NEW ORLEANS, April 22 (UPI) -- Nick Watney closed with a 3-under 69 Sunday to finish at 15-under 273 and win his first PGA Tour title by three shots at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
Watney became the third straight first-time winner at the tournament and 17th first-time winner in tournament history.
"I am a little bit at a loss for words, but I'm just so happy and proud," Watney said. "I'm just so excited for this."
The title was worth $1,098,000.
The event had to be canceled last year after the course was ravaged by Hurricane Katrina.