Patrick Cantlay wins Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in three-man playoff

Cantlay earned his first PGA Tour victory Sunday.

Patrick Cantlay earned his first PGA Tour victory Sunday at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open with a par on the second playoff hole.

Cantlay, who bogeyed his last two holes in regulation, shot a final-round 4-under 67 Sunday to finish at 9 under. Cantlay then bogeyed the first playoff hole, but Alex Cejka and Whee Kim also bogeyed, forcing a second hole.

The three contenders again played 18 for their second playoff hole, and all three missed the fairway. Cantlay, sandwiched between two trees, hit an incredible shot just over the green, setting up an easy par.

Cejka, who shot an 8-under 63 in Round 4 to make the playoff, missed his 20-footer for par to force a third playoff hole. Kim had already tapped in for double-bogey, which gave Cantlay his first win.

Patton Kizzire, J.T. Poston and Chesson Hadley finished tied for fourth at 8 under. Kizzire shot a 7-under 64 Sunday, while Hadley completed his third straight top-5 finish to start the 2017-18 season.

Third-round leader J.J. Spaun double-bogeyed his last two holes to to finish t-10 at 6 under.

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