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Alex Noren, Jason Day take Farmers Insurance Open to a fifth day playoff

The former Cowboy will take on one of the game’s best in a sudden-death playoff that started on Sunday.

Farmers Insurance Open - Final Round Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

If you weren’t watching the Farmers Insurance Open on Sunday, you missed out on quite the display of professional golf. Alex Noren, former Oklahoma State golfer, started the day with a one-shot lead after 54 holes. To grab his first PGA Tour win, he’d have to fend off a heroic effort from some of golf’s elite.

After 72 holes of regulation, we still didn’t have a winner. Jason Day, Ryan Palmer, and Alex Noren engaged in a sudden-death playoff after being tied at 10-under through regulation.

Palmer would eventually be knocked out after the first playoff hole, but Day and Noren would duke it out in a battle that wouldn’t be decided on Sunday.

The two traded shot after shot, the momentum shifting after each blow.

Noren, a nine-time European Tour winner, hung tough in the clutch moments with one of golf’s best. With daylight fading, the two traded tournament-deciding six-foot putts. Day put the pressure on with this putt, forcing Noren to make his or go home. Noren would make his putt, and force the tournament into a rare fifth day.

Due to waning daylight, the conclusion of the tournament was pushed to tomorrow morning. Noren and Day will tee off tomorrow morning at 8:00 A.M. PT (10:00 AM CT) on the Golf Channel.