ENDICOTT, N.Y. — Willie Wood finally worked his way back to the top.
Wood won the Dick's Sporting Goods Open on Sunday for his first Champions Tour title, beating Michael Allen with a par on the first hole of a playoff.
"It was quite exciting," Wood said. "I hung in there, hung in there, and things turned out great."
Wood made a 35-foot birdie putt on the final hole of regulation to match Allen, a two-time winner this year, at 13-under 203 on the En-Joie Golf Course. Wood and Allen closed with 66.
In the playoff on the par-4 18th hole, Allen's drive that went way left in the water, essentially ending his chances. The playoff was the first in the event's history.
Wood earned $270,000 in his first victory since he won the 1996 Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic for his lone PGA title.
RAIN DELAY: Sergio Garcia had a one-stroke lead at 15 under through four holes when the final round in the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C., was suspended because of heavy rain. After waiting roughly 2 hours, 20 minutes, officials decided to bring the golfers back to Sedgefield Country Club at 9 a.m. today (Golf Channel).
LPGA: Japan's Mika Miyazato won the Safeway Classic in North Plains, Ore., for her first tour victory, shooting 2-under 70 to beat Seminole's Brittany Lincicome and Inbee Park by two strokes. Miyazato finished at 13-under 203. Lincicome shot 67 and Park 70. Tampa's Cindy LaCrosse (69) finished at 2 under and Tampa's Kristy McPherson (76) at 6 over.
U.S. AMATEUR: Steven Fox made an 18-foot birdie putt on the 37th hole, rallying to defeat Michael Weaver at Cherry Hills in Colorado.