Pavin downs Senior in Boca Raton playoff

Corey Pavin birdied the first playoff hole Sunday to defeat Peter Senior and win the Allianz Championship.

Senior birdied the final hole of regulation to force the playoff. Both Pavin and Senior closed with one-under 71s to end at 11-under-par 205.

They returned to the par-five 18th. Pavin got up and down for a birdie, while Senior only managed a par.

The victory for Pavin was his first on the Champions Tour.

Bernhard Langer (71) and Michael Allen (69) shared third place at minus-10. John Cook and Jay Haas both closed with three-under 69s to tie for fifth at nine-under-par 207.

Mark Calcavecchia had six birdies in a nine-hole span from the third at The Old Course at Broken Sound Club. However, he bogeyed six of the last seven holes to tumble into a tie for seventh at minus-eight.

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