Jan 29th, 2018
Jason Day finally prevails over Alex Noren
Play Off sleep over decided at Torrey Pines
How it went down
Last night Jason Day and Alex Noren went head to head for 5 holes in a playoff at the Farmers Insurance Open, but there was still no winner.
Day holed a 6-foot birdie putt in the dark on the fifth hole of a sudden-death playoff Sunday.
But Noren was having none of it and made a 5-foot birdie putt on the par-5 18th hole at Torrey Pines to stay alive in this fascinating battle.
They returned on Monday morning to decide the longest playoff in the 67-year history of this event.
And while Alex Noren found water with his approach shot, Day knocked his wedge to 1 foot and victory was his.
Each player made birdies three times on the par-5 closing hole in the playoff. They had both made pars on the 16th and 17th holes, with Day having the best chance to end it on the par-3 16th until his 12-foot putt stayed on the right edge.
Ryan Palmer was eliminated with a par on the 18th on the first extra hole.
It was the third playoff in three weeks on the PGA Tour, but thousands of fans weren’t around to see it, as they abandoned ship as soon as Tiger Woods had finished his round. Woods is now ranked 647 in the world, whilst Jason Day is World No 14 and Alex Noren World No 19.
Here are the highlights from the first five sudden-death holes: