After 106 starts on the PGA Tour, Waterford’s Seamus Power claims his first win on tour in an epic sudden-death playoff at the Barbasol Championship in Kentucky.
Séamus Power and his fellow tour competitor JT Poston, tee’d up for an extra six holes in order to decide the winner of the 2021 Barbasol Championship in Kentucky. Power and Poston were neck and neck for five extra play-off holes after playing their final rounds.
Power wrestled his way into a play-off by shooting a five-under 67 in the final round of the Barbasol Championship. Poston however, made double bogey at the par 5 15th and a bogey at the par 3 16th, to hobble into the playoff with a 70.
On the sixth play-off hole, the American’s tee shot found the water. Having now dropped a shot, Poston was still hunting a par until he pushed his approach shot wide of the green, getting up and down for bogey.
Power however was putting for birdie and could take the tournament with a par. After narrowly missing his birdie put, Power tapped in for par and a winners cheque for $630,000.
Now a PGA Tour winner, Power is eligible for automatic qualification to the Sentry Tournament of Champions, The Players Championship and the PGA Championship next year as well as a two-year Tour exemption. Power has now also finished inside the top 20 in six consecutive tour events, including three top 10s.
Although the majority of the golfing world’s attention was directed towards Collin Morikawa and his Open Championship triumph at Royal St. George, they missed what was undoubtedly a nail-bitter in Kentucky.