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Moore wins CIMB Classic in playoff
Malaysia CIMB Classic Werm
Ryan Moore of the U.S. acknowledges the crowd after winning in a playoff of the CIMB Classic golf tournament at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday. - photo by Associated Press

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Ryan Moore birdied the first hole of a playoff with Gary Woodland on Monday to win the CIMB Classic after an overnight wait caused by thunderstorms.

Moore made a 5-foot birdie putt on par-5 18th hole after Woodland was short with his chip from just off the green.

Woodland and Moore finished regulation at 14-under 274 on Sunday with darkness descending on the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club, forcing the playoff to be postponed until Monday morning. The players endured about 3½ hours of delays Sunday.

The tournament was an official PGA Tour event for the first time. Moore received a two-year PGA Tour exemption and a spot in the Masters.

The 30-year-old American won for the third time on the PGA Tour. He also won the 2009 Wyndham Championship and 2012 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

On Sunday, in a steady rain with shadows being cast by floodlights, Woodland had a chance to win on the 18th hole but missed a 10-foot birdie putt just wide by an inch.

Woodland settled for a 3-under 69, and Moore had a 70.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Chris Stroud finished a stroke back.