Barclays 2012: Day 4 Leaderboard Analysis, Highlights and More
Nick Watney turned a two-stroke deficit heading into the final round at the 2012 Barclays into a three-stroke victory and finished the event 10-under par.
This, of course, gives Watney not only a tournament victory under his belt, but the lead in the FedEx Cup and is now assured a shot at the $10 million prize at the Tour Championship next month. With this opening playoff-event victory in the FexEx Cup, Watney has a 531-point lead over Barclays runner-up Brandt Snedeker, who finished the tourney alone in second at seven-under.
This is Watney's first PGA win of the season and the fifth of his career. Check out his win-sealing putt and reaction after the title.
To earn this win, Watney had to pass Sergio Garcia, who began the fourth round with a two-stroke lead over Watney, but he methodically withered on the final day.
He bogeyed the opening hole, and played the rest of the front nine at even. Watney, Garcia's playing partner, birdied the second hole to tie Garcia. Watney had the lead for good after a birdie on the eighth.
Sergio was not a factor from that point on, as he really lost control on the back nine. The back side forced Garcia into a three-over, to have him finishing the day with a four-over 75—leaving him at six-under for the tournament and tied for third.
Canada's Graham DeLaet had the round of the day by firing a six-under 65. This pushed him to five-under for the tournament and into a tie for fifth place.
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Other Notable Golfers
Once again, Tiger Woods started a tournament strong and limped to the finish. He followed up his 72 on Saturday with a five-over 76 on Sunday to finish tied for 38th (with Phil Mickelson, and a host of others) at one-over.
Woods was largely undone with his putter. When he has struggled lately, it has been with the pace of his putts. That was amplified on the blazing fast greens of Bethpage Black.
Bubba Watson had a very un-Bubba like tournament. All four of his rounds were solid as he started with three straight 70s and finished with a 71. While this left him back in 10th, it is a nice sign of Watson's development, as he was able to avoid pressing himself into disastrous holes.
World No. 1 Rory McIlroy shot a one-over 72 on Sunday to finish the tournament at one-under and tied for 24th.
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