Sergio Garcia, Padraig Harrington head to playoff at British Open after Carnoustie bites back
Sergio Garcia missed a 10-foot putt on the final hole in an amazing final round of the British Open that saw Padraig Harrington twice go into the water on the final hole to fall out of the lead, only to see Garcia bogey the 18th to force extra holes.
The two will play a four-hole playoff to decide the winner and give Europe its first major champion in nearly a decade.
The finish brought back shades of 1999, also played at Carnoustie, when Jean Van de Velde also collapsed on the final hole. Needing par on the final hole after Harrington’s double bogey, Garcia hit his approach shot into the front bunker, but could not manage to get up and down for his par, as his putter failed him once again, leaving he and Harrington tied at 7-under.
More to come from what has turned out to be the most exciting major of the year.
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