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Watney Claims the AT&T National
At only one-under after Thursday and Friday's rounds at Aronimink Golf Course, Nick Watney (FJ Sport and Pure Touch) closed the deal with a 12-under total for the weekend to secure a two stroke win over fellow FJ Ambassador K.J. Choi (FJ ICON and StaSof) in the AT&T National. Watney's three birdies and three clutch par saves on the front nine helped him gain control; however, Choi was hot on his tail with four birdies on the backside. Despite the Philadelphia humidity and the competition, Watney shot a cool bogey-free 68 on Sunday to claim the title by two shots. Grasping the Liberty Bell trophy puts Watney 10th in the official World Golf Rankings. This is Watney's second victory of 2011.
Watney later said of his victory, "I'm overjoyed to be in here as the winner...It was a very difficult, long day. K.J. played great golf and he kept coming and coming. And that makes it even more rewarding.