ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. -- The largest PGA Tour playoff of the year at the RSM Classic didnt finish before darkness Sunday, and it wont include Billy Horschel when it resumes.Horschel, the highest-ranked player in the five-man playoff at Sea Island, burned the edge of the cup with his birdie putt at No. 18 on the first playoff hole. Stepping over a routine tap-in from 2 feet, he blocked it to the right and was eliminated.Mackenzie Hughes, the Canadian trying to become the first rookie to go wire-to-wire in 20 years, had a 10-foot birdie putt on No. 18 on the second extra hole and it turned away to the left. It already was plenty dark, and there was no chance to play another hole.Hughes, Blayne Barber, Camilo Villegas and Henrik Norlander were to return at 8 a.m. on Monday to finish the final PGA Tour event of the year.So much is at stake for all of them, starting with a trip to the Masters.Norlander and Villegas dont have full status on the PGA Tour this year -- Norlander received a sponsors exemption -- and a victory would take care of that. Hughes began his rookie season just six weeks ago and has a honeymoon planned in the offseason. Barber is going for his first PGA Tour victory.Hughes narrowly missed birdie chances on the 15th and 16th holes, but holed a 5-foot par putt on the 18th in regulation for a 1-under 69 to join the playoff.Norlander, who closed with a 65, stuffed a 9-iron into 3 feet on the 18th in regulation and was the first to reach 17-under 265. Barber ran off back-to-back birdies on the back nine, and he had a 12-foot birdie attempt at the 18th that he missed on the low side. He shot a 66.Villegas played the best coming down the stretch. Two shots behind with three to play, the Colombian hit an aggressive drive on the par-4 16th that set up wedge for a short birdie, then holed an 18-foot birdie putt from the fringe on the par-3 17th to tie for the lead. He made a 6-foot par on 18 for a 68.CME GROUP TOUR CHAMPIONSHIPNAPLES, Fla. -- Ariya Jutanugarn was unable to accept the CME Globe trophy when it was first being presented to her, needing both hands to hold a big plastic cube stuffed with $1 million in cash.Thats a great way to end a season.Jutanugarns breakout year ended with a haul of prizes Sunday at the CME Group Tour Championship- the LPGA Tours player of the year award, the money title and the season-long Race to CME Globe points competition that comes with a $1 million bonus.A winner of five tournaments in a year that started slowly with a major meltdown in the California desert and turned around with her winning three consecutive starts in May, Jutanugarn held off Lydia Ko for all three of those trophies.In Gee Chun made a 10-footer for birdie on the final hole to win the scoring title by the slimmest of margins, making her the first player since Nancy Lopez in 1978 to win both the Vare Trophy and rookie of the year in the same season. If Chuns final putt had not fallen, Ko would have won the Vare.Charley Hull won the tournament for her first LPGA Tour title. The English player shot 66-66 in a bogey-free weekend to finish at 19-under 269.So Yeon Ryu (67) was second, Jennifer Song (68) followed at 15 under, and Jutanugarn (69) was 14 under with Mo Martin (68) and Beatriz Recari (68). Chun (70) was seventh at 13 under.Ko (72) tied for 10th at 11 under.WORLD TOUR CHAMPIONSHIPDUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Henrik Stenson won the Race to Dubai title for the second time in four years, and Matthew Fitzpatrick won the World Tour Championship.Stenson shot 7-under 65 on Jumeirahs Earth Course to stay ahead of his rivals in the year-long race. The Swede earned a bonus of $1.25 million as the European Tours top player.The 40-year-old Stenson, who also won the Race to Dubai in 2013, tied for ninth at 12-under 276 -- in a group that included Rory McIlroy (65).Fitzpatrick closed with a 5-under 67 to finish at 17-under 271, a stroke ahead of fellow Englishman Tyrrell Hatton (68).AUSTRALIAN OPENSYDNEY -- Jordan Spieth made a 10-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole to beat local hopes Cameron Smith and Ashley Hall for his second Australian Open title.Spieth, the American star who won the Masters and U.S. Open last year, had to sink another clutch par putt on the 18th hole at Royal Sydney to join Smith and Hall at 12-under 276.Hall and Smith each shot 66. Four players held the lead at various times on a dramatic final day, including Spieth, who was playing the Australian Open for the third time. He also has a runner-up finish (2015) to go along with his wins in 2014 and 2016.PEBBLE BEACH INVITATIONALPEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- Scott McCarron won the Pebble Beach Invitational, birdieing the par-5 18th for a 4-under 68 and a one-stroke victory over fellow PGA Tour Champions player Kevin Sutherland.The 51-year-old McCarron finished the three-course event at 10-under 278. He won twice this season on the PGA Tour Champions.Sutherland birdied four the last five holes for a 67.Andrew Putnam was third at 8 under after a 65. Cheap Air Max And Jordans . - The Oakland Raiders re-signed offensive lineman Khalif Barnes on Friday. Air Max Jordan Shoes . On Saturday night, the normally free throw-challenged centre did just that. 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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Brad Marchand made sure the loss of star center Patrice Bergeron to an injury this week wasnt as painful as it could have been for the Boston Bruins.Brad Marchand had two goals and three assists to match his career high with five points and the Bruins overcame a 2-0 first-period deficit to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 6-3 on Thursday night in the opener for both teams.David Pastrnak had two goals and two assists, David Backes also scored twice and had an assist, and Tuukka Rask made 28 saves.I think the big thing about tonight we have to take away is the character we showed, Marchand said. Its a lot of fun when you come back from 2-0 deficit and win.Backes, shifting to the first-line center position to cover for Bergeron, scored both of his goals in a 3:36 span of in the second period to tie it at 3.Bergeron is day-to-day with a lower-body injury. He didnt make the trip to Columbus.Backes steal in the third period led to a breakaway and Marchands put-back goal , and Marchands shot by goalie Sergei Bobrovsky made it 5-3 with 4:20 left. Pastrnak tapped in an empty-net goal in the last minute to complete the scoring.I felt our team played well even in the first period, and it was just a matter of getting ourselves back in the game and cleaning up some of those little issues that we had, and we did that, Boston coach Claude Julien said. I think we showed some resiliency, I think we showed some character and it was nice to see some guys step up here and find a way to win a hockey game.Rask didnt allow another puck past him after Seth Jones goal from the slot 6:44 into the second period.ddddddddddddAlexander Wennberg and Cam Atkinson also scored for Columbus.The Jackets scored with their first shot on goal 2:58 into the game by Wennberg . Atkinson made it 2-0 with a power-play goal with 2:52 left in the first period.We had a great start, and I think we just got uncomfortable, Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno said. They picked up their level of play, and we just kind of started to play into their hands. We didnt elevate our game.Columbus is trying to avoid last seasons disastrous start in which it lost the first eight games. Coach Todd Richards lost his job after the first seven games, and John Tortorella was brought in but couldnt right the ship. After the first period Thursday, it looked as if last years Blue Jackets were back.Tentative, sloppy, you can use a lot of different words, Tortorella said. I dont have an answer for you. Obviously we have to find it.Game notesTwelve players of the 23 on the Blue Jackets roster are age 23 or younger. Rookie defenseman Zach Werenski is just 19. Hes playing on the No. 1 line with the 22-year-old Jones.UP NEXT:Bruins: Travel to Toronto to play the Maples Leafs Saturday night.Blue Jackets: Stay home for a Saturday night game against San Jose.---Follow Mitch Stacy at http://twitter.com/mitchstacyFor some of his other recent stories: http://bigstory.ap.org/content/mitch-stacy ' ' '
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