05 Sep '11, 11pm

Golf: Simpson wins PGA Deutsche Bank title in playoff

Golf: Simpson wins PGA Deutsche Bank title in playoff

NORTON, Massachusetts: Webb Simpson sank a nine-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole to defeat fellow American Chez Reavie and capture the US PGA Deutsche Bank Championship on Monday. Simpson, whose only prior PGA title came two weeks ago at Greensboro, birdied his last three holes to take the crown, dropping a 26-footer at the 18th in regulation and a 15-footer on 18 in the playoff to set up the winner. "It was great," Simpson said. "To finish the way I did, birdies on 18 and then birdie 17, it was awesome. "I thought winning the second time would be easier but it wasn't." Reavie, whose only PGA title came at the 2008 Canadian Open, could only wonder what might have been after taking a bogey on the final regulation hole to fall into the playoff. Simpson and Reavie each finished 72 holes on 15-under par 269 after Simpson sank his long birdie putt on the par-5 18th t...

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