Keeping Score

6-hole playoff fails to settle Champions Tour finale

England’s Paul Broadhurst and American Kevin Sutherland match pars 6 times before darkness suspends Charles Schwab Cup

6: Number of holes that Paul Broadhurst and Kevin Sutherland played Sunday before darkness suspended the Champions Tour’s Charles Schwab Cup Championship on Sunday in Phoenix. Broadhurst shot 8-under 63 in the final round at Phoenix Country Club to set the clubhouse lead at 15-under 198. Sutherland, the 36-hole leader, squandered a five-stroke advantage before he made birdies on two of his final three holes to tie Broadhurst in the tour’s season finale. They went to a sudden-death playoff in which each made six pars – three extra trips on Nos. 17 and 18 – before darkness halted play. They were scheduled to return Monday morning to the tee at the par-4 17th. Broadhurst, 55, of England, is a five-time winner on the 50-and-older tour; Sutherland, 56, an American, has won three times on the Champions Tour. Germany’s Bernhard Langer, a 41-time Champions Tour winner who was seeking his first title in the tour championship, tied for fifth but clinched his sixth season points title. He and Fred Couples, who also tied for fifth, were among six former Masters champions who were competing before heading to Augusta National this week (scores).

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