Tway clinches first PGA Tour victory in playoff in Napa

11 October, 2018, 03:42 | Author: Suzanne Horton
  • Danny Lee finished 10th equal at the 2018 Safeway Open in Napa California

It has been 15 years since Bob Tway recorded the eighth and final PGA Tour victory of his career and on Sunday it was his son Kevin's turn to savour that winning feeling after he survived a three-way playoff to win the Safeway Open.

Tway earned the victory on the third hole of the play off, going toe-to-toe with Snedker and Ryan Moore after the trio had finished the day on 14-under par.

Tway birdied the final two holes of the final round, then birdied three straight playoff holes, the last one to clinch the win.

The remaining duo repeated that before heading to the par-four 10th, where Tway made another birdie to clinch the crown.

Martin Laird was the highest placed Briton but fell 31 places to joint 46th with a round of 76, including a double bogey on the par-3 second.

"I'm kind of at a loss for words", said Tway, the 30-year-old son of 1986 PGA Championship victor Bob Tway.

At 18, his putt from off the green left him a tap-in for his fifth birdie of the day and a 16-under total of 200.


Kevin Tway hits his tee shot on the 10th hole during the continuation of the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Oakmont Country Club.

"I have to find a way to win today", Snedeker tweeted.

"I was just trying to put the ball in the fairway, which was very hard", Tway said. "I was proud of how I played".

Snedeker said he'd remember the event as one he "gave away".

The 20-year-old finished regulation at 13-under 275, after carding a 71 in the final round with four birdies against three bogeys.

Luke List (67), Troy Merritt (68), Sam Ryder (69), Aaron Baddeley (69) and Im Sung-jae (71) were tied for fourth a shot further back.

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