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Leonard wins Exelon Invitational

Justin Leonard won the inaugural Exelon Invitational today at Wyncote Golf Club in suburban Philadelphia, defeating U.S. Ryder Cup teammates Lee Janzen and Jim Furyk, the tournament host, as well as European Ryder Cup team member Sergio Garcia.

Leonard secured the win with birdies on the 16the and 18th holes and earned $180,000 of the $280,000 purse, while Furyk finished second with $45,000, followed by Janzen ($30,000) and Garcia ($25,000).

Leonard sank a 3 1/2-foot putt for birdie on the par-four 16th for $60,000 and his birdie on 18 earned an additional $37,500.

Furyk posted birdies on four and nine while Janzen birdied the 11th for $30,000.

Garcia, who replaced Davis Love III in the field due to Love's sore back, birdied the 17th hole from 15 feet after the others all missed. Before putting, the 19-year-old Garcia told the crowd he hadn't made a putt all day, then had all of his opponents read the line of the putt. He promptly stroked the ball into the hole. After Garcia made the putt, Janzen, Leonard and Furyk all imitated the scissor kick Garcia performed as he ran down the fairway to watch his second shot on the 16th hole during the final round of the PGA Championship last month at Medinah.