The Barclays, the first event in the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the 2012 FedExCup, came to an exciting close on Sunday in the US at Bethpage State Park’s Black Course.
Amid record crowds, Nick Watney closed with a final round of two-under par to push past Sergio Garcia, who started the day with a two-shot lead.
Watney, a 31-year-old American from California, made a 10-foot birdie putt on the last hole for an overall 10 under par, three shots ahead of second place finisher Brandt Snedeker.
Garcia, who bogeyed the first hole at Bethpage Black on Sunday, finished tied for third with 2011 winner Dustin Johnson at six under.
Tiger Woods and Barclays-sponsored golfer Phil Mickelson tied for 38th place overall.
Skip McGee, Head of Barclays Global Investment Banking Division, thanked the PGA TOUR and all tournament volunteers before presenting Watney with the winner’s trophy.
The win, worth US$1.44m, moved five-time PGA Tour Champion Watney to number one in the FedExCup standings, ahead of next week's playoff tournament in Boston, Massachusetts.
Golf is a significant part of Barclays sponsorship portfolio, providing an opportunity for us to build stronger relationships with clients, increase brand awareness and align ourselves with a game that has global appeal. This event complements our sponsorship of the Barclays Singapore Open.