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Hideki Matsuyama beats Rickie Fowler in a playoff to win the Phoenix Open

Hideki Matsuyama beats Rickie Fowler in a playoff to win the Phoenix Open

Rickie Fowler hit two balls into the water on the par-four 17th hole to give Hideki Matsuyama an unexpected victory Sunday in the Waste Management Phoenix Open in Scottsdale, Ariz.

After blowing a two-shot lead on the 317-yard hole in regulation when he blasted a driver through the green and into the water, Fowler pulled a five-wood into the lake on the fourth hole of a playoff to set up the deciding bogey. Matsuyama birdied the hole in regulation and two-putted for par from six feet in the playoff.

Fowler forced the playoff with a 10-foot birdie putt on the par-four 18th after Matsuyama made an 18-footer. They each shot four-under-par 67 to finish at 14-under 270.

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