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Watney rallies for Barclays victory

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Nick Watney rallied from two shots back Sunday, registering a 2-under-par 69 to post a three-shot victory at the Barclays.

Watney finished at 10-under 274 at Bethpage Black, three better than Brandt Snedeker.

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The victory in the first of four PGA Tour playoff events vaulted him into the lead on the FedExCup points list and improved his chances for a captain's pick spot on the U.S. Ryder Cup team.

Snedeker also earned Ryder Cup consideration from U.S. captain Davis Love III with his Barclays performance. He carded a 1-under 70 to take second at 7-under par.

Third-round leader Sergio Garcia (4-over 75) ended up settling for a third-place tie with defending champion Dustin Johnson (68) at 6-under 278.

Tiger Woods posted a 5-over 76 Sunday, tying for 38th at plus-1.

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