Schauffele birdies final hole to win Greenbrier Classic

Xander Schauffele holds the winners trophy on the 18th green after winning the Greenbrier Classic PGA Tour golf tournament, Sunday, July 9, 2017, in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. Schauffele shot a 3-under to finish the tournament at 14-under-par. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) – Rookie Xander Schauffele made a 3-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday to win The Greenbrier Classic by a stroke over Robert Streb for his first PGA Tour victory.

Schauffele closed with a 3-under 67 and finished at 14-under 266 to cap a daylong duel with Streb and third-round leader Sebastian Munoz.

Streb shot 69. Munoz had a 72 to tie for third with Jamie Lovemark at 12 under. Lovemark shot 69.

After Schauffele’s birdie, Streb found the left fringe on the 161-yard 18th and his chip that would have forced a playoff came up short. Munoz needed to ace the 18th to tie it, but settled for par.

At age 53, Davis Love III fell short in his bid to become the oldest winner in tour history. He shot 75 and tied for 29th at 5 under.

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