Bubba Watson, Zurich Classic Champion After Sudden Death Playoff

Bubba Watson won the 2011 Zurich Classic in a sudden death playoff with Webb Simpson. After the two birdied No. 18 in the first playoff hole, they returned to the same tee for a third go at the hole on Sunday. Simpson made par, while Watson turned in another birdie to win his second PGA Tour event of the season.

Simpson and Watson both started the day at 12-under, but it looked like Watson was out of it after he double-bogeyed the ninth hole. However, a birdie on the 13th hole, combined with two late bogeys by Simpson, had both at 15-under after 18 holes.

Simpson started the day off strong with a birdie on No. 1 and then an eagle on No. 2. He had three more birdies (and one bogey) before those two bogeys on the back nine. The bogey on the 15th hole came as a result of a one-stroke penalty incurred when he placed his putter behind the ball, which moved.

The best round of the day came from Jason Dufner with a 6-under. Luke Donald and Steve Stricker finished at 10-under and 9-under, respectively.

Here is the top 10 leaderboard:

Position Player Overall Round 4
T1 Webb Simpson -15 -3
T1 Bubba Watson -15 -3
T3 Jason Dufner -13 -6
T3 Tommy Gainey -13 -3
T3 K.J. Choi -13 -3
T6 Matt Jones -12 -2
T6 George McNeill -12 -2
T8 Billy Mayfair -10 -5
T8 David Mathis -10 -4
T8 Andres Romero -10 -4

You can view the full leaderboard here. Check back with this StoryStream for tournament updates. And for more on the PGA Tour, visit SB Nation's golf blog, Waggle Room.

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