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“One thing that helped me was putting, and today it saved me,” said Woodland, who took only 10 putts on the back nine and 23 for the final round. “Luckily, it won me a golf tournament.”

Scott Stallings, a PGA Tour rookie who missed every cut on the West Coast Swing to fall to the bottom of the status ladder, kept his poise and stayed in the game until the 16th, the toughest driving hole on the Copperhead course with trees to the left and water to the right. Stallings went right into the lake and made double bogey.

Even so, he shot a 70 and finished alone in third, which gets him in the Houston Open in two weeks.

Brandt Snedeker finished alone in fourth.

Justin Rose, a two-time winner last year who started the final round with a one-shot lead, was tied for the lead until making four straight bogeys through the 10th hole to fall out of contention. He wound up five shots behind.

Nick Watney, coming off a World Golf Championship title at Doral last week, played with Woodland and fell out of the mix quickly by failing to make putts. Watney didn’t make a birdie and closed with a 72 and tied for 13th, the first time Watney has been out of the top 10 all year. That means his two-month bet with caddie Chad Reynolds is over, and both can now get a haircut.

RESULTS

Gary Woodland (500), $990,000;[R]67-68-67-67;—;269;-15

Webb Simpson (300), $594,000;[R]67-67-67-69;—;270;-14

Scott Stallings (190), $374,000;[R]66-70-66-70;—;272;-12

Brandt Snedeker (135), $264,000;[R]72-64-67-70;—;273;-11

Marc Turnesa (90), $180,125;[R]68-67-73-66;—;274;-10

Martin Laird (90), $180,125;[R]66-70-68-70;—;274;-10

Roland Thatcher (90), $180,125;[R]68-67-69-70;—;274;-10

Chris Couch (90), $180,125;[R]69-64-70-71;—;274;-10

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