Frazar breaks through in three-hole playoffMEMPHIS - Harrison Frazar got his first win on the PGA Tour Sunday as he defeated Sweden's Robert Karlsson in a three-hole playoff at the FedEx St, Jude Classic. For Karlsson, the loss was his second straight in this event.
After his approach shot to No. 18 found the water in regulation, Frazar was able to salvage a bogey and force a playoff with Karlsson. He became the first player to bogey No. 18 and go on to win here since Justin Leonard in 2005. Frazar and Leonard are the only two winners of the FedEx St. Jude Classic to bogey No. 18 in the final round since the event moved to TPC Southwind in 1989.
Frazar spoke of his excitement to reach three goals on the same day.
"I accomplished three goals today that I've had for 15 years, you know, which is to win a tournament, play in Maui, play in Augusta. That's pretty cool. I haven't had a chance to really wrap my arms around it yet, but it's pretty cool. I never thought that all three would come at once. But they have to. So this is pretty neat."
While it was "pretty neat" for Frazar, it was another near miss for Karlsson in the U.S. But, he was classy despite the loss.
"It was a great match, and someone has got to win and someone has got to lose," said Karlsson. "This time it was me. I'm very, very proud of the way I played and handled myself and there we go."
Both players will now go on to compete in the U.S. Open at Congressional C.C.
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