SNOQUALMIE, Wash. (AP) — Scott Dunlap won the Boeing Classic on Sunday when he made a short birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff against Mark Brooks.
Dunlap set up his winning putt on the par-5 18th hole with an outstanding approach to the right of the pin that bounced past the hole, and then drew back downhill to within four feet. He missed his eagle try but made his next putt for his first Champions Tour victory.
Brooks, who put himself in jeopardy by landing in a bunker on his drive, just missed a 30-foot putt on his fourth shot.
It was the fifth playoff in the 10-year history of the tournament at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge.
Brooks tied Dunlap at 16-under with an 8-foot birdie putt on No. 18. Dunlap, in the final group on the last hole, put his approach shot into the left bunker. His pitch out rolled seven feet past the hole but he missed his putt to the left and had to settle for the playoff.
Dunlap, who has played multiple tours through his career with seven worldwide victories, did not win in his three stints — covering seven seasons — on the PGA Tour. His best finishes were three thirds. He won a couple times on the Web.com Tour, his last victory in 2008.
Brooks, the 1996 PGA champion, won seven times on the PGA Tour but has not had a victory in his four years on the Champions Tour. In his three previous appearances at Boeing, he had not finished better than tied for 57th.
Gene Sauers finish third at 14-under 202. Tom Pernice Jr. was fourth at 13-under 203.
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