Tway Wins First US PGA Tour Title in Playoff as Snedeker Fades

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Instead, he backed into a three-man playoff, got eliminated on the first extra hole when he failed to get up and down from over the 18th green and could only watch as Kevin Tway edged Ryan Moore for his first win on the third extra hole.

Tway rolled in a 10-foot birdie putt at the third hole of sudden death to win the first event of the U.S. tour's 2018-19 season over Ryan Moore at Silverado Resort in Napa, California.

Snedeker shot a two-over-par 74, Moore a 67 and Tway 71.

It was the first PGA Tour victory for the 30-year-old, who was born less than two years after his father won the 1986 PGA Championship.

"I'm kind of at a loss for words", he said afterwards. "I was proud of how I played".

Snedeker started the day with a three-shot lead and stretched the advantage to five after birdies at the fifth and seventh before slumping with four bogeys on the back nine.

After Tway and Moore twice birdied the 18th in the playoff, they continued at the par-four 10th, where Tway finally prevailed just before sunset.

"I'm gonna look back on that one in a few years as, man, I really gave that one away", Snedeker said. "I played 63 holes of really damn good golf and nine holes I'd like to have back". "On a day like today it's not about necessarily how you're swinging, it's about how you just get the ball in the hole and somehow I managed to do that". "Then I just started hitting and hoping for the best".

Aaron Baddeley, who earned a spot in the tournament through the Monday qualifier, birdied the last hole to shoot 69 and finished one stroke back in a tie for fourth with Luke List (67), Troy Merritt (68), Sam Ryder (69) and Sungjae Im (71) of South Korea.

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