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James Hahn captures 1st PGA Tour title in 3-man playoff at Riviera

  • James Hahn watches his drive on the 10th tee in the final round of the Northern Trust Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    James Hahn watches his drive on the 10th tee in the final round of the Northern Trust Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Retief Goosen, of South Africa, tees off on the fifth hole in the final round of the Northern Trust Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Retief Goosen, of South Africa, tees off on the fifth hole in the final round of the Northern Trust Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Sergio Garcia, center, of Spain, hits on the ninth fairway in the final round of the Northern Trust Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015.(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Sergio Garcia, center, of Spain, hits on the ninth fairway in the final round of the Northern Trust Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015.(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

James Hahn won the Northern Trust Open on Sunday in a three-man playoff with a 25-foot birdie putt on the third extra hole for his first PGA Tour title and a trip to the Masters.

In a wild finish just as the Academy Awards was getting started, Hahn saved par on the 18th in regulation for a 2-under 69 that got him into a playoff with Dustin Johnson (69) and Paul Casey (68).

Casey was eliminated on the second extra hole — No. 10 — when Hahn and Johnson hit dangerous flop shots over the back bunker and converted birdie putts.

On the par-3 14th, Hahn made his birdie and then kept his head down as Johnson missed a 12-footer.