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Leonard survives playoff at Memphis

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Associated Press / June 9, 2008

Justin Leonard thought he won on the final hole of regulation only to see his ball go left of the cup. Then he was a foot away from victory on the first playoff hole.

Luckily, his ball rolled one last turn into the cup on the next hole.

Leonard won the Stanford St. Jude Championship at Memphis in a playoff yesterday, holing a 19-foot birdie putt on the second extra hole to beat Masters champion Trevor Immelman and Robert Allenby.

Leonard blew a one-stroke lead with two holes left, but won on the 150-yard, par-3 11th, when Immelman pushed his birdie attempt.

It was Leonard's 12th PGA Tour title, his second at TPC Southwind, and his first since the 2007 Valero Texas Open - also in a playoff. He closed with a 4-under-par 68 to match Allenby (65) and Immelman (69) at 4-under 276, the highest 72-hole total since this event moved to the TPC at Southwind course in 1989.

Nationwide - Scott Gutschewski won his second career Nationwide title, closing with a 5-under 66 for a two-stroke victory over Chad Ginn and Esteban Toledo in the Rex Hospital Open at Raleigh, N.C.

Fran Quinn of Northborough, who was tied for the lead entering the final round, shot 77 and finished tied for 12th.

European - Jeev Milkha Singh had 18 consecutive pars for a 71 to win the 54-hole rain-shortened Bank Austria Open by one stroke.

Golf Channel reported Adam Scott broke the pinkie finger on his right hand in an incident that involved the slamming of a car door.

Scott hasn't played since The Players Championship last month.

Scott is expected to play in this week's US Open. He is in the premier group, with Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, the top three players in the world rankings.

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