Nick Taylor rode a late surge to safe his fifth PGA Tour title within the second gap of a playoff in opposition to Charley Hoffman on the WM Phoenix Open.
The Canadian birdied three of his last 4 holes on Sunday to drive the playoff in opposition to America’s Hoffman, who soared to the highest of the leaderboard with a fourth-round rating of 64.
After every man birdied the primary additional gap, Hoffman left his birdie try brief, leaving the window open for Taylor to sink a birdie putt from 11 toes and clinch the title.
It closed out what had been a frantic last day with Zach Johnson and Billy Horschel earlier exchanging indignant phrases with spectators.
Johnson was filmed remonstrating with followers at TPC Scottsdale and could possibly be heard telling them “I’m sick of it” earlier than demanding they “just shut up”.
It was not obvious from the clip, which was posted on social media, what prompted the previous US Ryder Cup captain to lose his mood.
In a separate incident, Horschel was seen remonstrating with a spectator for calling out whereas considered one of his enjoying companions, qualifier Nicolo Galletti, was about to hit a shot.
“Buddy, when he’s over a shot shut the hell up man,” Horschel shouted.
“He’s trying to hit a damn golf shot here – it’s our f****** job.”
The WM Phoenix Open is well the perfect attended event in golf, however the behaviour of some followers has once more attracted extra consideration than the golf itself.
One man was arrested after leaping over the ropes and diving right into a greenside bunker on the par-three sixteenth, the place he proceeded to carry out ‘snow angels’ within the sand.
Tournament officers have been compelled to close spectator gates sooner than deliberate after being overwhelmed by the turnout and gross sales of alcohol have been quickly halted.
Former BMW PGA Championship winner Byeong Hun An took to social media to model the occasion a “shit show” which was “totally out of control on every hole”.
He added: “Played here multiple times over the years and it was fine until today.”