Published: Oct 16, 2011 10:54 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 17, 2011 6:30 AM EDT

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Georgia (AP) - Ben Crane knew he was going home Monday to be with his wife for the birth of their third child. He had no reason to believe he would be bringing the McGladrey Classic trophy with him.

Seven shots behind with 11 holes to play, Crane ran off seven birdies to close with a 7-under 63, and then he won the sudden-death playoff when Webb Simpson missed a short par putt on the second extra hole.

Simpson, trying to become the only three-time winner on tour this season, missed a putt just over 3 feet on the 17th hole in the playoff. Despite the runner-up finish, he took a big step toward winning the PGA Tour money title. He has a $363,029 lead over Luke Donald.