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Thomas wins first Web.com Tour title

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Justin Thomas won the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship on Sunday for his first Web.com Tour title, beating Richard Sterne with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff.

Thomas hit a wedge from 75 yards to 2 1/2 feet to set up his winning birdie on the par-4 18th. Sterne blew a late three-stroke lead, then missed a birdie putt in the playoff after leaving his approach 20 feet short.

"I just tried to stay patient today and you have to do that here," Thomas said. "I don't want to say it's a relief to win, but it's hard to win with the level of play out here. ... It means you're the best that week and you beat everybody you played against. It's a really cool feeling and it's tough because it doesn't happen very often, especially in professional golf."

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Money Leaders: Web.com Tour
Rank Player Earnings
1 C.Wittenberg $433,453
2 L.Guthrie $410,593
3 R.Henley $400,116
4 L.List $363,206
5 J.Hahn $337,530
6 S.Stefani $307,371
7 R.Streb $305,591
8 B.Kohles $303,977
9 J.Bolli $300,924
10 D.Lingmerth $287,148
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Tour Stops This Week
LPGA:  Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic
Champions:  Pacific Links Hawai'i Championship
Web.com:  Web.com Tour Championship
European:  ISPS Handa Wales Open

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