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 Bryce Molder celebrates his victory at the at Cordevalle



Santa Cruz, California - At the at Cordevalle, Briny Baird (67) and Bryce Molder (64) traded body blows in regulation, then hay makers in extra time.Finally on the sixth playoff hole, with the sun just about on the horizon Bryce Molder drained a six footer to seal his first PGA Tour victory.

Molder came out of Georgia Tech on tour a decade ago with some serious hype . . . he finally validated his potential, and will now have his ticket punched to Hawaii and the Tournament of Champions.

The runner up finish moves Briny Baird into 93rd on the money list, securing his card for the 2012 season.After 347 starts, Briny will continue insearch of his first win.

Briny's neighbor at The Bear's Club Ernie Els, finished tied for 4th at -14, after a final round 68, it was Ernie's first top ten finish in 2011.

Tiger Woods finished a mediocre week tied for 30th at -7.


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Ricky Fowler and Rory McIlroy celebrate Fowler's first professional victory in Korea


Korea - At the Kolon Korean Open, Ricky Fowler (67) got his long awaited first victory beating Rory McIlroy (64) by six.


“It was a lot of fun,” Fowler said. “I played well early on in the final round and then I was comfortable over the last few holes. Overall, I enjoyed the whole week.

“It feels great to have the first win. I played well all week, although I did have to hang in on Friday and post a score. But on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, I had good control of my ball, I drove well and I made some putts.”