Danny Lee shot 67 in regulation and made birdie on both extra holes to win a four-man playoff at The Greenbrier Classic over David Hearn, Robert Streb and Kevin Kisner. Here’s what happened in overtime at the Old White TPC.
Leaderboard: Lee (-13), Hearn (-13), Streb (-13), Kisner (-13)
What it means: This is the first PGA Tour victory for Lee, 24, who won the 2008 U.S. Amateur at the age of 18. His best previous result was a second-place finish at the Puerto Rico Open – opposite the WGC at Doral – last year. Lee shot 67 in regulation, making four birdies and dropping just one shot. Putting from roughly the same spot he missed from in regulation, Lee made his birdie putt on the first extra hole and was matched by Hearn. His two-putt par on the par-5 17th was enough to win after Hearn got himself in trouble and made bogey. In addition to the trophy and the $1.2 million, the win qualifies Lee for the Open Championship at St. Andrews
Best of the rest: Four back to start the day, Kisner made seven birdies against a lone bogey to shoot 6-under 64 and be the first to post 13 under. He was eliminated on the first playoff hole when he missed the green long, chunked two chips from heavy rough and finally put his fourth shot on the green. This is his third playoff loss this year following close calls at the RBC Heritage and The Players. Just 1 under at the turn, Streb accidentally broke his putter on the ninth green, tossing it in the direction of his bag. Forced to putt the back nine with his 56-degree wedge, Streb made five birdies against a lone bogey to close in 4-under 32 and join the playoff. He, like Kisner, missed the green long on the first playoff hole and was eliminated. Even par at the turn, Hearn played a spotless back nine, carding three birdies to finish with a 3-under 67. After halving the first playoff, Hearn missed the fairway at 17 and punched out into the heavy rough on the lip of a fairway bunker. After another pitch out, his near-perfect fourth shot flew a yard too long, trickled off the green and then down a hill, ending his chances. This is the second time Hearn has lost in a playoff; he was on the wrong end of Jordan Spieth's first Tour victory at the John Deere in 2013. A consolation prize, the tie for second qualifies Hearn for the Open Championship.
Round of the day: Russell Henley turned in a 7-under 63, making nine birdies against two bogeys. The low round vaulted him 30 spots into solo fifth at 12 under, one shot out of the playoff.
Biggest disappointment: Justin Thomas held the lead by himself at 13 under through eight holes – and then imploded. The 22-year-old bogeyed No. 9 and double bogeyed No. 10 thanks to a four-putt from 16 feet. He went on to bogey No. 13 and quadruple bogey No. 16 after hitting two balls in the water. He played his final 10 holes eight under to shoot 5-over 75 and finish in a tie for 54th at 5 under. Also of note, none of the for 54-hole leaders – Bryce Molder (70), Jason Bohn (71), Sean O’Hair (71) and S.J. Park (75) – broke par Sunday.
Shot of the day: Really, any one of Streb's five back-nine birdies while putting with his wedge.
Quote of the day: “The head went flying and I was like, ‘Uh oh.’” – Streb