Tournament of champions: Justin Thomas wins play-off Hawaii

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Thomas recovered after dropping two shots on the last three holes of his final round Final leaderboard-14 Thomas (US) *, Reed (US), Schauffele (US); -11 Cantlay (USA); -10 Fowler (USA), Niemann (Chi); -9 D. Johnson (USA), Morikawa (USA), Woodland (USA); -8 J Rahm (Spa) Selected others: -2 Casey (Eng), -1 McDowell (NI) * Thomas wins at third extra hole Full leaderboard

Justin Thomas said he was "very lucky" after Patrick Reed and Xander Defeat Schauffele in a play-off to win the tournament of champions in Hawaii.

The 26-year-old American won his 12th American PGA Tour title despite two of the last three holes in the regulations.

He birdied the third extra hole to defeat Reed after defending champion Schauffele was eliminated at the first play-off hole.

The trio had completed 72 holes with 14 under par totals of 278.

The tournament only includes players who won the PGA Tour last year and Thomas, the champion of 2017, had a head start of two hits to play with three, but left one behind on the 16th and then had a bogey six on the 18th par-five in 18 a four-under-par 69.

Schnerele, world number eight, reached the last green in two, but uttered a seven-foot birdie putt for victory, carded a three-under 70.

Reed, ranked 11, was already in the clubhouse at 14 under after hedging from a bogey-free seven-under 66 with a 20-leg birdie putt at the 72nd hole.

The 2018 US Masters champion had putts to win on each of the first two play-off holes, but was unable to drop efforts of 30 feet and 12 feet.

"For some reason I had to win this week. I was very lucky," said Thomas.

"I really felt that through 15 holes I was one of the best rounds I have ever played."

He started the day with one blow off Schauffele & # 39; s lead for a series of six birdies in eight holes.

"He made ridiculous shots, made good putts in the wind, and earned the lead he got," Schauffele said.

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