Monday Oct. 5, 2009
VERONA, N.Y. (AP) -- Matt Kuchar won the Turning Stone Resort Championship on Monday, besting Vaughn Taylor on the sixth hole of
a sudden-death playoff.
The former Georgia Tech star improved to 2-0 in playoffs and won the top prize of $1.08 million, boosting his earnings for the year over $2 million.
Tied for the lead after 72 holes, neither player managed to win after two holes of a sudden-death playoff Sunday. They birdied the first extra hole, parred the second before play was suspended because of darkness.
Playing the 12th, 13th and 18th holes in the playoff, Kuchar missed a chance to end it on the first hole Monday when he missed a 4-foot putt at the par-4 13th.
It was the second career victory for Kuchar, who won the 2002 Honda Classic. His best previous finish this year was a fifth-place tie at the Memorial in June.
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