Xander Schauffele's Round 4 highlights from HSBC Champions 2018

Matthew Fitzpatrick

Schauffele, who just celebrated his 25th birthday on Thursday, put together the best round of the day on Sunday at Sheshan International Golf Club.

Finau, of Samoan and Tongan descent, is the first player of that ancestry on the PGA Tour and the first Polynesian to play in the Ryder Cup, where he provided a rare bright spot as a United States of America captain's pick in last month's crushing loss to Europe.

The Englishman, who could have returned to world No 1 with victory in Shanghai, carded a final-round 72 to end the week in third spot and four strokes behind play-off victor Xander Schauffele. Finau made par, Schauffele made birdie.

"When I signed my card I went "Oh wow, I went birdie-birdie to get into this playoff". I actually went birdie-birdie to get in the playoff, ' " said Schauffele.

The Englishman appeared set to be in pole position heading into the final round when he moved to five under for the day and 13 under for the week - two clear of Finau - with a sixth birdie of the day at the 16th.

"One thing I've learned in this game is that you take the good with the bad and keep moving forward", Finau said.

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Finau entered the final round with a three-stroke lead over Schauffele and Justin Rose.

He had a pair of birdies on the par 5s, laid up on the reachable par-4 16th and made birdie, and wound up with a 5-under 67. "I knew I was still playing well and still at the top of the leaderboard". Of course, it's extremely unusual this would occur on the 72nd hole with players in contention to win.

World No. 1 Brooks Koepka is 2 over after a 71, and Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy slipped to 4 over and 8 over, respectively. He shared second at the Open Championship in July and claimed top-10 finishes at the final two play-off events in the U.S. before helping Europe regain the Ryder Cup in France.

Finau's only victory was in 2016 at the Puerto Rico Open, an event held opposite the Match Play in Texas.

Schauffele summoned up a brilliant tee shot and an equally good birdie putt at the par-three 17th and could have claimed the prize without a playoff after sending his eagle putt inches past the hole after flirting with the water at the 18th. I just didn't make anything.

TAOYUAN, Taiwan - Wei-Ling Hsu was feeling the love from her home crowd at the LPGA Taiwan Championship on Friday and it inspired her to a 5-under 67 and a one-stroke lead after two rounds. It led to a closing bogey and a solo third finish at 10 under.

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