Make us your home page

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

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.

Associated Press

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]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. LSU advances to College World Series finals, awaits Florida or TCU


    OMAHA, Neb. — Caleb Gilbert held No. 1 national seed Oregon State to two hits in 71/3 innings, Michael Papierski homered from both sides of the plate and LSU beat the Beavers 6-1 on Saturday to reach the College World Series finals.

    Beau Jordan celebrates after hitting a home run during a victory over Oregon State, LSU’s second straight win over the No. 1 national seed.
  2. Jones: Bucs need success to get national respect


    Tampa Bay Times columnist Tom Jones offers up his Two Cents on the world of sports.

    No respect

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter walks the field during the second day of mandatory minicamp at One Buccaneer Place in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times
  3. Rays journal: Jumbo Diaz falters after getting within a strike of ending rally

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Saturday's game got away starting with a leadoff walk in the seventh inning by Rays LHP Jose Alvarado, who was brought in exclusively to face Baltimore's lefty-swinging Seth Smith.

    Rays reliever Jumbo Diaz wipes his face as he walks off the mound after the Orioles score four during the seventh inning to give them a 7-3 lead. Diaz was one strike away from working out of the jam before he allowed a two-run double and a two-run homer on back-to-back pitches.
  4. Rookie Jake Faria dissatisfied with performance in Rays' loss to Orioles

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — The rookie pitcher walked to his locker Saturday after tossing the fourth quality start in as many tries to begin his career. He held the potent Orioles bats to three runs and for six innings gave his team a chance to win.

    Orioles third baseman Manny Machado tags out the Rays’ Mallex Smith at third after a rundown in the first inning.
  5. Roger Mooney's takeaways from Saturday's Rays-Orioles game

    The Heater

    It was refreshing to see RHP Jacob Faria take the blame after the loss even though he gave the Rays a chance to win. Too often young pitchers are encouraged by what they did and not necessarily the outcome, but Faria, making just his fourth big-league start, came to the Trop to win, didn't, and pointed the finger …