Energy outlasted Poston within the playoff to Barbasol. to win

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NICHOLASVILLE, Kentucky – Seamus Power won the Barbasol Championship for its maiden PGA Tour win on Sunday, beating J.T. Poston with a tap-in par on the sixth hole of a playoff.

Poston drove into the water lining the right side of Par-4 18 at Keene Trace and bogeyed on the last extra hole. Power hit the fairway, played his second to 12 feet, and picked up two putts for the win.

"I was just able to be patient enough there and J.T. just made one mistake and I was able to take advantage of it," said Power. “Incredible day, career change, life change, all these good things.

Since the tournament was played opposite the British Open, Power did not deserve a place in the Masters. The 34-year-old Irishman secured his PGA Tour card, secured a place in the playoffs and fought for places in the PGA Championship, The Players and the Tournament of Champions the next year.

"I see myself as extremely happy," said Power. “I'm 34 and haven't worked a day in my life. Every time I play a tournament or an extra year on tour, that's a huge bonus for me. I love to play golf, it's my favorite thing to do. "

Power Birdy made the par-3 16th and 18th in regulation for a 5-under 67, a post at 21-under 267, while Poston gambled away the lead behind him.

"I was starting to know that I was going to need a low," said Power. "To be honest, I didn't think 5 Under was going to be low enough, but I got one last time, squeezed into a playoff and somehow got through there."

Poston had a double bogey on par-5 15th after going an inch left out of bounds, and followed with a three-putt bogey on par-3 16th. He parried the last two holes for 70 .

"If I'm on the 15 tee it's probably over if I do birdie there, or at least that's how I feel. Just a bad swing," Poston said. "I just put a terrible swing on it. I double crossed it and it was off the field by half an inch or so or so."

On the first additional hole, Power punched an 18-foot birdie chip from the collar of the 18th green and Poston adjusted it with a 10-foot putt. On the next four holes they reached pars – again on number 18, then twice on 17th par 3 and again on 18.

The 28-year-old Poston missed a chance for his second PGA Tour title. He won the 2019 Wyndham Championship in his home state of North Carolina.

"Definitely a big step in the right direction," said Poston. "I hadn't really played my level, I'd say. I've seen a lot of good golf, with the exception of maybe four holes. Definitely a lot of positive things to take away."

Anirban Lahiri and Sam Ryder ended a blow from the playoff, shooting 65 each.

James Hahn followed a career best 60 with a 70 to finish fifth at 19 under with Patrick Rodgers (67), Henrik Norlander (67), Ryan Armor (68), Mito Pereira (67) and Luke List (71) to reach. Hahn bogeyed the last two holes.

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