(CNN) -- Kenny Perry birdied the third hole of a play-off with Charley Hoffman in the FBR Open at TPC Scottsdale, Arizona, on Sunday to claim his 13th PGA Tour title.
Perry endured a frustrating time on the greens.
Overnight leader Perry was on course to win in regulation after birdies at 15 and 17 left him clear of his rival going into the last hole.
However, his drive found sand and the 48-year-old American had to settle for a bogey and a final round of 69 that left him tied at 14-under 270 with Hoffman who had started the fourth round two shots off the lead.
"To me, this is a place I always felt like I could win," said Perry who sank a 22-foot putt to break the deadlock having endured a frustrating time on the greens.
"I always felt very comfortable on this golf course, and for whatever reason, I didn't putt well these last two days. But I hit it good enough to do well, and I thought it was going to be a special day."
He added: "The playoff was ugly. We were hitting it everywhere, having to scramble from all over the place. But that was neat for me to make a putt -- that's probably the first putt I've ever made to win.
"Those are the putts you think about when you're a kid; you're on the putting green saying, 'This is to win the Masters' or whatever, and I finally made one. It took me a long time to do it."
Both players bogeyed the first playoff and parred the second before Perry found the touch that earned him more than $1 million in prize money.
American Kevin Na could have made it a three-way tie-off, but missed an eight foot birdie putt on the last and finished third on 271 while former USPGA champion David Toms and James Nitties were tied for fourth another stroke away.
South African Rory Sabbatini and Australian Rod Pampling were the top non-Americans with a share of ninth on nine-under while Luke Donald continued his comeback following a wrist injury with a final 69 to finish in a tie for 25th on six under par.