Singh wins fourth Barclays in playoff
Vijay Singh won The Barclays for a record fourth time yesterday, matching Sergio Garcia with a long birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff and finishing off the Spaniard with another birdie on the second extra hole.
The 45-year-old Fijian closed with a 1-under-par 70 to match Garcia (70) and Kevin Sutherland (68) at 8-under 276 on the sun-baked Ridgewood Country Club course in Paramus, N.J., the first-time site after 41 seasons at Westchester Country Club.
Singh earned 11,000
Amateur - New Zealander Danny Lee became the youngest US Amateur champion, supplanting Tiger Woods by holding off Drew Kittleson, 5 and 4, in Pinehurst, N.C.
The 18-year 1-month-old Lee frittered away most of a six-hole lead before regaining control with consecutive birdies midway through his second trip around Pinehurst's No. 2 course. He capped his 11th consecutive day of competitive golf by sinking a 30-foot birdie putt on the 14th.
Lee, 6 months 29 days younger than Woods was when he won the first of his three Amateurs in 1994, is the fourth foreign-born Amateur champion in six years.
The victory gives him exemptions into the US and British opens, a probable invitation to the Masters and a 10-year exemption into the US Amateur.
LPGA - Cristie Kerr sank a 15-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole, defeating Helen Alfredsson and Sophie Gustafson to win the
Alfredsson and Gustafson had missed slightly longer birdie putts.
Champions - Tom Kite surged past Scott Simpson with three birdies in four holes on the back nine to win his second
European - Darren Clarke claimed his second victory of the season, shooting a 4-under 66 to win the KLM Open by four strokes in Zandvoort, Netherlands.