IRVING, Texas (AP) Adam Scott made a 9-foot birdie putt on No. 18 to force a playoff, then made a 48-footer playing it again on the third playoff hole to beat Ryan Moore in the EDS Byron Nelson Championship on Sunday.
Playing the 18th hole for the third time in less than an hour, the second time in the playoff, Scott hit his tee shot into a fairway bunker to the right. He got his approach to the front of the green, then rolled the putt over two ridges and into the cup. Moore had a chance to match Scott, but his pin-high putt from the fringe skimmed just past the cup.
Scott, the Australian star who cut short a post-Masters trip home so not to waste his good play there, blew a three-stroke lead he carried into the final round. But he made the clutch shots when he needed them for his sixth PGA Tour victory.
The playoff started with both players making pars, first at No. 18 and then at the TPC Four Seasons' signature par 3, the 198-yard 17th hole, where Moore had taken a one-stroke lead in regulation by curling in a 12-foot birdie putt.
A playoff was fitting after a back-and-forth Sunday duel between Scott (71) and Moore (68), who finished at 7-under 273, four shots ahead of Bart Bryant (72). Nicholas Thompson (67), Mark Hensby (69) and Carl Pettersson (69) were 2 under.
Scott earned $1,152,000.
STANFORD INTERNATIONAL PRO-AM: At Aventura, Fla., Annika Sorenstam won the Stanford International Pro-Am for her 71st LPGA Tour victory, beating Paula Creamer with a par on the first playoff hole.
LIBERTY MUTUAL LEGENDS OF GOLF: At Savannah, Ga. (AP) Tom Watson and Andy North won the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf, beating Craig Stadler and Jeff Sluman by a stroke. Watson, the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am winner last week in Florida, and North teamed for a better-ball 64 at The Club at Savannah Harbor for a 31-under 185 total. Stadler and Sluman shot a 61 on the island course in the middle of the Savannah River. Sandy Lyle and Ian Woosnam (60) finished two strokes back. It was North's first win or share of a win since the 1985 U.S. Open.