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Hahn digs deep to win Wells Fargo title
Hahn celebrates with his wife Stephanie and daughter Kailee.

New York - American came into tournament missing eight straight cuts


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Published: Mon 9 May 2016, 4:07 PM

Last updated: Mon 9 May 2016, 10:42 PM

James Hahn parred the first hole of a sudden death playoff on Sunday to beat Roberto Castro for the Wells Fargo Championship title and end months of misery on the PGA Tour.
America's Hahn arrived at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina, this week having missed eight straight cuts. He hadn't produced a round in the 60s since February.
He had to fight back tears after sinking a four-foot par putt at Quail Hollow's demanding 18th to seal his second career title.
"Eight straight missed cuts is tough," Hahn said. "You start to question yourself - are you good enough, will it ever happen again?"
But he needed only a routine par for the victory as Castro was in trouble right away in the playoff, sending his tee shot into the stream guarding the fairway. His third shot from the bank landed in the shoe of a spectator near the green and after his chip rolled past the pin he settled for a bogey.
"It's crazy to call myself a two-time PGA Tour champion," Hahn said. "To do this on the first playoff hole is amazing."
Both Hahn and Castro finished 72 holes at nine-under 279, one shot in front of England's Justin Rose. Hahn, who earned his first career title via a playoff at the 2015 Northern Trust Open in Los Angeles, bogeyed the 18th in regulation to cap a 70 while Castro closed with a 71.
Rose carded a 71 for solo third place on 280. Five-time major winner Phil Mickelson and Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy led a group on 281, both climbing up the leaderboard with 66s.

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