kirk also fired an 11-under 62 in the final round. Day and Kirk matched
the course record that K.J. Choi set in 2003 and Graeme McDowell matched in
2011. Kirk ended in a share of 14th at 13-under 279.
MORE TO FOLLOW.