Jon Rahm outlasts Andrew Landry in playoff to win CareerBuilder Challenge

Jon Rahm
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Jon Rahm celebrates with the CareerBuilder Challenge trophy after winning in a four-hole, sudden-death playoff against Andrew Landry.
John Nicholson
The Associated Press

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 | 9:16 p.m.

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Jon Rahm beat Andrew Landry with a 12-foot birdie putt on the fourth hole of a playoff in the CareerBuilder Challenge.

In fading light Sunday on the Stadium Course at PGA West, Rahm finished off Landry for his second PGA Tour title and fourth worldwide victory in a year. The 23-year-old Spaniard will jump from third to second in the world ranking.

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Rahm overcame surprising par-5 problems in regulation to shoot 5-under 67. Landry forced the playoff with an 11-foot birdie putt on 18 for a 68. They finished at 22-under 266.

Rahm missed a chance to win on the first extra trip down the 18th when his 9-foot birdie try slid left, and on the second, Landry's 8-footer to end it went by to the right. They missed long birdie tries on the third extra hole, the par-4 10th.

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