Triplett's playoff eagle seals Hoag win

(AP Photo/Steven Senne)

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) Kirk Triplett made a 12-foot eagle putt on the second hole of a playoff with Woody Austin on Sunday to win the Hoag Classic for his seventh PGA Tour Champions victory.

The 56-year-old Triplett forced the playoff with a similar left-to-right breaker for birdie on the par-5 18th, then matched Austin with a par on their first extra trip down the tree-lined hole.

"It was the exact same putt I had the first time through," Triplett said.


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1 Bernhard Langer $503,000
2 Kirk Triplett $441,466
3 Tom Lehman $413,356
4 David Toms $378,811
5 Scott McCarron $343,318
6 Woody Austin $336,370
7 Miguel Angel Jimenez $334,367
8 Mark O'Meara $313,288
9 Kevin Sutherland $266,200
10 Marco Dawson $239,051
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