BREAKING: Berger Edges Morikawa in Playoff to Win Charles Schwab Challenge
Daniel Berger edged Collin Morikawa in a playoff to win the Charles Schwab Challenge on Sunday afternoon in Fort Worth, Texas.
This was the PGA Tour’s first tournament back since being halted in March due to coronavirus.
For Berger, it was the the third victory of his career, and his first since 2017.
Normally, playoff holes are played on the 18th hole to get the biggest gallery, but that was not the case today.
Instead, the first playoff hole was the 17th hole.
Off the tee, Morikawa put his shot in the right rough near a tree, while Berger put his tee shot down the middle.
Berger was away and played first. He put his second shot just over the flag and just into the rough.
Morikawa punched out into the left rough just in front of the green.
Morikawa hit a great chip to within three feet, while Berger hit his within a foot and tapped in for par.
Morikawa’s putt to tie the hole lipped out, costing him the tournament.
Schauffele Falls Apart
Xander Schauffele started the day with the lead and was in contention, and had at least a share of the lead for most of the afternoon.
That all changed on the 17th hole.
Schauffele was in a three-way tie for the lead at 15-under par, and had about a two footer to remain in the tie with one hole left.
Schaufele putt was hit firm and rimmed out of the hole, giving him a bogey.
He then needed a birdie on 18 to climb back into the playoff, but he left the putt short.