Kevin Tway takes maiden PGA win after a play-off at Safeway Open

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       Kevin Tway won the Safeway Open in California

Tway rolled in a 10-foot birdie putt at the third hole of sudden death to win the first event of the United States tour's 2018-19 season over Ryan Moore at Silverado Resort in Napa, California.

Tway, the 30-year-old son of Greg Norman's 1986 US PGA Championship nemesis Bob Tway, triumphed from Moore with a 10-foot birdie putt at the third play-off hole after Snedeker was eliminated at the first.

Baddeley shot a closing three-under-par 69 to finish at 13-under and one shot behind the all-American playoff involving overnight leader Brandt Snedeker (74), Ryan Moore (67) and Kevin Tway (71).

Tway, the son of 1986 PGA Championship victor Bob, was in a three-way race for the title after going around in 71 in the final day and finishing on 14-under alongside compatriots Ryan Moore and Brandt Snedeker.

Aaron Baddeley, who earned a spot in the tournament through the Monday qualifier, birdied the last hole to shoot 69 and finished one stroke back in a tie for fourth with Luke List (67), Troy Merritt (68), Sam Ryder (69) and Sungjae Im (71) of South Korea.

Moore matched Tway's birdies at the first and second playoff holes, before succumbing at the third - the par-four 10th.

The event was the opener of the PGA Tour's 2018-19 season.

"I'm really proud of the way I stepped up there and hit some quality shots when I needed to", Sneaker said. The birdie at the 18th put him in a five-way tie for fifth.

Moore, who started the day seven shots behind Snedeker, was happy just to have been in contention.

"When I got done with my round there were plenty of guys with plenty of holes left". "It sucks right now, but I'm playing next week".

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