PHOENIX — One unforgettable shot made a winner out of Jeff Maggert — and Scott McCarron.
Maggert was 123 yards away in the 17th fairway, the third playoff hole in the Charles Schwab Cup Championship, needing to beat Retief Goosen to end more than four years without winning on the PGA Tour Champions.
McCarron was in the clubhouse, needing Maggert to win for him to capture the Schwab Cup and its $1 million bonus.
Maggert delivered for both with one swing.
His shot landed just short of the pin, took a soft bounce and disappeared into the cup for an eagle to beat Goosen and hand McCarron the season points title.
"I've seen it happen. I never, ever thought it would happen to me," Maggert said about his winning eagle. "I was just trying to get it close. Lo and behold, it goes in the hole."
The 55-year-old American raised both arms, and the celebration was on — in the fairway and in the clubhouse.
McCarron, a 54-year-old American who had led the points standings list since April, failed to contend in the three postseason events and tied for 27th on Sunday. Reduced to a spectator at the end, McCarron watched Maggert make an eight-foot birdie putt on the final hole of regulation for a 5-under-par 66 to force a playoff.
On the first extra hole, McCarron thought it was over when South Africa's Goosen had a four-foot birdie to win the tournament and the Schwab Cup. He missed.
"For Goose to have a chance and miss a short putt, for Jeff Maggert — my favorite player on the PGA Tour Champions you can't write that," McCarron said. "I was very fortunate to have a good stretch early in the year. I didn't play great in the playoffs, but it was good enough."
A year ago, McCarron had a one-shot lead going into the final round of the final event and needed to win to capture the Schwab Cup, only to falter badly. Vijay Singh won the tournament to give Bernhard Langer the title.
This time, McCarron needed help.
"He owes me some red wine or something," Maggert said with a grin.
Goosen wasn't the only player with a chance to win the Schwab Cup once McCarron was out of the picture.
Langer got in the mix for what would have been his record-extending sixth title with a hole-in-one on the eighth to get within two shots of the lead, only for the 62-year-old German's putter to go cold. Jerry Kelly, who trailed McCarron, needed to finish in a two-way tie for sixth to win the points title. He came up two shots short.
Goosen, who was No. 5 in the standings, made the best run.
He began the back nine with two straight birdies, then poured it on at the end with an eight-foot birdie on the par-3 15th, a 12-foot birdie on the 17th and a two-putt birdie on the par-5 closing hole for a 64 to post at 21-under 263.
Maggert made a 40-foot birdie putt on the 13th for a two-shot lead, but he didn't make another birdie — he had to hole an 18-foot par putt from off the green at the 15th — until the 72nd hole.
Goosen was one shot ahead when Maggert pulled his tee shot off a cart path and into the trees on the 18th, laid up and hit wedge to eight feet for birdie.
Maggert caught a break on the 18th in the second extra hole when his second shot went left, bounced off the gallery and into the fairway. That gave him a clean lie for a tough shot, and he chipped it beautifully to three feet from the cup to set up a birdie. Goosen chipped from just short of the green to two feet from the hole for birdie.
They went to the 17th as darkness neared. Goosen hit a pitching wedge shot from a bunker, putting the ball eight feet from the hole for a good look at birdie. He never had to putt when Maggert holed the winning shot from the fairway.
Maggert had gone 96 starts on the 50-and-older tour since his last victory in August 2015. His victory Sunday was perfect timing for McCarron, who won three times this year, but not since Japan the first week in June.
Hatton survives six-man playoff
ANTALYA, Turkey — England's Tyrrell Hatton won the Turkish Airlines Open after a record-tying six-man playoff that finished under floodlights.
Hatton defeated Austria's Matthias Schwab with a par on the fourth extra hole to win his fourth European Tour title in memorable circumstances.
"I actually can't believe that I've won," said the 28-year-old who had not won since doing so twice in October 2017, when he repeated as the Alfred Dunhill Links Champion and won the Italian Open. "I feel like I really found my game again."
Earlier, Hatton (67), Schwab (70), American Kurt Kitayama (64), French pair Victor Perez (65) and Benjamin Hebert (67) and South Africa's Erik Van Rooyen (65) had all finished tied at 20-under 268 to set up the third six-man playoff in European Tour history.
Schwab had led by three shots going into the final round as the 24-year-old chased his first professional title.
Patrick Reed started the day tied for second after two straight 7-under 65s at the Montgomerie Maxx Royal. On Sunda, the 29-year-old American who won the Masters in 2018 shot 71 — just as he did in the first round — to finish tied for 10th at 16 under.
Justin Rose (68) tied for 21st at 13 under. He had won the tournament the past two years.
Players were sent out in two playoff groups of three on the par-five 18th, and Van Rooyen was the first man eliminated after a wayward drive led to a bogey six.
Hatton looked in danger of an early exit as well after a clumsy third shot from the back of the green, only to then chip in from 40 feet for an unlikely birdie that was matched by Kitayama.
Overnight leader Schwab, who had missed a birdie putt on the 72nd hole to win the tournament in regulation, was the only player in the second group to make birdie to leave three players heading back to the 18th tee.
All three missed good birdie chances on the second extra hole and the floodlights that can illuminate the back nine holes were turned on before the trio headed back to the 18th.
Hatton looked set to seal victory after a superb pitch to two feet set up a certain birdie, but Schwab holed from 20 feet for a birdie before Kitayama missed from closer range and was eliminated. Kitayama called it a "tough" ending but "overall great learning experience."
On the fourth extra hole, Hatton turned away in disbelief after his birdie putt from eight feet to win the title drifted past the edge of the hole. Moments later, he was celebrating victory after Schwab missed from close range for par after getting to the back edge of the green in two.
Suzuki breaks through in Japan
SHIGA, Japan — Ai Suzuki, who had at least share of the lead after every round of the Toto Japan Classic, closed with a bogey-free 5-under 67 at Seta Golf Course to secure her first LPGA Tour victory.
The 25-year-old Japanese golfer finished at 17-under 199, three shots ahead of South Korea's Hyo Joo Kim (66).
With the win, the Japan LPGA regular is eligible for membership in the U.S.-based tour
Australia's Minjee Lee (68) was third, six shots behind Suzuki.