PARAMUS, N.J. -- Hunter Mahan pulled away with three straight birdies, sealing the victory with a 20 - foot putt down the slope on the par - 5 17 th to win The Barclays, the opening FedEx Cup playoff tournament. He shot a final round of 6 - under par 65 for a two - shot victory over Stuart Appleby and Cameron Tringale.
He already has two World Golf Championships. Considering the timing, The Barclays felt bigger.
Mahan had gone 48 tournaments and nearly 30 months since his last victory. The only player to never miss a FedEx Cup playoff event, he wanted to keep alive his streak of reaching the Tour Championship every year since this series began in 2007. And he wanted to state his case for a captain's pick for the Ryder Cup team.
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