Lee closed his round with back-to-back birdies
to finish with six against four bogeys on Sunday, leaving him
tied with Mexico's Carlos Ortiz, Brendan Steele and Louis
Oosthuizen of South Africa at 9-under 204 after 54 holes.
A 25-foot birdie put on the second playoff hole then sealed the
victory for Lee, who hadn't won on a tour in eight years.
"Last win I had was 2015 at Greenbrier. That was also a four-man
playoff," Lee said. "Maybe it was a coincidence, I don't know.
But it feels pretty amazing right now."
Despite coming up just short as an individual, Ortiz was able to
celebrate as a member of Fireballs GC, which finished at 25
under to finish atop the leaderboard in team action. Sergio
Garcia, Abraham Ancer and Eugenio Chacarra joined Ortiz in
relishing the victory.
4Aces GC (21 under) and Lee's squad, Iron Heads GC (19 under),
finished in second and third, respectively.
"It's great," Ortiz said of having his team pull out a win. "I
think we've been pretty solid. We did well in Mayakoba, we
finished terrible and we ended falling from the podium to sixth
place, so it was nice revenge here."
Ortiz also shot the low round on Sunday, notching a 6-under 65.
Outside of the three-way tie for second place in individual
play, Charles Howell III recorded an even-par 71 in the third
round to finish fifth at 8-under 205. Spain's Garcia (73 on
Sunday), Kevin Na (71), Australian Matt Jones (69) and Mito
Pereira of Chile (67) all tied for sixth at 7 under, two strokes
off the lead.
Peter Uihlein, Matthew Wolff and South African Branden Grace
Second-round leader Marc Leishman of Australia shot a 6-over-par
77 on Sunday, causing him to slide down the leaderboard and
finish in a five-way tie for 13th.
--Field Level Media
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