Westwood wins 2nd PGA Tour title on 4th playoff hole at St. Jude ClassicBy Teresa M. Walker, AP
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Westwood wins 2nd PGA title in playoff in Memphis
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Lee Westwood has won the St. Jude Classic for his second career PGA Tour victory and first since 1998, beating Swede Robert Karlsson on the fourth hole of a sudden-death playoff Sunday.
The Englishman became the first European to win the tour’s third-longest event only after Robert Garrigus blew a three-stroke lead on the final hole of regulation with a triple bogey. He bogeyed the first playoff hole.
Westwood and Karlsson went par-par-bogey until they returned to No. 18 once again. Westwood stuck his approach 6 feet from the pin on No. 18. Karlsson left his birdie putt from 43 feet away to extend the playoff about a foot short.
Then Westwood, who went 17 straight holes between birdies, rolled in the 6-footer for his first PGA win since New Orleans. He dropped his putter and celebrated with a fist bump.