Sudden death consisted of a three-hole loop starting on the Par 4 Hole 18, followed by Hole 1, then Hole 17 (then located alongside the lake), and then right back to Hole 18.
Schultz and Climo ultimately played Hole 18 five times (once during the final round and four times during overtime), and it was there where the match finally ended. Each time, Schultz owned the tee, throwing a beautiful drive near the fairway’s right side, giving himself relatively easy approaches to the green.
“On 18, I guess I was just zoned in with my DX Beast. The shot shape was perfect for that disc,” said Schultz when recently asked about the playoff.
Climo took a slightly different approach opting for drives landing more in the center to center-left of the fairway, so that his approaches would have less of a skip when they hit the green. Plus, the approach had a little more air space back then, he said during a recent interview. Twice Climo landed further left than he would’ve liked on his tee shot, but he said that he trusted his approach and each time recovered.
The second time they played Hole 18 in the playoff was a good example of this as Climo landed closer to the left OB and followed it up with a very tricky approach to the green that only Climo could’ve executed.
The playoff ended during the fourth go-round of Hole 18, when Climo hit the band and missed his birdie putt after Schultz had nestled his approach close and secured birdie and the epic win.