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Barclays, Final Round: Matt Kuchar Wins Playoff With Spectacular Approach Shot

Matt Kuchar's shot at the Barclay's title got new life when leader Martin Laird three-putted the 18th hole with the tournament on the line, and he made the most of it.

Kuchar hit a fantastic iron from the fairway to within three feet of the pin on the first playoff hole, and when Laird's approach from the other side of the fairway could only crawl to 51 feet away, the competition was as good as sealed.

Laird two-putted, which at least forced Kuchar to hole out from close range, but "Kooch" would not miss the clinching putt. This is the first win of the season for the 32-year-old American, and only his second ever on the PGA Tour. For Laird, only the regrets of putting woes that have haunted golfers for time immemorial. Also, a handsome check to help soothe the pain.

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