FORT WORTH, Texas – Steve Stricker has all sorts of top-10 finishes on the PGA Tour this season. Now he has the best one, too.

Stricker birdied the second hole of a playoff with Tim Clark and Steve Marino to win the Crowne Plaza Invitational on Sunday. Stricker finished second, third, fourth, sixth and seventh this year before breaking through at Colonial.

The 42-year-old Stricker shot a 2-under 68 to match Marino (68) and Clark (70) at 17-under 263. Stricker earned $1,116,000 for his fifth career Tour victory.

On the par-4 17th on the second extra hole, Stricker put his approach to 4 feet, and Clark almost matched it – but his approach hit the stick and rolled more than 20 feet away. He missed his birdie try and Stricker made his.

Jason Day, a 21-year-old Australian who recently became a Colonial member, shot a 69 to finish fourth at 16 under. England’s Paul Casey (66) followed at 15 under.

Principal Charity Classic

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Mark McNulty won the Principal Charity Classic for his seventh Champions Tour victory, beating Fred Funk with a 30-foot birdie putt on the fourth hole of a playoff.

The 55-year-old McNulty, from Zimbabwe, closed with a 5-under 66 to match Funk (66) and second-round leader Nick Price (68) at 10-under 203 on the Glen Oaks Country Club course. McNulty and Funk birdied the second extra hole to eliminate Price.


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