Tway Gets First PGA Win in Safeway Playoff


The 30-year-old Tway, whose father Bob won the 1986 PGA Championship, sank a nine-foot birdie putt on the third playoff hole to turn back Ryan Moore and claim his first victory PGA Tour victory in the Safeway Open on the North Course at Silverado Resort and Spa ( in Napa.

Tway, the son of 1986 PGA Championship victor Bob, was in a three-way race for the title after going around in 71 in the final day and finishing on 14-under alongside compatriots Ryan Moore and Brandt Snedeker.

It was the first PGA Tour victory for Tway, the son of 1986 PGA Championship victor Bob. The birdie at the 18th put him in a five-way tie for fifth.

Phil Mickelson, who started the day sharing second three strokes behind Snedeker, had his struggles, including a double-bogey six at the eighth on the way to a two-over 74. That honor, at least for most of Sunday, appeared to be solidly in line for Brandt Snedeker, who entered the day with a three-shot lead and still held the lead with three holes to play.

"I'm really proud of the way I stepped up there and hit some quality shots when I needed to", Sneaker said. "I played 63 holes of really damn good golf and nine holes I'd like to have back".

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Snedeker was the first to be eliminated with an opening par, while Moore and Tway swapped birdies for the first two playoff holes.

"I'm going to look at that one in a few years and know I gave that one away", Snedeker said.

"I'm kind of at a loss for words", he said afterwards. Count the birdie on the 17th hole in regulation and Tway finished with five straight.

Luke List jumped into that bunch with an eagle at 18 to cap his 67.