16 Oct 2008

Playoff eagle helps Furyk beat Harrington

10:02 am on 16 October 2008

The American golfer Jim Furyk sank an eight-foot eagle putt to beat Padraig Harrington at the first playoff hole in the PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Bermuda.

The Irishman birdied the par-five 18th hole and again had to settle for the bridesmaid's role in the elite four-man event, having lost to Argentina's Angel Cabrera in a playoff last year.

The pair had finished the 36 regulation holes on four-under-par 136 at The Mid Ocean Club in Tucker's Town, Furyk matching Harrington's two-under 68 with a birdie at the last.

The twice U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen carded a 71 to finish third at one-over 141 four ahead of fellow South African Trevor Immelman, the U.S. Masters winner.

The event, held in Bermuda for the second year running, traditionally features the winners of the season's four majors.