Singh wins Barclays Classic title

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:34 IST

Golfer Vijay Singh ended a 21-event winless streak with his record third Barclays Classic title on Sunday.

Singh wins Barclays Classic title

New York:

Golfer Vijay Singh ended a 21-event winless streak with his record third Barclays Classic title on Sunday.He closed with a three-under 68 for a two-stroke victory over Adam Scott in the final tournament before the US Open."I was never worried about a win," Singh said. "I was worried about the way I was playing. The pressure kind of mounted that way."Singh, a shot behind leader Billy Andrade after the third round, took a two-stroke lead over Brett Quigley with a 25-foot birdie putt on the 218-yard 16th and added a birdie on the par-5 18th to finish at 10-under 274 in windy conditions.Record for VijayThe 1993 and 1995 champion, Singh is the first three-time winner in the 40-year-old tournament and only the second player to win three US PGA tour titles on the Westchester Country Club course. Jack Nicklaus won the 1965 Thunderbird on the hilly, tree-lined layout and added Westchester Classic titles in 1967 and 1972.The 43-year-old Fijian won for the first time since the Buick Open last July to raise his US PGA Tour victory total to 29 and tie Sam Snead's tour record for victories over 40 with 17. Singh won after failing to finish under par in his previous three tournaments, the first time he had done that in regular US tour events since 1998."My head was correct," Singh said. "I wasn't getting angry with my game - not letting bad shots affect me like the last few weeks."Singh had only one birdie in the first 15 holes in his bogey-free round - a two-putt birdie on the par-5 fifth - with the wind swirling through the trees at 10-15 mph and gusting to 20-25 mph. (AP)



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