GOLF • Jiyai Shin ended the longest playoff between two players in LPGA Tour history, making a two-putt par on the ninth hole of a playoff Monday in Williamsburg, Va., to beat Paula Creamer and win the Kingsmill Championship.
Shin and Creamer played the 18th hole eight times Sunday in an attempt to break the tie before darkness forced a suspension of play. The next morning, they drew about 1,000 fans and needed just one more hole, the par-4 6th, and 20 minutes to settle it. Creamer missed a 5-foot par putt, with the ball hitting the right edge and spinning out. Shin sunk a 3-foot putt for the win.
Shin, a 24-year-old South Korean who was ranked No. 1 for 16 weeks in 2010, had not won in two years. She earned $195,000 for the victory.