Brett Rumford wins Ballantine's with play-off eagle

Rumford choked back tears as he thanked his wife, Sally, for her support. The win, his fourth on the European Tour and his first since 2007, came one day before her birthday.

updated: April 28, 2013 18:25 IST
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Icheon, South Korea: Australia's Brett Rumford survived a late wobble to win the Ballantine's Championship in dramatic style on Sunday, hitting an eagle on the first extra hole to seal the win.

Rumford blew a two-shot lead on the last two holes of regulation, double-bogeying the 17th and missing the fairway on the 18th before settling for par, leaving him tied at 11-under with Marcus Fraser and Peter Whiteford.

But Rumford recovered his poise on the first extra hole, the par-five 18th, hitting a much better tee shot and landing his second shot just a few feet above the hole before securing a fourth European Tour title.

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