Patrick Cantlay won the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open on Sunday in a playoff for the first victory in a PGA Tour career mostly derailed by a severe back injury.
The 25-year-old former UCLA star hit from behind a tree and got up-and-down for par from off the back of the 18th green to beat Alex Cejka and Whee Kim on the second extra hole.
Cantlay bogeyed the final two holes of regulation for a five-under-par 67 to get in at nine-under 275 at windy TPC Summerlin.
Cejka birdied the 18th with an 18-footer for 63 more than two hours before Cantlay and Whee — who bogeyed 18 for a 66 — finished the round. The three played the 456-yard, par-four closing hole twice in the...