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10 years & 6 playoff holes later, Molder wins

It took nearly a decade after leaving Georgia Tech and the longest play-off of the year on the PGA Tour, but finally Bryce Molder captured his first maiden tour victory.

The 32-year-old from Harrison, Arkansas outlasted Briny Baird after regulation play, making a 6-foot birdie putt on the sixth playoff hole at the Open on Sunday.

''It's a little surreal right now,'' Molder said.

Molder and Baird were stuck in a loop, going from the 17th hole to the 18th hole in three cycles before the deadlock was broken.

While Tiger Woods once more hogged the limelight and the headlines, albeit inadvertently, after being the target of a hotdog-throwing fan at the CordeValle course during his round the previous day, Molder could not be denied his moment in the sun.
After two hours of extra holes, Baird blinked and Molder made the putt for the win and a jump of 47 places to 108th in the Official World Golf Rankings.

''You practice and work, and you just hope there's some validating behind it,'' said Molder, who won in his 132nd start on tour.

''I don't feel I deserved to win. But I happened to settle myself down to play.''

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