Johnson beats Woods in World Challenge playoff

Updated: December 8, 2013

Thousand Oaks, CA ( – After a dramatic par on the final hole
of regulation, Zach Johnson two-putted for par on the first playoff hole
Sunday to defeat Tiger Woods and win the World Challenge.

Johnson dunked his approach shot on No. 18 in regulation, then holed his chip
shot for par. Woods got up and down from a greenside bunker to end alongside
Johnson at 13-under-par 275.

Both players found the fairway off the 18th tee. Woods, who shot 2-under 70 in
the final round, dumped his second in the same bunker he was in at the end of
regulation. Johnson played his approach to about 30 feet.

Woods blasted to about three feet, then Johnson, who closed with a 4-under 68,
two-putted for par. Woods’ par-saving putt lipped out to give Johnson the

Matt Kuchar (67) and Bubba Watson (70) shared third place at minus-9 at
Sherwood Country Club.

Webb Simpson shot 4-under 68 on Sunday to grab fifth at 7-under 281, while
2010 and 2012 winner Graeme McDowell posted a 3-under 69 to take sixth at