Fresno State Alumni Nick Watney knows when he needs to turn it up a notch, and he certainly did this weekend at the AT&T National at Aronimink Golf Club. Watney shot a course record 62 on Saturday, and backed it up with a 66 Sunday to take the title, his second PGA Tour win of 2011, and vault to the top spot in the FedEx Cup standings.
22-year old phenom Rickie Fowler was tied with Watney at the begin of play Sunday, but shot an unfortunate +4 74 to drop out of contention, leaving the door open for Watney to make his charge. Watney was the top ranked golfer in this week in Newtown Square, PA bur was a bit overlooked as the fans cheered and rooted for Fowler, his playing partner, much more than Watney.
Watney, a consumate professional, had this to say about it:â†µ
â†µâ†µ"He's obviously a very popular player. I think his time is definitely coming, I would say there were probably a few more Fowler fans out there. But it is what it is. Sometimes you play away games or whatever."â†µ
Watney's bogey-free round on Sunday lead to a -13 final score, and was just enough to keep others at bay, such as K.J. Choi, who finished two shots back at -11.â†µ