04 April 2019

BILOXI, Miss - Kevin Sutherland edged out Scott Parel after a seven-hole playoff to claim a 7-under victory at the Rapiscan Systems Classic. With the score still knotted after five playoff holes on Sunday, darkness suspended play into Monday, when Sutherland sank a 15-foot birdie putt on second hole of the morning, the seventh extra hole overall. With the win he moved to No. 2 in the Charles Schwab Cup standings.



To Par



Schwab Cup


Kevin Sutherland


65-69-75 – 209




Scott Parel


68-72-69 – 209




Billy Andrade


71-68-71 – 210




Marco Dawson


65-72-74 – 211




Bernhard Langer


71-72-69 – 212




Wes Short, Jr.


70-73-69 – 212




Steve Stricker


73-70-69 – 212





The win was Sutherland’s second victory in his fifth full season with the PGA TOUR Champions and propelled him into second-place on the Schwab Cup Money List, $62,933.34 behind five-week leader Bernhard Langer.


After playing an extra five holes on Sunday, Sutherland and Parel returned to Fallen Oak on Monday morning and remained tied after the sixth playoff hole. Playing the No. 18 hole for round seven of sudden-death, both players made it on the green in two strokes. Parel missed a 20-foot putt for birdie, finishing with a par. Sutherland made a 15-foot putt for birdie to secure the victory.

 “I was thinking that I had this putt yesterday to win, but hadn’t made a birdie all day,” Sutherland said. “I struggled a little bit yesterday. I couldn’t make birdies and, unfortunately, I made a few bogeys. I didn’t sleep a wink last night. Just glad I got a second chance.”

The playoff was just the second in tournament history, with the first occurring in 2017 when Miguel Angel Jimenez def. Gene Sauers, and the first time a playoff went seven holes since 2008 when Bernhard Langer def. Jay Haas at the Hoag Classic.

The tournament put Coastal Mississippi in the national spotlight with live coverage on The Golf Channel. The Anthony J. Topazi Trophy for the Rapiscan Systems Classic was presented to Sutherland at the conclusion of Monday’s play. The purse for the three-day competition was $1.6 million, and 78 PGA TOUR Champions players participated including five past champions of the Rapiscan Systems Classic:

  • Steve Stricker: T5, 73-70-69 – 212
  • Fred Couples: T17, 69-70-77 – 216
  • Jeff Maggert: T25, 72-73-73 – 218
  • Michael Allen: T25 71-72-75 – 218
  • Tom Lehman: T55, 72-74-79 – 225
  • David Frost: T58, 78-74-75 – 227


For more information about the Rapiscan Systems Classic or the PGA TOUR Champions, visit PGATOUR.com.


About Rapiscan Systems

Rapiscan Systems, a division of OSI Systems, Inc., is a leading global supplier of security inspection solutions utilizing advanced threat identification techniques. The company’s products are sold into the following market segments: Baggage and Parcel Inspection; Cargo and Vehicle Inspection; Hold (checked) Baggage Screening; People Screening; Explosive and Narcotics Trace Detection; and Radiation Detection. The Rapiscan Systems product lines are supported by a global service network. As the world’s leading security screening provider, Rapiscan Systems provides state-of-the-art products, solutions and services to meet our customers’ most demanding threat detection needs. For more information, visit www.rapiscansystems.com.


About PGA TOUR Champions

PGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of golf’s most recognizable and accomplished players, age 50 and older, including 35 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The Tour’s mission is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back and generate significant charitable and economic impact in tournament communities. The Charles Schwab Cup, which includes the Regular Season and the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs, is used to determine the season-long champion. All events are televised in the United States, with most receiving complete coverage on Golf Channel, the exclusive cable-television partner of PGA TOUR Champions. Internationally, telecasts air live, tape-delayed or in a highlights-package format in excess of 190 countries and territories, reaching more than 330 million potential households. The PGA TOUR’s web site is PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Follow PGA TOUR Champions at facebook.com/PGATOURChampions, on Twitter @ChampionsTour and on Instagram @pgatourchampions.


About Fallen Oak
The Tom Fazio-designed Fallen Oak epitomizes the quiet elegance found in many of the world’s great golf courses. Joining the heralded Shadow Creek as the only golf courses built exclusively for MGM Resorts International guests, Fallen Oak is located 15 minutes outside of Biloxi at the edge of the DeSoto National Forest. The 7,487-yard course has earned more than 32 national honors for a masterful design that features dramatic elevation changes rarely seen at a Gulf Coast course and five sets of tees intended to challenge golfers of all abilities. For more information on Fallen Oak, visit www.fallenoak.com



Mary Cracchiolo Spain, MGM Resorts International, 228-386-7134, mspain@mgmresorts.com