Jerry Kelly makes birdie putt in playoff to win Shaw Charity Classic in Canada

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CALGARY, Alberta Jerry KellyHe missed a chance to win in regulation, but then made quick work in the playoff Sunday with a 4-foot birdie to win Shaw Charity Classic for his third title on the PGA Tour Champions.

Kelly closed with a 3 under 67 and won over the playoff. John HustonHe shot 65, one of his best chances to win over the 11-year-old circuit.

The final round was so close that five players finished one stroke behind each other.

Kirk TriplettTo join Kelly and Huston at 9 under 201, he had a 4-foot birdie putt on 18th par-5 to take the lead. It lost speed and caught the edge. Triplett shot 69.

U.S. Senior Open champion Padraig Harrington (66), Joe Durant (62), Dean Wilson(66). Alex Cejka(66) also missed out on the playoff by one shot. Cejka was just coming off a win last week on the Legends Tour of Europe.

Kellys nervous moment came in regulation. Kelly had a 15-foot birdie shot that was 4 feet from the hole. This was the same distance as Triplett missed. He needed the par to make it into the playoff.

Kelly did however get the birdie he needed on the 18th overtime. Steven AlkerAs the only three-time winner this week on the PGA Tour Champions. Alker, who leads the Charles Schwab Cup standingss, did not play.

Kelly stated, I love coming up to Canada. To win up here was something Ive always longed to do.

Kelly has played the Canadian Open on PGA Tour 13 times. She finished in the top 10 only twice.

Next, the PGA Tour Champions will travel to Seattle for the Boeing Classic.

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