Nick Watney was the second player this weekend to come to the The Mines Resort's 18th hole needing birdie to fire 59. Both Watney and Bo Van Pelt fell short of golf's magic number, but Watney's stellar round was enough for him to win the CIMB Classic.
Watney's 10-under-par 61 on Sunday gave him a one-shot victory over defending champion Bo Van Pelt and Robert Garrigus. Watney finished at 22-under 262 (71-65-65-61).
Here are Five Things to take away from the week that was in Malaysia:
1. In the Nick of time
Watney started the day four strokes back of the leaders, the long-hitting Garrigus and Van Pelt, who flirted with 59 one day earlier. Watney opened the front nine with two birdies and then birdied Nos. 6, 8 and 9 en route to a 5-under 30 on the front nine.
Six birdies in a seven-hole stretch starting at No. 11 vaulted Watney past the overnight leaders -- Van Pelt and Garrigus -- and Chris Kirk, who made an early move.
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