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Grayson Murray Earns Dramatic Play-Off Victory at Sony Open

Grayson Murray Earns Dramatic Play-Off Victory at Sony Open
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Grayson Murray came out on top of a three-way play-off to seal victory in an entertaining Sony Open in Hawaii.

The 30-year-old American birdied the last hole at Waialae Country Club to place himself on 17-under alongside compatriot Keegan Bradley and South Korea’s Byeong Hun An. But in the play-off, it was Murray who triumphed thanks to a sensational 39-foot birdie, securing him his first win on the PGA TOUR for almost six years.

“I was at peace with the 40-footer in the play-off,” Murray said. “I expected Ben [Byeong Hun An] to make it. This game is crazy, but I knew I had to give it a chance. I wasn’t going to leave it short! Obviously 100 per cent of the putts that you leave short don’t go in. I just gave it my best stroke, and obviously it went in.”

Victory also means that Murray has entered the world’s top 50 for the first time in his career after he entered the tournament at No. 132.

Carl Yuan and Russell Henley both finished the tournament tied-fourth on 16-under while J.T. Poston finished in sixth after he posted an impressive 9-under 61 on Sunday.

The next event on the PGA TOUR Schedule is The American Express taking place between 18-21 January at the Pete Dye Stadium Course in California.