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Singh clinches PGA Tour point race, earns $10 million bonus

9/28/2008 - Golf Vijay Singh

ATLANTA -- Vijay Singh has won the FedEx Cup, finishing four rounds at the Tour Championship to clinch the PGA Tour's points race and earn a $10 million bonus.

Singh won the first two playoff events, building such a large lead that no one could catch him at East Lake unless the 45-year-old Fijian withdrew or was disqualified. He closed with an even-par 70 and finished at 9-over 289 for the tournament, far behind the leaders.

It was the second year of the FedEx Cup, and the second straight year the finale lacked drama. Tiger Woods skipped the opening playoff event in 2007 and won by such a big margin he could have skipped the Tour Championship.

Singh gets $9 million in cash. The other $1 million is deferred compensation.