Brian Harman Wins Wells Fargo Championship With Clutch Long Range Putt

Dustin Johnson tips his hat to the fans on the 18th hole during the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Eagle Point Golf Club in Wilmington N.C. Sunday

Brian Harman described his birdie putt from 28 feet, 4 inches as "surreal", but sinking it secured a very real victory for the Georgia native who last won a PGA Tour event in 2014.

Harman shot a final round four-under 68 on Sunday at Eagle Point Golf Club to finish 10 under for the tournament and pick up his second career PGA Tour win.

Johnson, in his return from a freak back injury that knocked the world's No. 1 player out of the Masters, went from making the cut on the number to a 67-67 weekend at Eagle Point and appeared headed for a playoff with Harman and Pat Perez.

"After I won the first one I thought I was going to be there a lot and it didn't work out that way", he said. "Having a little bit more belief in myself and just trusting that I'm pretty good at what I do and just trying to stay in the moment and do the best that I can". "It just wasn't getting close enough".

Up first was the left-hander Harman, whose second shot to the par-5 finisher wound up well left of the green.

"I didn't really know what to expect from this week", he said.

The Georgian native, who birdied his final two holes, was enjoying a good run of form prior to the tournament and has now recorded three straight top-15 finishes.

But he judged it perfectly, adding a birdie to the one he had managed on 17 to post a four-under-par 68 and a four-round total of 10 under.

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Harman came to the 18th tee tied for the lead and knowing that he needed a birdie on the par-5 to win the title. This was his first time playing in six weeks, and while there were signs of rust, he looked like the same old Johnson over the weekend as he tried to make up ground and nearly did.

Daly, 51, won for the first time since the PGA Tour's 2004 Buick Invitational.

"Not much has changed", he said. "Cristie hit some really good putts, but they just didn't go in".

"I think it was the definition of survival out there", Wie said. "That first win is always special".

Graeme McDowell was best of the Irish - he finished in a tie for 18th on 4 under par, with Offaly's Shane Lowry one shot further back.

When Daly tapped in the winning putt, he pumped his fist.

Spain's rising star Jon Rahm ended up in fourth on -8 after a final round 71 while Smylie Kaufman, Kevin Tway and Seung-Yul Noh were in a three-way share of fifth on -7.

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