Molder wins first event in playoff

2011 frysdotcom open results bryce molder

SAN MARTIN, CA (TheSpread) – It took six extra holes, but Bryce Molder earned his first PGA Tour win on Sunday as he beat Briny Baird in a playoff to win the Open.

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Molder shot a 7-under 64 on Sunday to finish the tournament at 17-under par. Baird shot a 4-under 67 on Sunday to force the playoff. The two remained tied through five playoff holes, but Molder got the one-shot win on the sixth and final playoff hole to win his first PGA event in 132 tries.

Molder had odds of 35/1 to win the tournament coming into the event, so a $100 wager on Molder will pay out an additional $3,500.

Molder and Baird finished two shots ahead of long shot Bud Cauley, who finished at -15 for the tournament after shooting a 5-under 66 on Sunday. Ernie Els ended up tied for fourth at -14 overall after shooting a 3-under 68 on Sunday.

2011 Open Top 5 Results

1 Bryce Molder -17 (267)*

2 Briny Baird -17 (267)

3 Bud Cauley -15 (269)

T4 Shane Bertsch -14 (270)

T4 Ernie Els -14 (270)

*Won in playoff

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