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Furyk denied AGAIN

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) -

Jim Furyk's streak of not winning a PGA tour event after holding or being tied with the lead after three rounds has reached eight.

Hunter Mahan pulled away with three straight birdies to win The Barclays on Sunday, ending an 0-for-46 drought on the PGA Tour.

Furyk and Jason Day entered the day tied for the top spot at one-under. The UA grad ('92) shot one-under on the day but was not match for the redhot Mahan.

Furyk has nine Top-10 finishes this season. The victory could not have come at a better time for Mahan.

Mahan now is assured of making the Tour Championship every year since the FedEx Cup began in 2007. He is the only player to never miss a playoff event. And by beating one of the strongest fields of the year, he made a strong impression on Tom Watson as a captain's pick for the Ryder Cup team.

Mahan closed with a 6-under 65.

He made a 10-foot birdie putt on the 15th hole to take the lead, hit his approach to 3 feet on the 16th and sealed the win with a 20-foot birdie on the 17th.

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