Jeff Maggert two-hopped his 123-yard approach into the cup at No. 17 for an eagle on the third playoff hole, winning the Charles Schwab Cup Championship and preventing South Africa's Retief Goosen from claiming the Charles Schwab Cup on Sunday in Phoenix, Ariz.

Had he prevailed in the playoff, Goosen would have secured the season-long PGA Tour Champions title in his first year on the circuit. Instead, Scott McCarron -- the points leader entering the week -- won the Charles Schwab Cup for the first time.

"I'm tickled to death," Maggert told Golf Channel afterward. "I feel bad for Retief. He played a great weekend of golf.

"... (McCarron) owes me some red wine or something, I know that," Maggert added with a laugh.

Goosen had already hit his approach close to the pin at the par-4 17th green at Phoenix Country Club, with around 12 feet remaining for birdie. Then Maggert drained his wedge from the fairway, abruptly ending it.

"I never ever thought it'd happen in my life," Maggert said of the eagle. "... I was just trying to get it close and try to make a putt up there, and lo and behold, it goes in the hole."

Both Goosen and Maggert had parred the par-5 18th on the first playoff hole -- Goosen missed a five-foot birdie putt that would have won it -- before both birdieing the 18th a second time through.

Entering the week, Goosen needed a victory along with a finish of T-12th or worse from McCarron and a finish of T-5th or worse from second-place Jerry Kelly. McCarron shot even-par 71 on Sunday to finish at 4-under 280 for the tournament in a tie for 27th. Kelly shot 66 but could only finish tied for 10th at 14 under.

Goosen birdied five of his final nine holes and three of his last four -- including 17 and 18 -- in regulation to put pressure on Maggert, capping a round of 64 and finishing at 21-under 263 for the tournament.

Maggert, the 54-hole leader, needed a birdie at the 18th to force a playoff. He drained his putt from about 10 feet, finishing off a round of 66.

It was the sixth career Champions victory for the 55-year-old Maggert, and his first since he won four events in a span of three and a half months in 2015.

"It's nice to be back in the winner's circle," he said. "Four and a half years on this tour is an eternity, really."

Woody Austin, who shot 64, finished third at 19 under, two strokes off the lead. Germany's Bernhard Langer (67) and Scotland's Colin Montgomerie (65) -- who finished fourth and fifth, respectively, in the Cup standings -- were among four players in a tie for fourth at 16 under.

Montgomerie holed out for eagle from the fairway at the 18th to cap his round.

McCarron, 54, earned $1 million in bonus annuities for winning the Charles Schwab Cup. Kelly finished second in the race, earning $500,000, with Goosen earning $300,000 for third, Langer $200,000 for fourth and Montgomerie $100,000 for fifth.

Langer could have claimed his sixth Charles Schwab Cup if he had won the tournament. He made an early charge, using a hole-in-one at the par-3 eighth to get to 4 under on the day, but he managed just one bogey and one birdie the rest of the way.

--Field Level Media

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