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Willie Wood wins 1st Champions title

Updated: August 19, 2012, 9:23 PM ET
Associated Press

ENDICOTT, N.Y. -- Willie Wood finally worked his way back to the top.

Wood won the Dick's Sporting Goods Open on Sunday for his first Champions Tour title, beating Michael Allen with a par on the first hole of a playoff.

"It was quite exciting," Wood said. "I hung in there, hung in there, and things turned out great."

Wood made a 35-foot birdie putt on the final hole of regulation to match Allen, a two-time winner this year, at 13-under 203 on the En-Joie Golf Course. Wood closed ...

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