McCumber’s Par on 1st Playoff Hole Defeats Jacobsen
Mark McCumber made a routine par on the first playoff hole today to defeat Peter Jacobsen in the $1-million Western Open Golf Championship.
“Obviously I’m tickled,” said McCumber, “but it’s a victory of mixed emotions. I hated to see Peter’s putt lip out.”
The two finished tied with 1-under-par 275s after 72 holes Sunday when rain delayed play for 3 1/2 hours. When the rain stopped, it was too dark to start the playoff.
McCumber hit his drive in the short, left rough on the first playoff hole, and Jacobsen was down the middle. McCumber hit a wedge 12 feet past the hole, and Jacobsen’s second shot hit the green and came back about 40 feet short of the pin.