Kevin Tway wins his first PGA Tour title

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08Oct2018

By : BGA Proshop

Kevin Tway grew up with golf around him.

His dad Bob Tway had eight PGA Tour wins which included the 1986 PGA Championship.

So following in his dad's footsteps this morning he won his first PGA Tour title taking out the Safeway Open in a playoff over Ryan Moore and Brandt Snedeker.

Tway birdied the last two holes in regulation to finish with a 71 and secure the last playoff spot. In the playoff, he birdied all three holes to claim his first victory.

"In the playoff, I made three birdies, so that was pretty good," Tway said. "I'm kind of at a loss for words."

Snedeker was the overnight leader with a three-stroke lead and was five in front with 11 to play but had four back nine bogeys to finish with a 74.

"No one to blame but myself," Snedeker tweeted. "I have to find a way to win today."

Moore, on the other hand, birdied three of the last four to get into the playoff and finished with a 67.

"I didn't get off to the best start and my swing didn't feel that great," Moore said. "So I just had to grind a little bit and kind of find a little key for the day."

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