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Hideki Matsuyama outlasted Webb Simpson in a four-hole playoff Sunday to win the 2017 Waste Management Phoenix Open after both golfers sat at 17 under par through four rounds.

The two managed to separate themselves from a crowded leaderboard and take the lion’s share of the $6.7 million purse.

Here is a look at the final leaderboard and prize-money payouts for the top golfers:

2017 Waste Management Phoenix Open: Results and Payouts
Hideki Matsuyama -5 -17 $1, 206, 000
Webb Simpson -7 $723, 600
Louis Oosthuizen -6 -16 $455, 600
T4 Rickie Fowler -15 $294, 000
J.J. Spaun -4
Byeong Hun An +2 -14 $241, 200
T7 Daniel Berger -3 -13 $216, 075
Martin Laird
T9 Jordan Spieth -12 $180, 900
Matt Kuchar -1
Graham DeLaet

At 16 under, Byeong Hun An entered Sunday with a one-stroke lead, but two straight bogeys on Nos. 10 and 11 dropped him to even on the day and left the door open for the rest of the field.

His day got worse, as bogeys on Nos. 17 and 18 dropped him to sixth place at 14 under overall.

Initially, Louis Oosthuizen was the man to catch, as his charge on the final five holes put him in contention for the victory at 16 under.

Starting the day at 10 under, Oosthuizen strung together a clean round that saw him go three under through the first 13 holes, including a 24-footer on No. 9:

He caught fire on No. 14, birdieing three of his next four holes to pull into a tie for the lead.

Moments later, the three-way tie became a four-way tie when Simpson birdied No. 17.

But Matsuyama collected his third birdie of the day on No. 15 to take a momentary lead at 17 under as he continued his dominance on par fives, as the PGA Tour shared:


Hideki on the last four par 5s … Birdie Eagle Birdie Birdie He leads by 1 with 3 to play at the @WMPhoenixOpen. https://t.co/ygGm9CBt6b

2/5/2017, 9:52:57 PM

Simpson joined him moments later with a birdie on No. 18 to finish off a day that was throttled into gear by an eagle on No. 3.

Matsuyama was unable to find a winner on his final three holes, forcing a playoff. However, the two remained as evenly matched during the playoff as they were in regulation, parring the first three holes.

Simpson came agonizingly close to winning it on the third hole, but his birdie putt was inches short, as the PGA Tour shared:


Webb … for the win … It’s a game of inches. #QuickHits https://t.co/W4U7svlwVz

2/5/2017, 11:38:30 PM


Source: bleacherreport.com