Despite their 350-yard tee shots that soared majestically against the blue sky over Lake Merced, the American Express Championship came down to a putt that would have been a gimme on most municipal courses. Daly, who seconds earlier had a 15-foot birdie putt to win, missed a 3-footer for par on the second extra hole to hand Woods his 10th title in the World Golf Championships. SAN FRANCISCO – Tiger Woods and John Daly made the PGA Tour feel like a rock concert Sunday, the delirium reaching such decibels that Woods felt his ear drums pounding as golf’s two biggest sluggers headed for a sudden-death playoff at Harding Park. It was a titanic struggle that ended with a whimper. “That’s not how you’re supposed to win a golf tournament,” Woods said. “We’re in a playoff, we’re battling, and J.D. played beautifully all week. It shouldn’t end like that.” Daly walked off the 16th green and handed his putter, which betrayed him over the closing holes, to Frank Lopez, one of thousands of faces in the gallery who hated to see this end. “I really thought I was going to make the (birdie) putt,” Daly said. “You know, what do you do? I know Tiger didn’t want to win that way, and I certainly didn’t want to lose that way.” Woods made up a two-shot deficit over the final three holes to force a playoff and closed with a 3-under 67. “I didn’t really have my best stuff this week,” said Woods, who battled a lingering rib injury, “but I still hung in there with my mind and putted beautifully, and hit shots when I really had to.” Daly shot a 1-under 69 to advance to the playoff. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!