4 Aug 2008

Vijay Singh wins Golf tournament in Ohio

11:34 am on 4 August 2008

The Fiji golfer Vijay Singh has won the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational by one shot at Firestone Country Club in Akron Ohio.

Singh squandered an early two-stroke lead with an untidy run around the turn before holding on to clinch his first victory in a World Golf Championship event.

Joint pacesetter overnight with American Phil Mickelson and Britain's Lee Westwood, Singh fired a two-under-par 68 for a 10-under total of 270.

Westwood closed with a 69 to share second place with Australian Stuart Appleby 68 while Mickelson bogeyed three of the last four holes for a 70 and a tie for fourth at eight under with South African Retief Gosen 67.