Pavin wins Hope on 40-foot chip-in


INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- Corey Pavin stunned his old friend and golfing foe, Mark O'Meara, with a 40-foot chip-in for birdie on the first playoff yesterday to win the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic.

"I really didn't expect him to make it, but I guess I shouldn't be surprised," O'Meara said. "He's done that kind of thing to me before, ever since college."

"He's done that kind of thing to me, too," Pavin said, "like in Kapalua" where O'Meara beat Pavin in a playoff in 1985.

The two, competitors since college in the 1970s -- Pavin at UCLA, O'Meara at Long Beach State -- went into a playoff after birdies on the 90th hole left them at 331, 29 under par.

The score broke by two strokes the PGA Tour record for 90 holes of 333, set by Lanny Wadkins and Craig Stadler in this event in 1985.

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