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Wagner Finally On Track After Win In Houston

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Johnson Wagner watches his tee shot on the 11th hole during the first round of the Shell Houston Open. (credit: Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Johnson Wagner watches his tee shot on the 11th hole during the first round of the Shell Houston Open. (credit: Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

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HUMBLE, Texas (AP) – Johnson Wagner’s first PGA tour victory proved to be more of an anomaly than a springboard.

Wagner won the 2008 Houston Open, then failed to earn a top-10 finish the rest of the year, missing five cuts. The following year was even worse, with 13 missed cuts in 27 starts.

“I went into a little dark place in my golf career,” Wagner said.

He and his wife, Katie, had two children in the midst of his slump, and Wagner said fatherhood took him away – happily – from concentrating on his game.

Wagner re-dedicated himself last year with a new personal trainer and emphasis on his short game. The hard work has yielded eye-popping results this year, and Wagner returns to Houston this week with five top-15 finishes in 2012, including a victory at the Sony Open.

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