Published: Thu, October 11, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Kevin Tway takes maiden PGA win after a play-off at Safeway Open

Kevin Tway takes maiden PGA win after a play-off at Safeway Open

"I'm kind of at a loss for words".

Tway, who said his victory had probably reduced his father to tears, beat Ryan Moore and Brandt Snedeker to claim the title in Napa, northern California.

"I think I birdied my last five holes - that always helps".

Tway rolled in a 10-foot birdie putt at the third hole of sudden death to win the first event of the United States tour's 2018-19 season over Ryan Moore at Silverado Resort in Napa, California.

His father, Bob Tway, was an eight-time victor on the PGA Tour who captured the 1986 PGA Championship by sinking a bunker shot on the last hole to defeat Greg Norman. "Didn't make any putts".

The remaining duo repeated that before heading to the par-four 10th, where Tway made another birdie to clinch the crown. "I basically gave it away and it stinks right now, but I'll get over this and maybe it will help me down the road". "I had that full control".

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"I didn't even expect to be in this position", Moore said. Golf is amusing and it can work its way out sometimes, so this was a bonus. "On a day like today it's not about necessarily how you're swinging, it's about how you just get the ball in the hole and somehow I managed to do that".

Tway, the son of 1986 PGA Championship victor Bob, was in a three-way race for the title after going around in 71 in the final day and finishing on 14-under alongside compatriots Ryan Moore and Brandt Snedeker. "There was debris flying everywhere".

"It was challenging but yet very playable conditions", Mickelson said. Making three birdies is pretty good.

Im earned his PGA Tour card for the 2018-2019 season after leading the second-tier Tour in money last season.

Two-time defending champion Brendan Steele had a 75 to finish at 3 under.

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