Graeme McDowell made a 27-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff (No. 18) to defeat Tiger Woods on Sunday in the Chevron World Challenge at Sherwood Country Club.
McDowell also birdied No. 18 in regulation to force the playoff, making a 20-footer after Woods had hit his approach shot within two feet.
McDowell rallied from a four-stroke deficit in the final round to cap a year in which he won the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach and clinched the Ryder Cup for the Europeans at Celtic Manor.