Prices Birdie Putt Wins CVS Playoff

By Associated PressJune 21, 2006, 4:00 pm
BARRINGTON, R.I. -- Nick Price teamed with Tim Clark to win the CVS Charity Classic best-ball tournament Tuesday, with Price holing a 12-foot birdie putt on the second hole of a playoff against Brad Faxon and Mike Weir.
 
Both teams closed with a 9-under 62s to finish at 19-under 123 on the Rhode Island Country Club course. Weir forced the playoff with a 5-foot birdie putt on the final hole of regulation in the two-day tournament.
 
This was a very big putt for me today for my self-confidence, said the 49-year-old Price, who won the last of his 18 PGA Tour victories in 2002. If I make a few more like that Ill start feeling better again. ... I havent played that well since I last won a tourney, so it was nice to be part of a team and to have some support.
 
Price and Clark split the $250,000 first-place check.
 
Price also won a playoff in the 2001 event when he made a 3-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole while playing with Mark Calcavecchia against Faxon and Gary Player. Faxon, who grew up and still lives in Barrington, has had four second-place finishes.
 
The team of PGA Tour rookie Bubba Watson and second-your pro J.B. Holmes trailed Price-Clark and Faxon-Weir by one stroke as they approached the 17th hole. Watson and Holmes each parred the last two holes for a 63 and a third-place tie with Tom Lehman and Tim Herron (61) at 18 under.
 
Barrington native Brett Quigley made the first hole-in-one since the initial tournament in 1999, using a 9-iron on the 145-yard 17th. Lee Janzen and Scott McCarron each aced that hole in 1999. Quigleys ball bounced 3 feet from the cup before rolling in for his first ace in pro competition.
 
CVS Charity Classic Scores
Tuesday Results - Yardage: 6,688; Par: 71

x-denotes won in a playoff:
x-Price-Clark, $250,000 61-62--123
Faxon-Weir, $175,000 61-62--123
Lehman-Herron, $130,000 63-61--124
Holmes-Watson,$130,000 61-63--124
Andrade-Olazabel, $112,500 64-61--125
Cink-Sluman, $112,500 60-65--125
Irwin-Jacobsen, $102,500 65-61--126
B. Quigley-D. Quigley, $102,500 64-62--126
Love III-Glover, $95,000 66-62--128
DiMarco-Funk, $90,000 63-68--131
 
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