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Atwal becomes first Indian to win on PGA Tour

Greensboro: Arjun Atwal scripted history by becoming the first Indian golfer to clinch a US PGA Tour title as he lifted the Wyndham Championship trophy here, regaining his playing card on the elite tour within weeks of losing it to poor form in a remarkable turnaround of fortune.

Atwal, who had a three-shot lead going into the final round, returned a steady three-under 67 to clinch the title by a stroke with a total of 20-under 260. The Indian took home USD 918,000 for his effort on Sunday.

But more importantly, the victory at Sedgefield Country Club earned him his status on the PGA Tour for the remainder of this year and the next two years as well.

American David Toms fired a six-under 64 to take the second spot at 19-under on the leaderboard.

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