Pity poor Johnson Wagner. Guy gets a PGA Tour win at the Mayakoba Golf Classic, and who's paying attention? Nobody, that's who, because all eyes in the golf world were focused on the Accenture Match Play.
No matter. Wagner matched Spencer Levin stroke-for-stroke to finish at 17-under 267, then parred the first sudden-death playoff hole for the victory. Here, check it out if you don't believe me:
And Wagner knows how to be political. When asked about returning next year, he had this gem of graciousness: "Unfortunately, it’s opposite the World Match Play, so the only way I would not be here is if I was in the top 64 in the world ... But if I’m 65th, you can dang sure bet I’m going to be here. I’ve loved it here, and it would actually be sad if I did get to 64 in the world and didn’t get to come back and defend. I’ve loved every minute I’ve been here."
Then again, Wagner pocketed a $666,000 check for his victory, so we don't need to feel too bad for him. Levin, though, has never won a PGA Tour event, so we tip our cap his way. Better luck next year, Spence.
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