Cameron Smith and Marc Leishman are eyeing Olympic gold after winning the PGA Tour's lone team event in dramatic fashion in New Orleans.
The Australians beat South Africa's third-round leaders Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel with a par on the first play-off hole, capping a tight and tense final round.
Smith and Leishman carded a final-round 70 in the alternate-shot format on Sunday to finish at 20-under 268, along with Oosthuizen and Schwartzel, who shot a 71.
Oosthuizen's tee shot on the par-5 18th on the first extra hole found the water before Smith sank the winning putt to secure his second title at the event in four years – having won his maiden PGA crown in 2017 playing with Swede Jonas Blixt.
Smith's third career win on the lucrative US Tour also sent the 27-year-old rocketing up to the third in the season-long FedExCup standings.
It was Leishman's sixth PGA Tour victory with each receiving US$1.069 million (AU$1.35m) in prize money for their week's work.
"I need more Australian holidays – I won on Australia Day and now Anzac Day. It's nice. Yeah, it was an awesome week, obviously," Leishman said.
"Cam played unbelievably well. I was saying to him when we finished, if that had been an individual tournament I think he would have won by a fair few shots.
But it was Leishman's brilliant chip-in birdie at the short par-4 16th after Smith's drive found the water that proved the turning point on a compelling back nine full of ebbs and flows.
The two teams teed off together in the final grouping and took turns holding the lead that never grew to more than two strokes.
"I'm all in. It would be huge. I would love to contend for any medal, to be honest." – Marc Leishman
Starting the day a shot behind major champions Oosthuizen and Schwartzel, Smith and Leishman drew level with their third birdie on the front nine before they took a two-shot advantage when they birdied the par-5 11th.
But bogeys on 13 and 15 resulted in them trailing by one shot until Leishman's chip-in.
Both pairs made bogey on the par-3 17th and pars on the closing hole to force the playoff.
Smith is now 3-0 in playoffs on the PGA Tour, having won the 2020 Sony Open on the first extra hole.
With Adam Scott electing to skip the Tokyo Olympics this year to spend time with his family and Jason Day now behind them in the rankings, it appears most likely that Smith and Leishman will team up again to represent Australia at the rescheduled Games.
"Yes, I'm all in," Leishman said.
"It would be huge. I would love to contend for any medal, to be honest.
"Obviously you want to go for gold.
"But something I never ever thought I would do would be have a chance to win an Olympic medal."
Smith was equally excited.
"Any chance I can get to put on the green and gold or a team shirt I'm all in. I'm a hundred percent," he said.
"I was kind of bummed I didn't get in the team four years ago.
"It was really a goal of mine and I'll be thrilled if I'm there and contending on the weekend for a gold medal."
Fellow Australian Brett Drewitt, meanwhile, finished tied third behind American Tyson Alexander on the secondary Korn Ferry Tour event in Texas.
The strong finish elevated Drewitt to 20th in the standings, with the top 25 at season's end earning full PGA Tour cards.
- Darren Walton, Australian Associated Press