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Nick Watney Holds On For Victory At Barclays

Nick Watney shot two under par today holding off Brandt Snedeker for The Barclays Championship.   Going into today’s round, Sergio Garcia was leading and was playing well.   But Sergio collapsed today shooting a round of 4 over par, including a round that housed a 3 over par closing nine.

Tiger Woods also went into the final round in contention, but as we have seen from him this season, he shot a 5 over par closing round to take him way out of contention.   Tiger Woods collapse today was enough to drop him to 3rd in the Fed Ex Cup Standings.

Dustin Johnson shot a three under par round today to finish in a tie for third with Sergio Garcia at 6 under.

Though,the day belonged to Nick Watney as he vaulted himself into the lead of the Fed Ex Cup Championship with the victory.  Sergio’s final round struggles, which goes along with the theme of the season thus far, did not take him out of the running of the Fed Ex Cup, and his finish was probably enough to get him on his European Ryder Cup Squad.

Phil Mickelson finished at one over par for the tournament with a final round score of 76, 5 over par.   Another bad round to go along with his thoroughly underwhelming year.   Phil is currently ranked 17 in the Cup Race.

Bubba Watson went into today’s round at three under, but was unable to make up any ground at all.    He finished the day at even par, and the tournament at three under.

The up to date top 5 going into next weeks tournament is as follows.

  1. Nick Watney
  2. Brandt Snedeker
  3. Tiger Woods
  4. Rory Macllroy
  5. Zach Johnson

 

 

 

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Brian Stefan on August 27, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Apparently Sergio’s play the last few weeks was in fact NOT enough to get him in the European Ryder Cup team.
    Captain Jose Maria has named Nicholas Colsearts and Ian Poulter as his two Captain picks. Colsaerts is a no brained to me. He has had a tremendous year this year. Poulter is a firey Ryder Cup veteran that, even though his play has been off this year, he brings his energy and experience to Medinah that can help the Euros.

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    • I still think he makes it late. Just my opinion. Saw that several hours after I wrote the post. As I said, he has played better as of late, I would think they would figure a way to fit him in. Whether it be a late scratch, or something. Just my opinion though.

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