The 25-year-old was one of various American players who could count themselves grievous not to acquire a spot in their country’s Ryder Cup group last week.
Notwithstanding, Burns exploited the additional planning time, following rounds of 68, 66 and 65 with a 67 which remembered four birdies for the back nine
Burns caused problems for himself by sending his second shot on the last opening into the greenside shelter, yet he left himself two putts from inside 10 feet to wrap up triumph by a single shot.
Scratch Watney, who last won a PGA Tour title nine years prior, and Cameron Young completed in a tie for second spot, while Henrik Norlander was the champion name in a gathering of four players who asserted fourth position.
Sahith Teegala passed up a wire-to-wire triumph, the world number 494 in the end completing in a portion of eighth spot.