TOOWOOMBA, Australia – Tim Hart needed a bogey on the final hole to shoot 59 for what would have been a two-shot victory on the PGA Tour of Australasia. He lost the magic number - and the tournament.
Hart hit out-of-bounds and made triple bogey Sunday on the par-4 closing hole at City Golf Club, giving him a 9-under 61. It was still enough to get into a playoff, but David Klein of Germany made birdie on the first extra hole to win the Coca-Cola Queensland PGA Championship.
Hart, who started the final round seven shots behind, was 9 under on the back nine alone and didn't know where he stood on the leaderboard. He chose driver and hooked his tee shot out-of-bounds, drove the next one into the trees and made a triple bogey.
''After hitting the driver so well, I put the worst swing of the week on it right there,'' Hart told The Courier-Mail. ''Mate, it's easy to be disappointed, but if someone had said I'd be in a playoff for the title when starting the day 20th, I would have grabbed it. Even on the 18th tee, I wasn't trying to think too much about breaking 60. I just wanted to stay aggressive because I hadn't seen a leaderboard and wanted to keep pushing.
''If I'd known I was three or four shots in front, maybe the 2-iron comes out.''
Here's a look at Hart's scorecard: