John Mahaffey made up four shots on the last four holes to tie faltering Jodie Mudd at the end of the regulation 72 holes, then won the storm-delayed Texas Open golf tournament in San Antonio on the second hole of a sudden death playoff. Mahaffey, 37, birdied three of the last four holes of regulation play and Mudd bogeyed the 15th, providing Mahaffey with a four-shot swing on the last four holes of this day-late final round.

Each finished four rounds at 268, 12 under par. Mudd, who had set seasonal records with his 36- and 54-hole totals, played the last round in 71, one over par on the Oak Hills Country Club course. Mahaffey shot 67. In the playoff, each made a routine two-putt par-4 on the opening hole. On the second, a par-3, Mahaffey hit to about 20 feet, but Mudd dumped his shot in a bunker. He failed to get it out with his first sand shot, knocked the second some 15 feet beyond the cup and missed his first putt. Mahaffey two-putted for par and the eighth victory of his 15-year PGA Tour career but the first in his native Texas. He won $63,000.