Watney denies Garcia at The Barclays

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Updated: August 27, 2012

American Nick Watney won the Barclays Tournament in Farmingdale, New York, by three shots on Sunday, shooting down Sergio Garcia’s quest for consecutive victories and moving to top spot in the PGA Tour playoffs.

Watney fired a two-under-par 69 on the final day to finish at 10-under 274 and claim his fifth PGA Tour victory, three clear of fellow American Brandt Snedeker (70) who was alone in second at 277 and four ahead of overnight leader Garcia (75) and defending champion Dustin Johnson (68) on 278.

Former world No 1 Lee Westwood, former British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen, Canadian Graham DeLaet and American Brian Harman shared fifth at 279.

Watney won twice in 2011 but had managed just three top 10s in 2012 before the win which guaranteed him a place at the season ending Tour Championship and a shot at the FedEx Cup and its $10 million dollar bonus.

The playoffs move to TPC Boston next week for the Deutsche Bank Championship where the top 100 golfers compete for a spot in the final 70.