Brian Stuard wins first PGA title at rain-hit Zurich Classic of New Orleans

Brian Stuard celebrates with the Zurich Classic of New Orleans trophy
Stuard turned professional in 2005 and had twice been a runner-up on the PGA Tour
Zurich Classic of New Orleans
-15 B Stuard (US), J Lovemark (US), An Byeong-hun (SK); (Stuard won at second extra hole); -14 B Wyatt (US); -13 C Kirk (US), J Day (Aus), J Vegas (Ven) Selected others -8 R Fowler (US); -5 J Donaldson (Wal), B Taylor (Eng)

American Brian Stuard won his first PGA Tour title with victory in a three-way play-off at the weather-curtailed Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

The event at the TPC Louisiana was shortened to three rounds after several delays due to rain and thunderstorms.

Stuard, 33, was level at 15 under with compatriot Jamie Lovemark and South Korean An Byeong-hun after 54 holes.

He won at the second extra hole, the par-five 18th, after a superb third shot to three feet led to a birdie.

After disruption on both Thursday and Saturday, only three hours of play were possible on Sunday because of further bad weather.

When the tournament resumed on Monday, world number one Jason Day had four birdies in six holes in a closing 66 to finish two shots off the lead.

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