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Swafford wins CareerBuilder for first Tour title

Hudson Swafford birdied three of his final four holes to win the CareerBuilder Challenge by one over the eighth player in Tour history to break 60, Adam Hadwin. Here’s how things finished up Sunday in Palm Springs:

Leaderboard: Swafford (-20), Hadwin (-19), Brian Harman (-18), Bud Cauley (-18), Dominic Bozzelli (-17), Brendan Steele (-16), Chad Campbell (-16).

This is the first win of Swafford’s PGA Tour career. Playing his fourth season on Tour, Swafford came into this event having made his last 18 consecutive cuts dating back to last May. The 36-hole leader who started the day two back, Swafford opened with a bogey and followed with five pars before closing his front nine with birdies at 7, 8 and 9. He would win the tournament with another three-hole birdie streak on the back, circling Nos. 15, 16 and 17 to finally emerge from a packed leaderboard. With the win, Swafford, 204th in the world, is now heading to his first Masters.

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