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Mahan on top after Barclays win. (AP photo) 

Hunter Mahan closed with five birdies Sunday for a 65, winning The Barclays. His triumph vaulted the now 6 time winner to No. 1 in the FedEx Cup standings.

Stuart Appleby (65), Cameron Tringale (66) and Jason Day (68) shared second place at 12 under while the Big Easy, Ernie Els (66), William McGirt (66) and Matt Kuchar (67) were another shot behind.

Team New England’s Keegan Bradley struggled to recover from a triple bogey 7 at the par 4 fifth hole today. A bogey at the ninth hole led to a front side +3/38. Bradley had just 3 birdies in his fourth round, (3, 13,16).  A bogey free back nine led to a -2/34 or +1/72 and a -1/283 for the tournament, (T-53rd). Bradley arrives in Norton this week in 29th place in the FedEx Cup standings. Scott Stallings maintained his 90th position ranking, post Barclays and the remaining TNE  players will be here this week for the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston along with 98 of their friends.

Former DB Championship winner Phil Mickelson just could be a no show this year after his embarrassing play at this year’s Barclays. While the $10 million is awfully attractive, Mickelson’s got the Ryder Cup on his mind. It’s understandable after his play last week. Does lefty have some work to do?  That would be a resounding ‘yes’ if he expects to lead Team USA at Gleneagles in a few weeks. Stay tuned.

 

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