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Kuchar wins marathon PGA Tour playoff

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  • Matt Kuchar beats Vaughn Taylor in playoff for Turning Stone title
  • Kuchar wins at sixth extra hole in playoff completed on Monday
  • American Kuchar claims his second Tour win after victory in the 2002 Honda Classic
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(CNN) -- Matt Kuchar won the Turning Stone Resort Championship on the PGA Tour as he beat fellow-American Vaughn Taylor on the sixth hole of a marathon sudden-death playoff completed on Monday.

Kuchar finally wrapped up victory at the sixth extra hole of a marathon playoff

Kuchar finally wrapped up victory at the sixth extra hole of a marathon playoff

Taylor, who was bidding for his third win on the PGA Tour, found water with his tee shot at the par-4 13th and then missed a six-foot bogey putt to make his opponent's task easier.

Kuchar, who had missed two earlier chances to win the playoff, duly holed a three-foot par putt to win the $1.08 million top prize and move to 25th in the money list.

The pair were tied for the lead after 72 holes on Sunday, and could not be separated in two extra holes played before it was called off by darkness.

It was the second PGA Tour win for Kuchar following his 2002 Honda Classic victory.

"To battle so hard was pretty special," Kuchar told reporters.

"There's nothing better than coming out on top after a week of golf. It feels great. To be able to come out on top is really special."

The $6 million event is the first of five final PGA tournaments of the season which will decide the top 125 on the money list to decide playing rights for next season.

Taylor shot a superb 66 on Sunday and Kuchar carded a 69 to each finish on 17-under par 271, one stroke ahead of Tim Petrovic and Leif Olson.

Jimmy Walker and John Senden of Australia tied for fifth while India's Jeev Milkha Singh and Australian Rod Pampling were among five players who tied for seventh on 274.

Third round joint overnight leader Scott Piercy fell away with a 73 to be tied for 12th on 13-under.

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