MIAMI — Scott Hoch didn't want to let a chance to win disappear in the dark, so he decided to stop playing Sunday night during his playoff with Jim Furyk in the Ford Championship at Doral.
They will return at 8 a.m. Monday morning to finish, a decision that left fans booing and chanting when Hoch marked his 7-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole.
Furyk had a 6-foot birdie putt.
"There's too much riding on this to play a shot on guesswork," said Hoch, who is 47 and wonders how many opportunities he will have left to win on the PGA Tour.
Furyk had the option to putt, but declined.
"I feel badly about it," Furyk said. "It was Scott's putt first. He made the ball. I'm not sure what I would have done."
Mike Weir of Canada, trying to become the first player in nearly 30 years to win three times before The Players Championship, was stopped early. He caught two good breaks to birdie the opening hole, but missed 4-foot par putts on the next two holes.
MASTERCARD CLASSIC: At Mexico City, David Eger birdied three of the last four holes Sunday to win the MasterCard Classic by a stroke for his first Champions Tour title.
Eger, seventh after Saturday, shot a 7-under 65 to finish at 12 under and take home the $300,000 first prize.
DUBAI DESERT CLASSIC: At Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Robert-Jan Derksen, not even ranked among the top 3,000 players in golf, pulled off a stunning victory Sunday in the Dubai Desert Classic with a birdie on the 18th hole to defeat Ernie Els.
Derksen, a 29-year-old Dutchman who had never finished in the top 10 on the European tour, closed with a 7-under 65 and denied Els his fifth victory of the year.