Sports

Nick Watney With A Timely Win At Bethpage Black

View Comments
Nick Watney reacts after he made his putt on the ninth hole during the final round of The Barclays at the Black Course at Bethpage State Park August 26, 2012 in Farmingdale, New York.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Nick Watney reacts after he made his putt on the ninth hole during the final round of The Barclays at the Black Course at Bethpage State Park August 26, 2012 in Farmingdale, New York. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Latest Sports Headlines:

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up
Lastest News Headlines:

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) – Nick Watney salvaged a dismal season with a victory Sunday at The Barclays that was timely in so many ways.

Watney turned a two-shot deficit against Sergio Garcia into a three-shot lead in four holes around the turn at Bethpage Black, and then hung on to close with a 2-under 69 and capture the opening playoff event for the FedEx Cup. Watney won by three over Brandt Snedeker.

Watney is assured a shot at the $10 million prize at the Tour Championship next month. Winning against one of the strongest fields of the year also puts him in the conversation as a captain’s pick for the Ryder Cup. Davis Love III will select four players after next week’s tournament outside Boston.

Garcia shot 75 and tied for third.

(© 2012 by STATS LLC and Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.)

View Comments