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Hendry defends New Zealand crown

Michael Hendry
Michael Hendry repeats as the New Zealand PGA Championship winner.
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QUEENSTOWN, New Zealand (AP)

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These golfers weren't smoking anything when they picked out their outfits. But you might think otherwise when you see what they wore.

New Zealand's Michael Hendry beat Australian Scott Strange at the first hole of a playoff on Sunday to defend his New Zealand PGA golf title.

Hendry became the first player since compatriot Sir Bob Charles in 1980 to defend the title.

The 33-year-old Hendry shot a 5-under-par 67 while Strange finished with a 66 to be tied after 72 holes at 269, 19 under par. The pair then returned to the 18th, where Strange found trouble at a greenside bunker, allowing Hendry to putt out for the title.

The pair exchanged the lead throughout the final round before both parred the 18th to require a playoff.
 

Tagged: Michael Hendry, Scott Strange

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