SA team sunk in PGA battle against Australia

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Cameron Smith shakes hands with Marc Leishman after winning the final round round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans golf tournament in Avondale, Louisiana, on Sunday.
Cameron Smith shakes hands with Marc Leishman after winning the final round round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans golf tournament in Avondale, Louisiana, on Sunday.
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In the only team event on the PGA Tour, Sunday’s final round became a battle between Australia and South Africa and required more than 72 holes to decide a winner.

Cameron Smith sank a par putt on the first play-off hole and he and team-mate, Marc Leishman, clinched victory at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, beating 54-hole leaders Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel. Both teams finished the final round at 20 under, with each side missing a birdie putt on the 18th green.

They headed back up to the 18th tee to begin the playoff, where Oosthuizen, playing first, watched his tee shot take a right turn into the water.

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