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Long birdie putt on 18 clinches Merrill Lynch Shootout for Austin, Calcavecchia

Updated: December 9, 2007, 5:37 PM ET
Associated Press

NAPLES, Fla. -- Woody Austin drained a 35-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to win the Merrill Lynch Shootout with teammate Mark Calcavecchia by a shot over tournament host Greg Norman and Bubba Watson on Sunday.

"I haven't won enough to think that it certainly comes easy, so I know how important it is," said Austin, 43, who has three career PGA Tour victories.

The birdie gave the team a final-round 9-under 63 in the scramble format and a 29-under 187 total.

"I had ...

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