Paul Broadhurst and Kirk Triplett teamed up for a final-day 6 under par and then edged Tom Lehman and Bernhard Langer in a playoff to capture the title at the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf.
The unheralded duo battled defending champions Carlos Franco and Vijay Singh down the stretch, with Triplett eventually breaking the deadlock with a birdie on the 15th to finish at 24 under, alongside Lehman and Langer who made birdies on five of their final seven holes to set the clubhouse mark.
On the first playoff hole at Top of the Rock, Triplett won it with a hole-out birdie from the bunker, as Lehman and Langer both missed birdie attempts.
“Well, you’re trying to make it, but you know realistically it doesn’t go in very often. You’re trying to give your partner a free run at it,” said Triplett, describing his winning shot.
“You don’t want to hit it up there 20 feet past or do something silly. I’m just trying to hit it the right distance and get it on the right line.
“I had a couple of bunker shots earlier in the day so I kind of knew how the sand was reacting. The minute I hit it I knew it was close and then it dropped in. Just happy.”
Franco and Singh posted a final-round 4 under to finish T3, alongside Miguel Angel Jiménez and José María Olazábal, who shot 6 under to reach 23-under par.
Steve Stricker and Jerry Kelly shot a final-day 4-under par to finish T5 at 20-under par. John Daly and Michael Allen (49), Mark Calcavecchia and Woody Austin (48), and David Toms and Steve Flesch (52) were the others tied for fifth.
TOP 10 LEADERS
1 Broadhurst / Triplett -24
2 Lehman / Langer -24
3 Jiménez / Olazábal -23
3 Franco / Singh -23
5 Daly / Allen -20
5 Stricker / Kelly -20
5 Toms / Flesch -20
5 Calcavecchia / Austin -20
9 Jobe / McCarron -19
10 Maggert / Parnevik -18
9 Larry Mize /Scott Parel -18
9 Andrade / Durant -18
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“No, no. Never won in a playoff. I’ve lost a couple of playoffs, but feels pretty good, yeah. That’s a big roller coaster, three good shots and mine, right? I’m feeling a little dejected walking down that fairway there, a little sheepish. To knock it in it just reminds you, this game, you know, crazy stuff.”
– Kirk Triplett
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