James Hahn wins his maiden PGA Tour victory at the Northern Trust Open, in a play-off at Riviera Country Club.
James, along with Dustin Johnson and Paul Casey all tied at the top of the Northern Trust Open leaderboard at the conclusion of the final round with tournament totals of -6 under par.
They went into a sudden death play-off, which lasted for three holes, James carding a birdie at the par three third hole, the 14th to win. All three pared the 1st extra hole the 18th, Justin and James birdied the 2nd extra hole, the 10th, with Paul being eliminated there.
Jame’s never thought he had a chance to win this tournament;
“This is amazing, I never would have thought I would win this tournament.”
D.J. congratulated James, and mentioned his putting;
“Hats off to James, making a long putt like that.”
“I played with him all day, so I knew he was rolling the putter really well.”
Paul was amazed at how well everyone played;
“I didn’t think I would have the longest birdie putt after seeing where those guys were.”
“But those guys played phenomenal recoveries, absolutely brilliant.”
Sergio admitted he was not good enough eventually finishing T4 at -5 under par;
“I’ve always been truthful to myself and I didn’t deserve to win this week. It’s as simple as that.”
“It caught up with me on the last six, seven holes. It was already a good effort for me to have a chance.’
“Unfortunately, it’s never nice to finish bogey-bogey. But I can’t really be disappointed because I didn’t play well enough.”
He was joined on that -5 under par total by Keegan Bradley, Jordan Spieth and Hideki Matsuyama.
Retief Goosen held on as long as he could, a double bogey on the unlucky 13th was the beginning of his undoing. He followed that mishap with three consecutive bogeys, finishing T8 at -4 under par;
“I’m kicking myself, that’s for sure.”
“That was an opportunity missed, and we’ll move on. It won’t be a nice pill to swallow, but that’s just the way this game is.”