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Moore beats Woodland in Monday playoff in Malaysia

Ryan Moore beats Gary Woodland in a playoff in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Ryan Moore birdied the first hole of a playoff with Gary Woodland on Monday to win the CIMB Classic after an overnight wait caused by thunderstorms.

Moore made a 5-foot birdie putt on par-5 18th hole after Woodland was short with his chip from just off the green.

Woodland and Moore finished regulation at 14-under 274 on Sunday with darkness descending on the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club, forcing the playoff to be postponed until Monday morning. The players endured about 3 1/2 hours of delays Sunday.

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The tournament was an official PGA Tour event for the first time. Moore received a two-year PGA Tour exemption and a spot in the Masters.

The 30-year-old American won for the third time on the PGA Tour. He also won the 2009 Wyndham Championship and 2012 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

On Sunday, in a steady rain with shadows being cast by floodlights, Woodland had a chance to win on the 18th hole but missed a 10-foot birdie putt just wide by an inch.

Woodland settled for a 3-under 69, and Moore had a 70.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Chris Stroud finished a stroke back.

A bogey-double bogey finish over his final four holes left Graham DeLaet of Weyburn, Sask. four shots back and in a tie for seventh. DeLaet will be in the field for his first ever World Golf Championship event in China this week, made possible by his performance during the FedEx Cup playoffs.

David Hearn of Brantford, Ont., had a forgettable final round. A 9-over 81 which included six consecutive bogeys dropped him down into a tie for 68th.

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Driver: TaylorMade Burner SuperFast TP (Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7 shaft), 8.5 degrees

3-wood: TaylorMade RocketBallz Stage 2 (Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7 shaft), 15 degrees

5-wood: TaylorMade RocketBallz Stage 2 (Fujikura Motore Speeder 8.2X shaft), 19 degrees

Irons (3-PW): PING S55 (True Temper Dynamic Gold Lite X100 shafts)

Wedges: PING Tour with Gorge Grooves (54 degrees; True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 shaft); Callaway Mack Daddy 2 (60 degrees; KBS Tour shaft)

Putter: YES! Sandy-12

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Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

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