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Thursday 14 December 2017

Hahn ends run of eight missed cuts in style

James Hahn celebrates after winning the Wells Fargo Championship. Photo: Getty
James Hahn celebrates after winning the Wells Fargo Championship. Photo: Getty
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Former shoe salesman James Hahn put his best foot forward to win the Wells Fargo Championship in a playoff against fellow American Roberto Castro in North Carolina on Sunday.

South Korean-born Hahn, who had missed the cut in his previous eight starts, broke out of his slump in style, sinking a four-foot par putt to win at the first extra hole.

Hahn, 34, said he had started to question his future after his recent run of poor form.

"Eight straights missed cuts is tough," he said as his voice cracked with emotion.

"You start questioning yourself, are you good enough? Will it ever happen again? And then you start thinking into the future, as far as selling shoes again for a living.

"It's crazy to call myself a two-time PGA Tour champion."

A final day of six-under 66 saw Rory McIlroy jump up to tied fourth alongside Phil Mickelson.

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