Stallings wins Greenbrier Classic in playoff

July 31, 2011 - 5:14 PM
Greenbrier Classic Golf

Anthony Kim lines up a putt on the first green during a rain shower in the final round of the Greenbrier Classic golf tournament at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., Sunday, July 31, 2011. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — PGA Tour rookie Scott Stallings won the Greenbrier Classic on Sunday, sinking a birdie putt on the first playoff hole to beat Bob Estes and Bill Haas.

After watching Estes and Haas miss their birdie attempts on the 168-yard 18th hole, Stallings curled in a 7-footer for his first tour victory. He flipped his putter, then hugged and high-fived his caddie.

Stallings made six birdies on the back nine to make the playoff, where he earned a winner's check of $1.08 million and a spot in the Bridgestone Invitational.

It marked the second straight week that a tournament was won in sudden death. Sean O'Hair beat Kris Blanks on the first playoff hole a week ago at the Canadian Open.