Woody Austin rekindles career

The last two years, in comparison to his earlier PGA Tour career at least, have not been good to Woody Austin but today his career took a new lease of life when he won a playoff at the Sanderson Farms Championship in Madison in Mississippi.

For Austin, who is playing without status on the PGA Tour and relying on the occasional invite, the victory is his 4th on the PGA Tour and sets the 49 year old up for a Champions Tour career in the years ahead. The victory gives him the right to play the PGA Tour for two years and by then he will hopefully be established on the Champions Tour.

He becomes the 8th oldest player to win a PGA Tour title.

Austin defeated Daniel Summerhays and Cameron Becker at the first extra hole after all three had tied for the 72 hole lead at 20 under par.

Steven Bowditch, Peter Lonard and Stuart Appleby led the Australians when they tied for 17th, Lonard playing his first PGA Tour event of the season after an unsuccessful run to date on the Web.Com Tour.

The PGA Tour now moves to Canada for this week's Canadian Open at the famed Glen Abbey near Toronto.

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