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'Furious' Wagner plays quickly and poorly in loss

Johnson Wagner at the 2013 Greenbrier Classic
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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. – Because of a three-hour, 10-minute rain delay, the final twosome at The Greenbrier Classic didn’t start their round until 5:10 p.m. ET. Though many will celebrate the pace of play to finish before total darkness, Johnson Wagner wasn’t pleased about the problems presented by that situation.

“It was dark, it was really dark,” said the 54-hole leader, who shot a 73 to finish in a four-way tie for second place. “We should have played threesomes early this morning. Not that, that would have made any difference with my round, but the last few holes I felt like we were just trying to finish.

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“I didn’t mean to sound like a baby there. I’m just furious.”

Wagner later clarified that he was furious about his own performance, not the fact that he and playing competitor Jimmy Walker had to finish without much sunlight.

“This is going to hurt for a while,” he continued, “but I played great for four days, so there’s a lot to grow on.”

The final twosome played in three hours and 38 minutes.