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Veteran Naomichi Ozaki came from behind to defeat overnight leader Paul Sheehan in a playoff to claim his first tour victory in three years at the Bridgestone Open on Sunday.

Ozaki triumphs CHIBA (Kyodo) Veteran Naomichi Ozaki came from behind to defeat overnight leader Paul Sheehan in a playoff to claim his first tour victory in three years at the Bridgestone Open on Sunday.

The 47-year-old Ozaki birdied the second playoff hole and secured the 30th win of his career after Australian Sheehan could only make par on the 572-yard par-5 18th at Sodegaura Country Club in Chiba Prefecture.

Victory earned Ozaki, whose last win on the tour came at the 2000 Japan Open, 22 million yen in prize money from the 110 million yen purse.

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