Simpson tops Finau in playoff at Phoenix Open

Simpson tops Finau in playoff at Phoenix Open

Feb 2, 2020; Scottsdale, Arizona, USA; Webb Simpson celebrates with the trophy after the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament at TPC Scottsdale. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

(Reuters) – Webb Simpson won a sudden-death playoff against Tony Finau when he birdied the first extra hole at the Phoenix Open on Sunday.

Both players ended their final rounds at 17-under 267 at TPC Scottsdale with Simpson, who birdied the last two holes, shooting a two-under 69 and Finau a 70.

FedEx Cup leader Justin Thomas (65), two times Masters champion Bubba Watson (66) and fellow American Nate Lashley (68) shared third at 14-under.

Reporting by Gene Cherry in Raleigh, North Carolina; Editing by Toby Davis

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