"The last two months have changed my life", said Sharma, who became just the third Indian after Jeev Milkha Singh and Anirban Lahiri to win two European Tour events in the same season.
Woodland averaged 318.4 yards per drive, which was seventh best in the field. "Especially this year, since the greens were firmer".
Now 10th in driving distance this season (313.9 yards), Woodland has always been one of the PGA TOUR's heavier hitters, but pal Matt Kuchar noticed he had taken it to another level when the two played a nine-hole practice round together the Tuesday before the WMPO. Now, I probably got out here too soon.
2 A solid short game is crucial everywhere.
Woodland works with world-famous Butch Harmon on his swing and worked with Pete Cowen on his short game at the Shark Shootout. That helped, as did Woodland reuniting with friend Brad Faxon in the off-season.
"Yeah, that was just kind of a tribute to a year ago", Woodland said with tear-filled eyes.
"I was just excited that I still had a chance to win the tournament", said Reavie, who served this event as a standard bearer for many years as a kid.
The fix was more mental than mechanical, Woodland said, and it's clearly working.
"Just couldn't buy a putt", Fowler said.
3 Justin Thomas looks like a future victor in Phoenix. But, needing an eagle on 18 to tie Woodland, he drove left into the church pew bunker that Woodland hit into in the playoff and made double bogey.
"I played plenty well enough to win this week", Thomas said.
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"I knew there was some birdie holes down the stretch". "I like this golf course". My game feels like it's been this sharp the first couple of weeks, but I haven't gotten into the round, hit shots and had fun. He bogeyed the par-4 14th before making the late run. The American had played well in his first two outings of the year in Hawaii and at Torrey Pines last week and so the signs were there for a good week.
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Fowler was one-under after 14 holes and then bogeyed 15, 16 and 17. He is still searching for his first victory since the 2013 Open Championship.
James said: "I'm at a loss for words".
"I just didn't get it going early", Mickelson said. He will now head to Pebble Beach, Calif., for next week's AT&T Pro-Am. Then he moved into the lead on the back nine. They played in the final group with Reavie. "There's no reason why I shouldn't".
Woodland, 33, won his first tournament at the age of 26, his second at 28.
Woodland birdied three of the first five, holed a 30-foot chip to save par on the par-4 sixth and added birdies on Nos.
Woodland won the hole and the tournament with a par and Reavie, who had birdied the final two holes to force the playoff, made bogey.
Ollie Schniederjans (65) and Brendan Steele (67) tied for third at 15 under. He struggled to a 74 but earned a top-10 finish.
Hadley, a Web.com Tour graduate, continued his scintillating season with his fourth top-five finish.
Jorge Campillo of Spain closed with a 68 to finish second, one shot ahead of Ryan Fox (66) and Pablo Larrazabal. Not bad, for him, but he still has room for improvement.