Watney surges to take crown

Updated on Aug 28, 2012 12:37 AM IST

Nick Watney closed with a two-under 69 as the American rallied in Sunday's fourth round to capture The Barclays tournament, the first event in the PGA Tour playoffs.

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AFP | By, Farmingdale, New York

Nick Watney closed with a two-under 69 as the American rallied in Sunday's fourth round to capture The Barclays tournament, the first event in the PGA Tour playoffs.

Watney began the final round two shots back. He finished at 10-under 274 and won the title by three strokes at the Bethpage course.

The win moves him into first place in the PGA Tour's playoff points race with three more FedEx Cup events to play. Brandt Snedeker, who is trying to land a spot on the US Ryder Cup team, shot a one-under 70 and took second at seven-under par.

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