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Gary Woodland beats Chez Reavie in WM Phoenix Open playoff

Gary Woodland smiles for photographers with the championship trophy after his one-hole playoff win after the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Gary Woodland beat Chez Reavie with a par on the first hole of a playoff Sunday in the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Woodland birdied three of the last four holes for a 7-under 64 to finish at 18-under 266 at TPC Scottsdale.

Reavie closed with a 66. After a bogey on the par-3 16th, the former Arizona State player chipped to three feet for birdie on the short par-4 17th and ran in a 20-footer on the par-4 18th to force the PGA Tour’s fourth straight playoff.

In the playoff on the 18th, Woodland hit short of the green from the left fairway bunker and chipped to 2 feet to set up his third PGA Tour victory. Reavie missed the green left and couldn’t get an 11-footer to fall.

The crowd was estimated at 64,273 for a record weeklong total of 719,179. On Saturday, an estimated 216,818 jammed the grounds, the biggest turnout in golf history.

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