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Wood wins in playoff, ends long wait for second victory

Wait another day Chad Campbell tries to stay dry on what was scheduled to be the final day of the Wyndham Championship. The round will resume this morning.

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Wait another day Chad Campbell tries to stay dry on what was scheduled to be the final day of the Wyndham Championship. The round will resume this morning.

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.

Wood wins in playoff, ends long wait for second victory 08/19/12 [Last modified: Sunday, August 19, 2012 10:56pm]
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