Kevin Tway birdies in playoff to win Safeway Open

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Kevin Tway birdies in playoff to win Safeway Open

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Kevin Tway birdies in playoff to win Safeway Open

The final round of the Safeway Open took place Sunday at Silverado Resort and Spa’s North Course in Napa, Calif.

We tracked all final-day action. Catch up below…

UPDATE No. 14 (9:50 p.m. ET): Here’s a recap of how Tway won…

UPDATE No. 13 (9:35 p.m. ET): There it is!

Moore can’t get his putt to drop, and Tway proceeds to drain his 12-footer for birdie to win this playoff!

That’s three birdies in three playoff holes for Tway, who earns his first PGA Tour title.

UPDATE No. 12 (9:27 p.m. ET): Moore’s second shot comes up just short of the green in the fairway. He can putt that, maybe 20-25 feet for birdie.

Tway’s approach leaks a little right, but when it hits right of the putting surface it kicks left and finishes 12 feet right of the cup. That birdie putt could very well be for the win.

UPDATE No. 11 (9:23 p.m. ET): Tway is down the fairway with an iron at this par-4 10th while Moore finds himself just in the left rough. Advantage: Tway.

UPDATE No. 10 (9:19 p.m. ET): We’re onto a third playoff hole.

Moore hit a great putt right on line but it comes up maybe a foot short. Tway’s putt was average, but he does lag it 2.5 feet right and short. Moore tapped in right away for birdie, and Tway rolled his right in to extend.

We’re onto the par-4 10th for the third playoff hole.

UPDATE No. 9 (9:14 p.m. ET): This is getting good.

Moore hits a really solid one that lands short of the green and trundles on, finishing 40-50 feet from the cup for eagle. And then Tway hit a fantastic shot from the rough, landing this on the green and somehow getting it to only roll out to the back part of the surface. He will have about 35 feet for eagle.

Great stuff.

UPDATE No. 8 (9:09 p.m. ET): We’re playing the par-5 18th again.

Moore hits a beauty of a drive down the right side of the fairway, it rolls way down there. Tway misses by a few yards in left rough. Advantage: Moore.

UPDATE No. 7 (9:03 p.m. ET): And we are down to two.

Snedeker misses his birdie putt right. Tway follows by sneaking his in the left side, and Moore drains his birdie putt on the right side to extend.

Tway and Moore move onto a second playoff hole while Snedeker is eliminated. A tough day for Sneds, who had a five-shot lead at one point.

UPDATE No. 6 (9:01 p.m. ET): All three chips were nothing special.

Moore hits it closest (4 feet), while Tway has about 7 feet and Snedeker 9 feet. All of these are for birdie.

UPDATE No. 5 (8:55 p.m. ET): Snedeker and Moore get into prime position off the tee and Tway gets lucky as his dead pull kicks right and finishes harmlessly in the left rough.

Tway hits a nice second that finishes in a good spot short and right of the green. Moore’s and Snedeker’s second shots land on the green but can’t hold it. They are both just over the green in the rough.

Everyone is chipping or pitching for eagle. Not clear who has the advantage currently.

UPDATE No. 4 (8:46 p.m. ET): The playoff will begin momentarily. The first extra hole is the par-5 18th.

UPDATE No. 3 (8:40 p.m. ET): Snedeker drives into a bunker, lays up in rough and makes a messy par. Tway two-putts for birdie.

That means three players (including Moore) are in at 14 under. We have a three-way playoff upcoming!

UPDATE No. 2 (8:20 p.m. ET): Snedeker birdied No. 16 to take back the outright lead at 15 under. But he gave it right back with a bogey at the 17th.

He needs to birdie 18 then to get in at 15 under. That would likely be enough for victory, as clubhouse lead is currently 14 under and Kevin Tway (-13) would need to eagle 18 to get to 15 under.

UPDATE No. 1 (7:55 p.m. ET): Brandt Snedeker was leading by five at one point earlier this round, but he’s now fallen into a tie for the lead.

Ryan Moore birdies three of his last four holes for a 5-under 67 and to get in at 14 under. That ties him with Snedeker, who does have three holes left though. And Sneds has two par 5s remaining. So he’s still in the driver’s seat at the moment.

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