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2012 Barclays Leadeboard: Nick Watney Takes 3-Shot Lead Over Sergio Garcia

The final pairing at The Barclays has made the turn at Bethpage Black, and American Nick Watney now holds a three-shot lead over playing partner Sergio Garcia. The Spaniard had enjoyed a two-shot lead on the outward nine, but back-to-back birdies by Watney and a bogey at No. 8 by Garcia swung the lead. Watney led the FedEx Cup regular season standings last year and emerged as one of the best players in the world, but he's had an underwhelming 2012. He's likely out of contention for the Ryder Cup team unless he goes nuts during the playoffs, but a win on Long Island could put him back in good shape for the $10 million prize.

Garcia is looking to go back-to-back after a win at Sedgefield last week. He already stated that he'll skip the Deutsche Bank next week in preparation for the Tour Championship in Atlanta and next month's Ryder Cup, but a win here would be yet another boost of confidence in advance of Medinah.

Baylor's Jimmy Walker carded a final round 71 on Sunday to finish the week at even-par. Walker had a solid week and was well within the top-100, to advance on to Boston next week.

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