Three-way playoff at PGA
HAVEN, Wis. -- Vijay Singh entered Sunday's final round with a one-stroke lead, shot a birdie-free 76, then finally made a red number on the first hole of a three-man playoff with Justin Leonard and Chris DiMarco take win the 86th PGA Championship and his third career major.
Singh nearly made a long, snaking birdie putt on the third and final playoff hole, but barely missed it and tapped in for par and the win.
Leonard went to the 18th hole with a one-stroke lead, but an approach shot into a front bunker and a two-putt bogey have led to a three-man playoff between Leonard, Singh and DiMarco.
DiMarco missed a 12-foot putt on the 18th hole of regulation that would have, eventually, won him the tournament. However, he can take solace in the fact that, based on the strength of his Sunday round, he has already clinched a spot on the U.S. Ryder Cup team.
Chris Riley, who finished in a share of fourth place, can say the same thing. He shot a final-round 73.
Ernie Els could have made it a foursome in the playoff, but he, too, bogeyed the final hole in regulation, finishing in a share of fourth with Riley.
Tiger Woods continued his inconsistent play; he shot a 1-under 73 to finish the tournament at 2 under overall.
"It's frustrating because I didn't win, simple as that," said Woods, who could have lost his No. 1 ranking had Els finished in at least second place. "I felt like I was playing so well coming into this event, and I was. It's unfortunate that I just didn't continue that way."
Chip Sullivan of Troutville, Va., established himself as low club pro with a final-round 71 to finish at 1 under overall.
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