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Padraig Harrington gets redemption on 17, and 1st PGA Tour win in 6 years at Honda Classic

  • Padraig Harrington poses for photographers after winning the Honda Classic golf tournament, Monday, March 2, 2015, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Harrington defeated Daniel Berger in a two hole playoff. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

    Padraig Harrington poses for photographers after winning the Honda Classic golf tournament, Monday, March 2, 2015, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Harrington defeated Daniel Berger in a two hole playoff. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Padraig Harrington hits from the 13th tee during the final round of the Honda Classic golf tournament, Monday, March 2,  2015, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Harrington defeated Daniel Berger in a two hole playoff. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

    Padraig Harrington hits from the 13th tee during the final round of the Honda Classic golf tournament, Monday, March 2, 2015, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Harrington defeated Daniel Berger in a two hole playoff. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Daniel Berger hits from the 13th tee during the final round of the Honda Classic golf tournament, Monday, March 2,  2015, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Padraig Harrington captured his first PGA Tour title in more than six years when he won the Honda Classic by making a 15-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole in regulation and beating 21-year-old rookie Daniel Berger on the second playoff hole.(AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

    Daniel Berger hits from the 13th tee during the final round of the Honda Classic golf tournament, Monday, March 2, 2015, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Padraig Harrington captured his first PGA Tour title in more than six years when he won the Honda Classic by making a 15-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole in regulation and beating 21-year-old rookie Daniel Berger on the second playoff hole.(AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)  (The Associated Press)

Padraig Harrington captured his first PGA Tour title in more than six years on Monday when he birdied the final hole in regulation and then beat 21-year-old rookie Daniel Berger on the second hole of a playoff.

Leave it to Harrington to win the wildest finish of the season on the PGA Tour. It took two days to complete and included one stunning collapse after another, including one by Harrington.

The three-time major champion had a one-shot lead until hitting into the water on the 17th hole for double bogey. On the same hole in the playoff, Harrington hit his tee shot to 3 feet. Berger, who closed with a 6-under 64, followed with a shot into the water.

Ian Poulter hit five balls in the water and shot 75.