Jimenez Wins Mitsubishi Electric in Sudden-Death Playoff

Miguel Angel Jimenez defeated Steven Alker on the second sudden-death playoff hole to win the season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualālai on Saturday.

The first playoff hole, No. 18, was tied with pars after Alker missed a birdie putt for the win. On the second playoff round, on the same No. 18 hole, Jimenez made par and Alker failed to get up-and-down for par from a greenside bunker.

“It’s a nice way to start a season. It’s nice to be here winning again in Hualālai,” Jimenez said Saturday, the third day of the three-day championship. “It’s my third time, the last time in a playoff two years ago and now again. It’s nice to start the season with a victory.”