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Farmers Insurance Open Playoff To Spill Into Monday

It wasn't pretty coming home down the back nine on Sunday as Alex Noren and Jason Day both shot 2-over 38 to close out Round 4 at the 2018 Farmers Insurance Open. But then the fireworks started. The two made birdie on the first playoff hole, the par-5 18th, to oust the third member of their trio, Ryan Palmer.
 
Then Day hit one of the great shots of the year on the second playoff hole. He missed the putt for eagle, though, and Noren matched him with another birdie to send it to a third. Day then narrowly missed two birdie putts on the third and fourth playoff holes, and it was back to No. 18 for the fifth.
 
Day had to lay up out of the rough after Noren reached the green in two. He again put it close and again made the putt for birdie, this time in the darkness. Noren matched him with a two-putt, and a Sunday afternoon at Torrey turned into an eye-opening shootout between two of the top 20 players in the world.
 
Their prize for the Sunday soiree is a date on Monday at 11 a.m. ET to finish the playoff as it got far too dark to continue on Sunday. 

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