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Johson stuns Woods on playoff hole

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For an ending nobody could have seen coming at the World Challenge. That's where Tiger Woods had a four-shot lead with just eight holes left to play. Surely he couldn't be caught at that point, right?

Well, Zach Johnson pulled off the seemingly impossible, catching Woods on the 18th green, and then pipping him in a playoff.

Right to the drama, Johnson had found water, and must hole out his fourth shot after a drop at 18 to have any sort of chance and how about this?

The ball bounces in from 58 yards, saving par when a bogey seemed all but certain. It's a most improbable fightback, four birdies and just one bogey on the back nine, Even Johnson, himslef struggling to take it in, and that puts all the pressure on Woods to do something special.

That's because he's hitting from the bunker, but can still claim the title if he holes out. The ball coming so close, before rolling past the flag. He putts out, And that means a playoff . Tiger finds the bunker again almost Identical spot, Identical result.

The ball rolling past the target yet again, leaving Johnson a chance to earn the championship with his next shot. So this is for the win, it's quite a long putt, but Johnson has the curve figured just about right ... Only to see the ball roll very slightly past the hole. So he settles for the tap-in, and then everyone's waiting to see what Tiger can do.

Five feet to extend the playoff, but the ball lips out, you couldn't see Tiger missing that. Johnson gets the victory. He's moving into the world's Top Ten for the first time.

"I had a two-shot lead starting out the day, got it up to I think three, and Zach, I don't know how, oh, the last three iron shots didn't go in the hole, it was pretty impressive what he did on 16, 17, and 18 and, you know, he got me." Tiger Woods, said.

"It's nice, especially when it's my last tournament of the year, and you know, I mean he, Tiger played great. I mean a couple of putts here, a couple of putts there, ones that I made he seemed to miss so tip of the cap, he's our host." Zach Johnson said.

So it's Johnson taking the playoff, four strokes to five, after he and Woods both finished 13-under-par in regulation. Matt Kuchar and Bubba Watson share joint third at nine-under. With the fifth spot going to Webb Simpson.


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