(Reuters) - Kevin Na recovered from a meltdown before beating fellow American Patrick Cantlay in a playoff at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas on Sunday.
Na sank a four-foot par putt at the second extra hole at TPC Summerlin to avoid what would have been a sickening loss.
He had given up a four-shot lead on the back nine, primarily due to a triple-bogey at the 10th hole.
Na shot one-under-par 70 while Cantlay carded 68. The pair tied at 23-under-par 261, two shots ahead of Pat Perez.
Na holed a clutch nine-foot putt at the first playoff hole, the par-four 18th, to match Cantlay’s birdie, before winning it when they played the hole again and Cantlay three-putted.
Reporting by Andrew Both in Cary, North Carolina; editing by Richard Pullin