MEMPHIS - Lee Westwood won the St. Jude Classic on Sunday for his second career PGA Tour victory, beating Robert Karlsson on the fourth hole of a sudden-death playoff.
The Englishman became the first European to win the tour's third-longest event only after Robert Garrigus blew a 3-stroke lead on the final hole of regulation with a triple bogey. He bogeyed the first playoff hole.
Westwood and Karlsson went par-par-bogey until they returned to No. 18 once again. Westwood stuck his approach 6 feet from the pin on No. 18. Karlsson left his birdie putt from 43 feet away to extend the playoff about a foot short.
Then Westwood, who went 17 straight holes between birdies, rolled in the six-footer for his first PGA win since New Orleans.
Throughout the day, many golfers and caddies had maroon ribbons pinned to their caps in a show of support on what could be the final round for an event that first started in 1958 - unless organizers find a new sponsor.