27 Feb '12, 7am

Golf: Rookie Huh beats Allenby to win Mayakoba Golf Classic

Golf: Rookie Huh beats Allenby to win Mayakoba Golf Classic

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico: American John Huh parred the eighth hole of a playoff on Sunday to edge Australian Robert Allenby and capture the Mayakoba Golf Classic. The 21-year-old PGA Tour rookie Huh parred all eight holes in a playoff that matched the second-longest in PGA Tour history behind the record of 11 set over 60 years ago. "It's amazing," Huh said. "It's my rookie year, especially, and playing in my fifth event on the PGA Tour. I just couldn't put it in words. It's really hard to explain this. It's major. I mean, it was my dream." The playoff switched between the par-four 18th and par-three 10th holes. Cary Middlecoff and Lloyd Mangrum hold the record for the longest playoff when they were declared co-winners of the 1949 Motor City Open. It also marked the first time since 1983 and the fifth playoff in history to go eight holes. Huh fired a final round eight-under...

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