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Howell III beats Rodgers in RSM playoff

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ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) Charles Howell III made a 15-foot birdie putt on the second hole of a playoff with Patrick Rodgers on Sunday in the RSM Classic to end an 11-year victory drought.

Howell dropped to his knees and buried his head in his hands, then tearfully embraced wife Heather and children Ansley and Chase - neither of whom were born when he last won on the PGA Tour at Riviera in 2007.

Howell earned $1,152,000 and a return trip to his hometown of Augusta, Georgia, in April to play in the Masters for the first time since 2012

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Money Leaders: PGA Tour
Rank Player Earnings
1 Brooks Koepka $1,826,000
2 Xander Schauffele $1,782,150
3 Gary Woodland $1,449,500
4 Charles Howell III $1,407,350
5 Marc Leishman $1,381,600
6 Matt Kuchar $1,311,260
7 Kevin Tway $1,284,560
8 Cameron Champ $1,279,381
9 Bryson DeChambeau $1,260,000
10 Tony Finau $1,212,970
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