McCarron's birdie in playoff beats Byrum in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Scott McCarron made a birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff and beat Tom Byrum to win the second of three PGA Tour Champions playoff events Sunday.

McCarron and Byrum both shot 3-under 69s in regulation to finish at 13-under on the James River Course at The Country Club of Virginia. Byrum created the tie with a birdie at the 16th hole. Both made pars on the next two holes before McCarron's winning putt gave him his second victory this season.

Byrum putted first on the first extra hole, but his 15-foot putt slid past on the left edge before McCarron rolled in a slightly bending putt into the center of the cup.

McCarron had missed a birdie putt on the 54th and final hole of regulation to necessitate the playoff.

Kevin Sutherland, who shot a course-record 63 with seven birdies and an eagle, and Brandt Jobe (67) shared third place, with Fred Funk alone in fifth after finishing his round with four consecutive birdies for a 67.

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