Leonard Wins SSJC in 3-Way Sudden Death - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

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Leonard Wins SSJC in 3-Way Sudden Death

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Justin Leonard won the Stanford St. Jude Championship in a playoff Sunday, holing a 19-foot birdie putt on the second extra hole to beat Masters champion Trevor Immelman and Robert Allenby. Leonard blew a one-stroke lead with two holes left to drop into the playoff.

But the Texan who had survived a final round that had as many as six players tied for the lead won on the 150-yard, par-3 11th when Immelman pushed his birdie attempt past the hole. It's Leonard's 12th PGA Tour title, his second at TPC Southwind and his first since the 2007 Valero Texas Open. He closed with a 4-under 68 to match Allenby (65) and Immelman (69) at 4-under 276. Leonard earned $1.08 million.

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