Simpson wins playoff, Donald ties for thirdNORTON, Mass. - Luke Donald could not stop the Deutsche Bank Championship getting away from him for the second year in a row in Boston.
After charging to the turn in 30 and leading the second of the FedEx Cup playoff events by one with seven holes to play, England's World Number One double-bogeyed the 12th and dropped another stroke on the short 16th.
Donald, joint runner-up last September after leading into the back nine, did birdie the par five last for a 67 and 13 under par total, but finished two behind Americans Chez Reavie and Webb Simpson – the latter claiming victory in a playoff.
At least Donald's hopes of the US$10,000,000 FedEx Cup jackpot are still alive – he also leads The Race to Dubai, of course.
Donald was two behind Bubba Watson at the start of the day, but with the left-hander having a shocker he and playing partner Simpson fed off each other.
Both eagled the seventh after three earlier birdies and when they birdied the ninth they were both out in 30.
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