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Garwood, a conditional Champions Tour member and classic long shot, birdied the final two holes of regulation to get into the playoff. Pernice, who shot a final round 69, and Garwood, who closed with a 71, were deadlocked at 12 under par 204.
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Garwood had a four shot lead on the front nine after birdies on three of the first four holes. His first bogey of the tournament, at No. 6, was the first of three in a row. Jimmy Choo Sale Selfridges
"You never think you're going to shoot 64," Glasson said, who killed time watching the final round telecast on the Golf Channel from the players' dining area off the Wakonda locker room. "But I went out there with a pretty good attitude. You never know."
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When his ball disappeared into the cup, Pernice pointed to Burns as if to say, "I told you so."
"There was a lot of good this week," said Garwood, who took a one shot lead into the final round. "Even though I didn't win, this was certainly better than I was expecting when I started the week."
"I hit some key shots at key times that kept my day going," Pernice said. "This (Wakonda) is an old classic course. I liked it right from the get go. I'm happy with how things turned out."
"I pride myself in my short game," Pernice said. "I hit some poor ones on 15 and 16, but I redeemed myself there. I went to my caddie Freddie (Burns), and said, "I might as well chip it in.' And lo and behold, it went right in. That was obviously the key."
"In my mind, I knew he was going to make his putt so I needed to make mine," Pernice said. "Doug had made that putt at the end of regulation. I had every intention of making a three."
"When you're a chaser, you want as much adversity as possible," said Glasson, who left a 10 foot birdie putt on the final green inches short of the hole.
"I just tried to stay calm and relaxed," Pernice said.
wins Principal Charity Classic in playoff
Haas was the first to catch Glasson after a birdie at the 18th put the wraps on a closing 67 and an 11 under total. A birdie at No. 12 and an eagle at No. 13 got Haas in position to win.
It was the third career Jimmy Choo Miami Sneaker White Champions Tour victory for Pernice, who was the sole survivor on a breezy day that had the leaderboard changing at a fast and furious pace. Three time Principal champion Jay Haas, Bill Glasson, Mark Calcavecchia and Michael Allen all tied for third, a shot out of the playoff.
A multi player playoff looked imminent until Pernice holed a chip shot from 15 to 20 yards over the par 3 17th green for birdie to get to 12 under.
That set the table for a fast and furious finish.
On a Sunday when five players had at least a share of the lead on the back nine, Pernice holed an eight foot birdie putt on the second hole of a sudden death playoff with Doug Garwood to win the Principal Charity Classic title and a $262,500 first Jimmy Choo White Boots
Glasson made the first big move. Teeing off two hours ahead of the last threesome, Glasson tied Wakonda's competitive course record with an 8 under par 64 that got him to 11 under.
Pernice had a 25 footer for victory, but the break fooled him and they played on.
It quickly became advantage Pernice. He hit a wedge second shot to eight feet right of the hole. Garwood hit his second shot a tad toasty and over the green. His chip went 7 feet past the hole, but he never got a chance to try and make it when Pernice rolled home the winner.
Windy conditions Sunday, 15 mph gusting to 25, was just the adversity Glasson was looking for.
But Garwood didn't go away quietly. He rolled in a 30 footer on top of Pernice for a birdie of his own on No. 17 to get to 11 under. Then he forced overtime with an 8 footer for birdie at the 18th. Allen, playing in the final threesome with Garwood and Pernice, also had a chance to get in on the playoff but just missed a 25 footer for birdie from the back fringe.
Pernice and Garwood both parred the 18th on the first hole of the playoff. Garwood's second shot came up short and in a greenside bunker, but he blasted out to gimmie range.
Trying to become the fourth player in Champions Tour history to win the same event four times, Haas has now finished third or tied for third in his last four tournaments this year.
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