Howell Struggles, Imada Wins First PGA Tour Event

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Sunday May 18, 2008

DULUTH, Ga. (AP) -- Ryuji Imada has captured his first victory on
the PGA Tour, beating Kenny Perry in a playoff Sunday at the AT&T
Classic in suburban Atlanta.

Perry and Imada finished regulation tied at 15-under 273, but
Perry's ball rolled into the water on the first playoff hole. The
misfortune came on his second shot, which hit the trunk of a pine
tree behind the green and ricocheted straight back into the pond in
front of it.

Imada, who drove into the rough, laid up with his second shot
and two-putted for a winning par. Last year, he lost to Zach
Johnson in the same tournament when he knocked a shot into the
water on the first playoff hole.

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