Watney wins the AT&T but Scott and Allenby lurking

AMERICAN Nick Watney has won the AT&T National golf championship with Aussie golfers Adam Scott and Robert Allenby tied for third and sixth respectively.

Watney shot a final round 66 for a very impressive 13-under to take his second PGA Tour title for the year.

K.J. Choi was runner up two shots behind with a closing 67.

Scott had shared the lead with his opening round 66 but a mediocre second round 71 put him behind the eight ball.

He closed with rounds of 66 and 68 and should be happy with his overall form leading up to the British Open in a couple of weeks.

Allenby too showed signs of good touch, opening with a 71 but improving as the tournament progressed with rounds of 68, 68 and 65.

Green off the pace at French Open

At the French Open at Le Golf National second round co-leader Richard Green fell by the wayside with a final round 75 putting him in a tie for 11th.

The French fans were delirious with local countryman Thomas Levet firing a final round 70 to pull off an upset win.

Levet’s seven-under par total of 277 left him one stroke clear of Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark and Mark Foster of England.

It was 42-year-old Levet’s fifth European Tour title and his first since he took the 2009 Spanish Open.

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Brian is an award winning golf writer and is the founder and editor of Australian Senior Golfer. He is a former Sydney journalist who had little interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded ASG in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, numerous amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association and won the award for Best News Report for 2016 - 2017

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