Lowery overcomes Singh in Pebble Beach play-off

Steve Lowery sank a seven-foot birdie putt on the first extra hole to defeat Vijay Singh in a play-off and claim the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on Sunday.

Steve Lowery sank a seven-foot birdie putt on the first extra hole to defeat Vijay Singh in a play-off and claim the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on Sunday.

Lowery finished on 10 under par and took a one-shot lead into the clubhouse after nearly clinching the title on the last with a 40-foot birdie putt that hit the cup but stayed out.

Singh then hit a three wood into the wind on the par-five 18th that left him 45 yards to the pin before striking his third shot to five feet.

The Fijian duly made a birdie to force a play-off but then hit his drive into a fairway bunker on the 18th after Lowery had found the fairway.

A poor shot out of the bunker left Singh nearly 200 yards from the green and he found sand again near the green but was able to blast out to eight feet and convert for par.

Lowery laid up and hit a solid third shot, spinning the ball back from past the flag to seven feet before converting the birdie for the third win of his career and the first since the Southern Farm Bureau Classic in 2000.

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