Daniel Chopra twice blew chances to win the tournament on the 18th hole but then beat Steve Stricker on the fourth playoff hole to win the Mercedes-Benz Championship, the opening event on the PGA Tour.
Chopra, who only qualified for this winners-only tournament with his first PGA Tour victory in the second-to-last event of last year, closed with a 7-under 66.
Stricker birdied three of his last four holes to close with a 64 and force a playoff.
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