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Monday 6th November 2017

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FOLLOW US HOME 6.11.2017 | SUBSCRIBE HERE CANTLAY WINS SHRINERS It was his first win after long struggles with a back injury PATRICK CANTLAY atrick Cantlay won the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open on Sunday in a playoff for the first victory in a PGA TOUR career mostly derailed by a severe back injury. The 25-year-old former UCLA star hit from behind a tree and got up-and-down for par from off the back of the 18th green to beat Alex Cejka and Whee Kim on the second extra hole. Cantlay bogeyed the final two holes of regulation for a 5-under 67 to get in at 9-under 275 at windy TPC Summerlin. Cejka shot a 63 more than two hours before Cantlay and Kim -- playing together in the third-to-last group -- finished the round. The three played the 456-yard, par-4 18th twice in the playoff, matching bogeys the first time. On the second extra hole, Cantlay escaped the trees in the right rough, hitting a 4-iron from 185 yards. Kim bogeyed 18 in regulation for a 66, then went bogey-double bogey on the hole in the playoff. P Patton Kizzire (64), J.T. Poston (66) and Chesson Hadley (68) finished a stroke out of the playoff. Hadley bogeyed the 18th in the second-to-last group.

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