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James Hahn Wins Wells Fargo Championship

The final two rounds of the Wells Fargo Championship featured perfect weather in Charlotte -- a nice respite from the rain that washed out the Zurich Classic in New Orleans a week before and followed the PGA Tour to Charlotte on Thursday.


As the weather improved, so did the scoring and the fans at Quail Hollow were treated to some spectacular golf on the weekend as big names charged towards the top of the leaderboard.

However, despite those big names lurking, it was James Hahn that came out on top for a win with a final round 69 and a par on 18 in a playoff against Roberto Castro.

Castro's 66 on Friday was one of the best rounds of the week and his second-place performance will earn him a very nice paycheck, but he fell short of the win by one stroke in the playoff.


He hit his drive into the creek left of 18 in the playoff and then, after a drop, found a way to hit the ball into a spectator's shoe.


Despite finding water and a shoe in consecutive shots, he still found a way to scramble for bogey and apply pressure to Hahn, who made a terrific par. Even though he fell short of the win, it's still a great performance for a player that had only three top-25 finishes this season.


Rory McIlroy was hoping to defend his 2015 win at this event, but struggles on the 18th hole cost him that chance as he went 4 over on the very difficult closing hole this week. A T4 finish isn't anything to scoff at, especially after a long layoff after the Masters, but every time he comes here, he expects a win.


Phil Mickelson also finished T4 and, like McIlroy, the 18th hole is the one he'll look back on thinking "what if?" A quadruple-bogey 8 on the 18th on Saturday effectively took him out of the running for his first win at the Wells Fargo. Instead, he notches his 7th top-5 finish at Quail Hollow.


Rickie Fowler played tremendous golf on Friday and Saturday and held a one-stroke lead heading into the final round, but never got anything positive going on Sunday, shooting a 74 to fall back into T4.


He found the water twice on par 5s -- the 7th and 15th -- on Sunday and never factored into the competition down the stretch. Sunday was expected to be a chance to pick up some serious momentum ahead of his Player's Championship defense next week, but instead he'll head to TPC Sawgrass thinking about what should have been.

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