Pernice tops Haas in Charles Schwab Cup playoff

Scottsdale, AZ ( – Tom Pernice, Jr. birdied the fourth
playoff hole on Sunday to defeat Jay Haas and win the Charles Schwab Cup

Playing the 18th hole on the Cochise Course at the Desert Mountain Club for
the fourth time on the day, Pernice was able to make about a 6-foot putt for
birdie in order to take down Haas, who had just made a long par putt to apply
some pressure.

Pernice, who held a share of the third-round lead with Kenny Perry, shot a 3-
under 67, while Haas, the second-round leader, carded a 4-under 66. The duo
finished regulation at 11-under-par 269.

Perry used an eagle putt on the last hole to vault into a third-place finish
at 10-under 270. Perry shot a 68 on Sunday.

Bernhard Langer, who had wrapped up the season-long Charles Schwab Cup and the
money title prior to playing this week, ended in a tie for fourth with Colin
Montgomerie, who finished second in the race for the cup. Langer fired a 5-
under 65, while Montgomerie shot a 67.