Thomas prevails in playoff to win CJ Cup in Korea

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  • Sunday, 22 Oct 2017

Oct 1, 2017; Jersey City, NJ, USA; Justin Thomas tees off on the first hole during the final round singles matches of The President's Cup golf tournament at Liberty National Golf Course. Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo

SEOUL (Reuters) - American Justin Thomas birdied the second extra hole of a playoff against Marc Leishman to win the PGA Tour's $9.25 million(£7.01 million) CJ Cup at the Nine Bridges Golf Club on Jeju island on Sunday.

Both players finished on nine-under-par 279 for the four rounds of the Tour's first regular season event in South Korea, a shot better than Cameron Smith in third, with home hope Kim Whee in fourth spot, two strokes further back on six-under.

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