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After three near misses at Bay Hill, Vijay Singh finally won the Arnold Palmer Invitational, closing with a 67 for an 8-under par total of 272. Rocco Mediate (67) finished second two strokes back. Third-round leader Vaughn Taylor (73) was alone in third.
“Having won Jack’s tournament and now Arnie’s, it’s a great one to get,” Singh said.
Vijay now has 31 career victories and is tied with Harry “Lighthouse” Cooper for most wins by a foreign-born player.
Tiger Woods pulled within two shots of the lead but then faltered in uncharacteristic fashion with a string of double and triple bogeys. Woods shot a 76, including 43 strokes over the final nine, and finished in a tie for 22nd.
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