Xander Schauffele beats Tony Finau in Shanghai playoff as Rory McIlroy brings disappointing weekend to a close
Xander Schauffele beat Tony Finau in a play-off to win the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions in Shanghai.
The 25-year-old birdied the final two holes to card a four-under 68 and then birdied the par-five 18th to secure his third PGA title.
Finau, who carded a final-round 71, had to lay up after finding the bunker in the play-off and missed a 20-foot birdie putt to hand the title to Schauffele.
Defending champion Justin Rose finished third after a closing 72.
"When I was signing my card, I was like, 'Oh, wow. I actually went birdie-birdie to get in the playoff'," Schauffele told reporters. "I was just in my own world out there."
Rory McIlroy ended a disappointing week in tied-54th after carding a two-over-par round of 74 to finish on +10.