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Scott Stallings decided there was not going to be a playoff in the Farmers Insurance Open.
Even though there was a group of six golfers tied for the lead late in the final round of the tournament, Stallings settled the issue when he made a birdie on the par-5 finishing hole to get to nine-under-par.
Stallings fired a four-under-par 68 and that allowed him to beat out K.J. Choi, Graham DeLaet, Jason Day and Pat Perez. Those four golfers finished at eight-under-par.
The win was the third of Stallings' career.
Stallings also earns an invitation to compete at the Masters in Augusta with the victory.
Scott Stallings shoots a 4-under 68 to win his second PGA Tour event. "I'm excited to go back [to Augusta] in April." Congrats, Scott!— Golf Digest (@GolfDigestMag) January 26, 2014
Leishman makes his birdie on the 18th, and he moves into a tie for second with Choi, DeLaet, Perez and Day. However, this day belonged to Stallings, as he brings it home with a birdie on 18.
Tremendous effort by Leishman as he lands the ball just where he needs to and spins it back, but it does not go in the hole. Close is not good enough as Leishman trailed by two shots and needed the eagle. He doesn't get it and Stallings gets the victory.
Leishman has to lay up on his second shot. If he's going to sent this tournament to a playoff, he's going to have to hole out from about 100-plus yards.
Leishman's tee shot sprayed wide to the right and his difficult situation grew even harder.
Stallings will be the winner unless Leishman records an eagle on the 18th hole.
Perez makes his birdie on the 18th, but it only gets him to eight-under-par and a tie for second place. Meanwhile, Leishman has to settle for par at the 17th hole and that means he will need an eagle at the 18th to force a playoff with Scott Stallings.
Unfortunately, it's all over for Woodland. He takes a double-bogey on the 17th and he drops to six-under.
Pat Perez would need an eagle on the 18th to get to nine-under, while Leishman would need to finish birdie, birdie. Woodland hit a terrible shot on the 17th and he hooked it into the hazard. He's going to have to take a drop, and he will be playing his third shot. Stallings may have won this tournament with his birdie on the 18th.
Huge putt for Scott Stallings on the 18th hole. He makes a birdie putt to get to nine-under-par and he is the clubhouse leader. Stallings actually had an eagle putt and he got it close, and then he made no mistake with the birdie putt.
Woodland had a testing putt on the 16th hole. It was about five feet and he could easily have gone right with it, but he drained it in the center of the jar and he remains tied for the lead at eight-under-par with two holes to play.
Pat Perez just misses a birdie putt on 17 as his ball burns the edge. Then Perez burned the television screen with expletives. He remains one stroke back at seven-under-par.
Stallings comes up with a huge drive on the par-5, 18th hole. He should be in a position to reach the green in two and that would give him an excellent opportunity to take the lead into the clubhouse.
If you're wondering... largest PGA Tour playoffs ever involved six players. Neal Lancaster won 1994 Nelson; Robert Allenby won 2001 Nissan.— Jason Sobel (@JasonSobelGC) January 26, 2014
Woodland had a great chance for a birdie at 15. However, he could not convert his seven-foot putt and he remains at eight-under-par. Meanwhile, Perez bogeyed to drop out of the lead. Now it's a five-way tie for the lead.
Torrey Pines 8 Under Club: K.J. Choi, Graham DeLaet, Jason Day in the clubhouse; Scott Stallings, Pat Perez, Gary Woodland on the course.— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) January 26, 2014
Jason Day birdies the 18th and he joins the group at eight-under-par. Three in the clubhouse with that score, while three are still playing. This could be one massive playoff if nobody can better the eight-under-par score.
K.J. Choi and Graham DeLaet are the clublhouse leaders at eight-under-par, while Scott Stallings, Pat Perez and Gary Woodland remain on the course and are also tied for the lead.
Woodland bogeys the 14th, and he also falls back to eight-under-par. That means there is a five-way tie for the lead at eight-under, because Graham DeLaet closed with a birdie on the 18th.
Marc Leishman is upset. He just missed a relatively easy birdie putt at the 14th hole that would have brought him to within one at at eight-under. His putting stroke on on the short ones has not been good today and he remains at seven-under-par. Meanwhile, Stallings bogeys the 16th hole and falls to eight-under-par.
David Feherty of CBS sums up Woodland's round quite nicely. "He's having a really good round, considering he's not seeing any short grass," Feherty said.
Woodland has been in the rough throughout this final round.
Great scrambling par for Stallings on the 15th hole. He was in the bunker and his approach went 12 feet past the hole. He calmly made his putt and remains tied with Woodland at nine-under-par.
Nice birdie for Gary Woodland. He makes his birdie on the 13th hole, and he joins Scott Stallings at nine-under-par. Woodland had three consecutive par saves, and he gets the much-needed birdie as he heads to the 14th hole.