Maggert denies Goosen season-long race with playoff hole-out

Jeff Maggert denied Retief Goosen the season-long Charles Schwab Cup when he holed out for eagle in a playoff to win the Charles Schwab Championship on the Champions Tour.

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Mon, 11 Nov 2019
Maggert denies Goosen season-long race with playoff hole-out

If you thought the final round of the Turkish Airlines Open was the most dramatic end to a tournament you've seen for a while then think again, because the final round of the Charles Schwab Championship on the Champions Tour was unbelievable.

The final day of the Charles Schwab Cup was set, in a similar set up to the FedEx Cup, where the winner of season-long competition came down to who could finish the highest at the end of teh Charles Schwab Championship.

Scott McCarron had lead the Schwab Cup for the majority of the season, but a lacklustre performance in the final competition left him 27th out of 34, meaning his fate was no longer in his hands.

Instead, it was in the hands of Jeff Maggert, who was in a playoff with Retief Goosen to decide the winner of the Charles Schwab Championship.

Victory for Goosen would have given the South African enough points to win the Schwab Cup, as well as the Schwab Championship, taking home a combined $1.44 million ($440,000 for the 1st place and $1m for the annuity).

After playing the 18th hole twice, the tournament was still without a winner, although both players had their chances to take home the trophy. The third playoff hole saw Goosen and Maggert take on the par-4 17th, where Goosen's incredible shot from the fairway bunker landed inside ten feet, giving himself a perfect opportunity to win.

What happened next was something spectacular, as Maggert's shot from the fairway was dialled in towards the flag, taking a couple of bounces and then dropping into the hole for an eagle. Watch the fantastic moment for yourself below:




The eagle for Maggert meant he had won the Charles Schwab Championship, but it also meant that McCarron won the season-long Schwab Cup and the $1 million annuity.

“Jeff Maggert, my favorite player on PGA TOUR Champions, holes out!” an animated McCarron yelled afterward. “I can’t believe it!”

“I think he owes me some good red wine or something,” a smiling Maggert said.

It wasn't the only hole-out of the day, as Colin Montgomerie signed off his season in style, sinking his second shot on the 18th hole for an eagle of his own...