PGA Tour

GARY WOODLAND BEATS ARIZONA STATE NATIVE CHEZ REAVIE TO CLAIM 3RD PGA TOUR VICTORY IN THE WASTE MANAGEMENT PHOENIX OPEN

American Gary Woodland beats fellow countryman in a one hole playoff at the waste management phoenix open.

Gary woodland carded nine birdies in a final round of 64 to finish 18 under par and force a playoff with Arizona state native Chez Reavie.

After day three Rickie Fowler lead a star studded field including three time winner off this event Phil Mickelson and ex Arizona state student and fans favourite John Rahm with Reavie also in contention.

It was the Scottsdale resident Reavie that made his moves first when the world number 93  made a birdie and an eagle in his first five holes to move two shots clear on the leader board.

Many peoples favourite Phil Mickelson was still in contention having not dropped a shot in 41 holes, the 47 year old world number 49 wowed the 20,000 strong gallery on the famous par three 16th with a 20 foot putt for birdie going on to birdie the next until finally finding the thick rough in the middle of the fairway bunker and coming away with a double bogey and ending his challenge.

With Reavie dropping a shot on the stadium par three 16th it left the 36 year old needing to sink a 12 foot putt on the 18th to take it into a play off and to keep alive his quest for a second PGA tour title.

The putt goes in and the world record crowd for a PGA tour event go wild, the TPC Scottsdale stadium course welcomed over 700,000 spectators over the four days.

Woodland makes par on the 18th whilst Reavie can only make bogey giving Gary Woodland his third PGA tour victory his first in five years.