The Barclays 2012: Nick Watney Holds On For Win, FedEx Cup Lead

Sacramento native Nick Watney took the lead and never let it go Sunday at the Barclays.

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2012 Barclays Purse: Sacramento Native Nick Watney Takes Home $1.44 Million With Tournament Victory

With an $8 million dollar purse available at The Barclays, Nick Watney raked in $1.44 million after his come-from-behind win over Sergio Garcia.

Watney finished 10-under par after a final round of 69, to win his first tournament of the season. Garcia lost the lead to Watney in the final round, and with the lead went $976,000 as Garcia finished tied for third with Dustin Johnson. Both men left with $464,000.

Snedeker snuck in late to almost double his intake, by taking sole possession of second place after hitting a final round 70 to finish seven-under par. Snedeker went home with $864,000.

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson only brought home $32,000 apiece, but Woods still remains atop the PGA Tour money list for the season. Roy McIlroy, who finished tied for 24th, took home $56,700 to keep his second place spot on the overall list.

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The Barclays 2012 Final: Nick Watney Kicks Off FedEx Cup Playoffs With Win

Nick Watney is now No. 1 in the FedEx Cup standings with three more playoffs to go after turning a two-stroke deficit into a three-stroke victory at the Barclays Sunday afternoon.

Watney, who finished -10, played a steady, 2-under round while the rest of his competition, mainly Sergio Garcia, faltered on the formidable course. Garcia began the day with the tournament lead but shot a 4-over to finish in a tie for third place.

Brandt Snedeker, who finished in second with a score of -7, shot a 1-under 70 on the day which will put him in the talks for the Ryder Cup team along with Watney.

Tiger Woods, on the other hand, had quite the rough finale. Woods was still in striking distance heading into Sunday but double-bogeyed the 12th before following that up with bogeys on holes 13, 14 and 16. He finished the tournament tied for 38th at 1-over thanks to a 5-over Sunday.

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Barclays 2012: Sacramento Native Nick Watney Takes Lead Halfway Through Round 2

Sacramento native and Fresno State alum Nick Watney is now sitting on top of the Barclays leader board with a score of 8-under through the first ten holes.

An impressive eagle on the fourth hole gave Watney the lead and he has still yet to relinquish it despite a bogey on the eighth.

Padraig Harrington, the leader after Thursday, has dropped all the way to 31st after compiling five bogeys through ten holes.

Vijay Singh and Bob Estes are still breathing down Watney's neck, sitting at -7 with their rounds completed. Tiger Woods also still remains in striking distance after following up two bogeys with three birdies on the front nine.

For up-to-the-second updates, go check out the PGA Tour's always entertaining Shot Tracker.

For more news as it happens, visit SB Nation's golf hub page and stay on SB Nation Bay Area for updates on Watney's round as he fights to stay in first.

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