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Playoff hole by hole: Haas beats Mahan


 ATLANTA – Here’s a hole-by-hole look at the playoff between Bill Haas and Hunter Mahan to decide the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola and the FedExCup with its $10 million bonus. Haas won the playoff on the third extra hole.

PLAYOFF HOLE 1 (par-3 18th)

Haas’ tee shot hits the front of the grandstand to the right of the green but bounces back into the rough behind the bunker

Mahan follows with a tee shot that finds the bunker to the right of the green.

Haas chips to inside 11 feet. That’s what he’ll have to make par.

Mahan’s bunker shot checks up 6 feet, 5 inches from the pin.

Haas rolls in the par putt, putting the pressure on Mahan.

Mahan follows with his own clutch putt to keep the playoff going.

PLAYOFF HOLE 2 (par-4 17th)

Haas finds the middle bunker down the right-hand side of the fairway with his tee shot. He’s 151 yards from the pin.

Mahan splits the fairway with his tee shot. He’s just 140 yards from the pin.

Despite a good lie, Haas’ approach shot sails to the left of the green and rolls into the water hazard. But he still has a shot to splash out, as most of the ball is sitting above the water.

Mahan plays to the middle of the green and has a 25 feet, 3 inch putt for birdie.

With one foot in the water, Haas hits a tremendous shot and gets it to stop inside 3 feet.

Mahan slides his birdie putt past the hole.

Both players make their short par putts to extend the playoff.

PLAYOFF HOLE 3 (par-3 18th)

Haas’ 4-iron off the tee lands at the back of the green and rolls against the fringe. He’s 51 feet from the pin.

Mahan immediately turns his head in disgust after hitting his 4-iron, which lands to the right of the bunker and bounces into the sand trap.

Mahan blasts his bunker shot well past the hole. He’ll be 14 feet, 11 inches from the pin.

Haas decides to use his belly putter from the fringe. He rolls it to just outside 4 feet.

Mahan’s par putt veers to the right of the hole and never had a chance.

Haas rolls in his par putt. It’s worth $11.4 million.

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