Mark Wiebe wins on second playoff hole in Hawaii

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Tiger Woods won the PGA of America's points-based award for player of the year Sunday in Atlanta.  JOHN BAZEMORE/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Tiger Woods won the PGA of America's points-based award for player of the year Sunday in Atlanta.

KAPOLEI, Hawaii — Mark Wiebe birdied the 18th hole to force a playoff and beat Corey Pavin on the second extra hole to win the Pacific Links Hawaii Championship on Sunday.

Wiebe made a clutch par putt on the second playoff hole before Pavin missed a putt from inside 10 feet that would have forced play to continue.

Both Wiebe and Pavin finished regulation at 11-under 205.

Bernhard Langer, who shot in the 60s in all three rounds, finished third at 10 under.

Esteban Toledo (66) and John Cook (70) were tied for fourth.

Three-time major champion Vijay Singh, playing his first event on the Champions Tour, struggled to a 73 in the final round after starting the day one shot off the lead. Singh, who finished in a tie for sixth at 8 under, had a bogey-free 66 in the second round.

EUROPEAN TOUR: In Turin, Italy, Julien Quesne, of France, made five birdies on the back nine to win the Italian Open by one stroke for his second European Tour victory.

The 33-year-old Quesne began the day four shots off the lead and looked out of contention when he double-bogeyed the second hole. But he got one shot back on the fourth, another at the sixth and then stormed home in 31 for 5-under 67 at the Circolo Golf Torino.

Quesne, who is 81st in the season standings, finished the tournament at 12-under 276, one stroke ahead of David Higgins of Ireland and Steve Webster of England.

Quesne’s other win came at the 2012 Open de Andalucia in Spain.

Local favorite Francesco Molinari finished five strokes back on his home course.

SENIOR MEN’S AMATEUR: In Cashiers, N.C., the second round of the USGA Senior Amateur was suspended because of darkness.

Eighty players did not finish the second round, which will resume this morning.

The top 64 finishers after the completion of the second round will move of to match play.

The first round of match play will begin as soon as the second round is complete.

SENIOR WOMEN’S AMATEUR: In San Martin, Calif., Japan’s Akemi Nakata Khait shot 75 for a 36-hole total of 3-over-par 147 to lead at the 5 USGA Senior Women’s Amateur at CordeValle.

AWARD: Tiger Woods wrapped up at least one award as player of the year.

Woods has won the PGA of America’s points-based award for player of the year on the strength of his five PGA Tour victories, the money title and the Vardon Trophy.

Adam Scott would have had to win the Tour Championship and the Vardon Trophy for the race to end in a tie.

Woods had 90 points – 10 points for each of his five wins, 20 points each for the money title and Vardon Trophy for lowest adjusted scoring average.

It was the 11th time that Woods won PGA player of the year, and ninth time he won the Vardon. He had not won either award since 2009, the year that ended with his personal life unraveling.

Woods earlier this month wrapped up the Arnold Palmer Award on the PGA Tour for winning his 10th money title with just over $8.5 million.


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