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Stanley rises from the ashes at Phoenix Open

After his dramatic collapse at Torrey Pines, Kyle Stanley was in tears again at the Phoenix Open on Sunday. This time, however, they were tears of joy rather than despair, as he overcame an eight-stroke deficit for his maidan PGA Tour title.

"I just want to thank my mom and dad. They've done a lot for me. I'm speechless,'' Stanley said in the scoring area moments after the victory.

After snatching defeat from the jaws of victory just seven days ago in San Diego, this time the 24-year-old closed with a bogey-free 6-under 65 as Spencer Levin saw his six stroke final round lead disappear.

"I'm never going to forget that [Torrey Pines],'' Stanley said. "But I think it makes this one a lot sweeter, just being able to bounce back. I'm kind of at a loss for words. I'm very grateful for the support I've gotten. It's unbelievable. Unbelievable turnaround.''

Stanley takes home $1,098,000 for his first PGA Tour title, while all Levin will take back will be memories of what could have been his first win on the tour.

"It just wasn't my day, obviously,'' Levin said. "But I gave it away, simple as that. You have a six-shot lead and lose, you gave it away. My hat's off to Kyle.

He played a great round. He went and got it. But if you've got a six-shot lead and don't win, then I think it's on the player with the lead, for sure.''

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