Huh beats Allenby on 8th extra hole in Mexico
Sunday, February 26, 2012
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) -- John Huh parred the eighth hole of a playoff with Robert Allenby to win the Mayakoba Golf Classic on Sunday.
Making his fifth PGA Tour start, Huh parred all eight holes in the playoff that matched the second-longest in PGA Tour history.
The 21-year-old Huh closed with an 8-under 65 to match Allenby at 13-under 271 on the seaside El Camaleon course. Allenby had a two-stroke lead with a hole to play in regulation, but the 40-year-old Australian closed with a double bogey.
The playoff fell three holes short of the PGA Tour record of 11 set in the 1949 Motor City Open when Cary Middlecoff and Lloyd Mangrum were declared co-winners. The playoff was the fifth to go eight holes and first since the 1983 Phoenix Open.