Singh's thrilling win
Tuesday 04 May 2004
Vijay Singh zoomed past Joe Ogilvie for his second successive Monday victory, sinking a 25-foot birdie putt at the 18th hole to close a spectacular back nine and win a three-way shoot-out at the HP Classic yesterday. Justin Rose finished joint fifth.
Singh played the final eight holes in seven under par to erase a six-stroke deficit. He came home in 29 to cap a nine under 63 and edge the unheralded Ogilvie by a shot at 22 under for a 266 total. The Fijian, ranked second in the world, was nearly forced to a play-off when Ogilvie left his bunker blast on the left edge of the closing hole.
Singh has made a habit of winning on Mondays, having claimed last week's rain-plagued Houston Open on the extra day. He has won the last three Monday finishes on the PGA Tour.
Rose, who led the Masters for the first two rounds, finished five shots behind Singh here, after continuing his fine form by finishing with a 69 after his third round of 65.
* Becky Morgan fell a shot shy of becoming the first Welsh winner on the LPGA Tour n a thrilling finish at the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship in Atlanta on Sunday. Jennifer Rosales, from the Philippines, claimed her first title, with Morgan in a four-way tie for second.
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