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January 16 2012

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With this victory: Johnson Wagner

Johnson Wagner backed his Hyundai Tournament of Champions top-10 finish with a victory at the Sony Open in Hawaii -- the third victory of Wagner’s career. With this victory, Wagner: • Earn 500 FedExCup points to move atop the standings • Extends his fully-exempt status through the 2014 season. • Posted his best scores (second- and third-round 4-under 66s) in 14 rounds at Waialae CC. His previous-best score was second-round 68 in missing the cut in 2009 and first-round 68 this week. • Became the fourth consecutive Sony Open champion to shoot all four rounds in the 60s. • Easily tops his best career finish in the Sony Open (1-2012, MC-2011, MC-2010, MC-2009, T34-2007). • Becomes the ninth of the last 14 Sony Open winners to play the week prior at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. • Posts his first win in come-from-behind fashion (he trailed Jeff Maggert and Matt Every by two shots after 54 holes). • Records the 322nd win on the PGA TOUR by a former Nationwide Tour player. This victory is Wagner’s third in 141 career starts on the PGA TOUR. Here’s a list of Wagner’s TOUR wins: 2012 Sony Open in Hawaii 2011 Mayakoba Golf Classic 2008 Shell Houston Open
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