Korean rookie finishes 1 shot out of playoff in PGA Tour debut

  • Korean rookie finishes 1 shot out of playoff in PGA Tour debut

Korean rookie finishes 1 shot out of playoff in PGA Tour debut

Snedeker could only manage par on the first playoff hole, the 18th, while Moore and Tway both hit birdies on the first two playoff holes.

Haas, who is searching for his first PGA tour win in almost four years, birdied four of his final six holes to finish off a five-under-par 67 and surge into strong contention.

The nine-time PGA Tour victor bogeyed the first three holes on the back nine, birdied the par-5 16th, bogeyed the par-4 17th and parred the 18th, missing from 9 feet.

Tway's father, Bob Tway, also secured his first victory in a playoff 32 years ago at Torrey Pines, making them the 10th father and son Tour winners.

The trio finished regulation at 14-under 274.

Snedeker appeared to have things on cruise control at the Safeway Open, torching the North Course at Silverado Resort & Spa en route to a three-shot lead entering the final round.

And despite still leading by four shots at the turn, he proceeded to throw away the chance of a 10th career victory as he dropped shots on 10, 11 and 12.

Tway birdied the final two holes of regulation, two-putting the par-five 18th to join the playoff.

Snedeker was eliminated at the first hole before Tway ended it with a birdie at the third extra hole.

But he immediately gave the shot back at the 17th, where he was far left off the tee and in the pine straw under a tree.

"I'm really proud of the way I stepped up there and hit some quality shots when I needed to", Sneaker said. "I played 63 holes of really damn good golf and nine holes I'd like to have back".

"I think he's probably crying, to be honest", Kevin Tway said of his dad. "I'm kind of at a loss for words right now".