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Jonathan Byrd records a walkoff ace to win Timberlake


Jonathan Byrd records a walkoff ace to win Timberlake

By Jay Busbee

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Now that's how you win a golf tournament!

The scene: The Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas. The players: Martin Laird, Cameron Percy and Jonathan Byrd, each tied at 21-under after regulation. They played three sudden-death playoff holes, each taking turns teetering on the edge of disaster. With darkness fast apparoaching, they agreed to play one more hole. Byrd stepped up to the tee on the 204-yard par-3 17th, and here's what happened next:




[Photos: Jonathan Byrd celebrates, kisses his trophy

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Unbelievable. Even Byrd wasn't quite sure what happened. "Did it go in?" he asked his caddy. Being a good sport, he didn't lose his mind immediately; both his playing partners still had to tee off. But when both put their shots into the water, that was that, and so began a celebration that included Timberlake kneeling and bowing in deference to Byrd's feat.

 Jonathan Byrd Tees

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Jonathan Byrd Hits

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 Jonathan Byrd Reacts

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Jonathan Byrd Hugs


Jonathan Byrd Waves

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 Jonathan Byrd (R) Hugs




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