Tway seals first PGA win in playoff

Rex Christensen
October 10, 2018

It has been 15 years since Bob Tway recorded the eighth and final PGA Tour victory of his career and on Sunday it was his son Kevin's turn to savour that winning feeling after he survived a three-way playoff to win the Safeway Open.

Snedeker had squandered a five-shot lead during the final round before being eliminated at the first extra hole at the Silverado Resort, Tway then sinking a 10-foot birdie at the third extra hole to beat Moore.

Needing to birdie the par-5 18th to win, Snedeker instead found a fairway bunker off the tee, pushed his second shot into the rough and couldn't get closer than 48 feet with his approach.

His father, Bob Tway, was an eight-time victor on the PGA Tour who captured the 1986 PGA Championship by sinking a bunker shot on the last hole to defeat Greg Norman. "I'm kind of at a loss for words right now".

"I think he's probably crying, to be honest", Kevin Tway said of his dad.

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Moore also birdied the first two playoff holes to stay alive, but he missed his birdie attempt at No. 10 before Tway sank the victor.

Snedeker said he'd remember the event as one he "gave away". "There was debris flying everywhere".

"It was challenging but yet very playable conditions", Mickelson said. "I hit two balls out of bounds on the fifth hole trying to go for the green, but other than that, I played pretty well".

Importantly for Baddeley the finish will afford him a start in the next full field event of the season at the Sanderson Farm Championship later in October and puts him in a very good position to regain a PGA Tour card from only limited status.

Two-time defending champion Brendan Steele had a 75 to finish at 3 under.

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