February 7, 2016 / 11:03 PM / 2 years ago

Fowler, Matsuyama in Phoenix Open playoff

Rickie Fowler hits his drive on the 2nd hole during the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament at TPC Scottsdale. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher/The Arizona Republic-USA TODAY Sports

(Reuters) - American Rickie Fowler and Japanese Hideki Matsuyama headed to a sudden-death playoff after finishing the regulation 72 holes locked together at the Phoenix Open on Sunday.

Matsuyama finished birdie-birdie, knocking in a 17-foot putt at the last at the TPC Scottsdale, before Fowler forced the playoff by calmly sinking a 10-footer.

They finished at 14-under 270, two strokes clear of American Harris English.

Reporting by Andrew Both in Cary, North Carolina; Editing by Frank Pingue

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