Singh wins Wachovia Championship playoff

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 8 (UPI) -- Vijay Singh finally broke through on the fourth playoff hole Sunday to win the PGA Wachovia Championship.

Singh shot a 6-under-par 66 in the final round for a 12-under 276 that put him in the playoff with Sergio Garcia, who led after each of the first three rounds, and Jim Furyk.


Garcia retained his lead until he bogeyed the 71st hole of regulation to close at 72. Furyk birdied the 72nd hole for a final round 66.

Garcia dropped out on the first playoff hole when he missed a six-foot putt. Garcia tied the PGA Tour record for losing the biggest lead (six shots) entering the final round.

At the fourth playoff hole, Furyk's fourth shot hit the pin and spun 50 feet from the hole in the rough. Singh blasted his bunker shot inside two feet and tapped in for par to win for the third time this year.

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