PARAMUS, N.J. — About the only thing that went wrong for Hunter Mahan at The Barclays was when the trophy broke. All he had to show for perhaps the biggest win of his career was a large wreath of roses.
"Am I supposed to put this on, Kentucky Derby style?" he said.
That would have been fitting. The closing stretch was exactly what he needed Sunday.
Mahan pulled away with three straight birdies, sealing the victory with a 20-foot putt down the slope on the par-5 17th.
That allowed him a bogey from the trees on the final hole for a 6-under 65 and a two-shot victory in the opening FedEx Cup playoff event.
He already has two World Golf Championships.
Considering the timing, The Barclays felt bigger for him.
Mahan had gone 48 tournaments and nearly 30 months since his last victory.
"To get a win in an event like this, and the timing that it was, it feels unbelievable," Mahan said.
Ryu breaks record
LONDON, Ontario — So Yeon Ryu won the Canadian Women's Open on Sunday at London Hunt, breaking the tournament record at 23-under 265.
The 24-year-old Ryu closed with a 3-under 69 for a two-stroke victory over fellow South Korean player Na Yeon Choi.
Ryu opened with a course-record 63 and added rounds of 66 and 67 to take a four-stroke lead into the final day.
Dunlap wins playoff
SNOQUALMIE, Wash. — Scott Dunlap won the Boeing Classic on Sunday when he made a short birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff against Mark Brooks.
Dunlap set up his winning putt on the par-5 18th hole with an outstanding approach to the right of the pin that bounced past the hole, and then drew back downhill to within four feet. He missed his eagle try but made his next putt for his first Champions Tour victory.
Brooks, who put himself in jeopardy by landing in a bunker on his drive, just missed a 30-foot putt on his fourth shot.