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Watney Wins at Dural, Tiger Sneaks Into Top 10 – SportsUntapped.com
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Added March 14th, 2011 by Chalk

Watney Wins at Dural, Tiger Sneaks Into Top 10
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On Sunday, Nick Watney shot a final round 67 to win the WGC-Cadillac Championship by two shots over Dustin Johnson. Watney started the day two shots back of third round leader Johnson after making double bogey on No. 18 on Saturday, but birdied the final hole on Sunday to cement his third career PGA Tour victory. Tiger Woods closed with a final day 66 to finish tied for 10th, eight shots behind Watney.

“It’s the biggest day of my golfing career,” said Watney, who finished second to Phil Mickelson at this tournament two years ago. “With the way yesterday ended and two years ago, it means a whole lot, and I’m very, very excited.” The win lifts Watney to No. 15 in the world rankings, up sixteen spots from No. 31.

Tiger was never in contention this week, but still took some solace in his low score on Sunday with no pressure. “I want to win golf tournaments and I didn’t do that this week,” said Tiger. “But I showed positive signs for the next time I play, which is a good thing.”

Tiger’s final day surge kept us from a winning week with our head-to-head picks, knocking us to 3-3 for the week. Still, that leaves our 2011 record at 46-24-7.

Our hits for the week:

  • Nick Watney, USA (Win) Over Paul Casey, England (T18)
  • Luke Donald, England (T6) Over Lee Westwood, England (T18)
  • Graeme McDowell, Northern Ireland (T42) Over Phil Mickelson, USA (T55)

Our shanks:

  • Martin Kaymer, Germany (T24) Over Tiger Woods, USA (T10)
  • Steve Stricker, USA (T18) Over Dustin Johnson, USA (2)
  • Charl Schwartzel, South Africa (T24) Over Matt Kuchar, USA (5)

 
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