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Brian Harman celebrates after winning the Wells Fargo Championship

Wilmington, North Carolina - World No.1 Dustin Johnson was charging up the

leaderboard looking for his fourth win in a row. Ryder Cup hero and 54 hole

leader Patrick Reed - otherwise known as "Captain America" was holding onto

his slim lead. Pat Perez was surging, grabbing a share of the lead at one point.

Rookie sensation Jon Rahm was moving into contention just two shots back and

Hall of Famer Phil Mickelson was looking to break his winless streak in North

Carolina. All of this was the story on the front nine, big names and great stories,

but it was another lefty that would steal the show at Eagle Point for this year's

edition of the Wells Fargo Championship (Quail Hollow the regular host venue

will have the PGA Championship in August)


Friday was a tough day for the players on the Fazio layout (most of which had

never seen before the week started) with winds whipping and temps colder than

normal. Harman did some of his best work on cut day, moving up the board

after carding a 3 under par 69.


After a final round 67, Dustin Johnson found himself tied for the lead in the

clubhouse and seeking his fourth straight victory. Harman needed birdie to upend

the games' best player and notch his second tour win. After going wayward on his

271 yard approach into 18, Harman needed to get up and down to win, but he hit a

less than mediocre chip and faced a 28 foot putt to close out DJ. Most would be

thinking about getting down in two and taking their chances in sudden death - but

not diminutive lefty. He poured the winning putt in the jar and erupted in celebration

with caddie Scott Tway.


It was Harman's first tour win in 3 years, "I knew it was going to be tough to birdie

those last couple," Harman said. "But I stuck to my game plan and just did it, did

the best I could." He finished with rounds of 71-69-70-68 (10 under par).


Johnson after making the cut on the number, shot 10 under for the weekend to

finish tied with Pat Perez at -9. The final grouping struggled mightily on Sunday,

Reed shot a back nine 40 for a 75 to finish out of the top 10. Alex Noren seeking

his first PGA Tour victory shot 77 on Sunday.