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Garcia wins Canadian Skins Game

Sergio Garcia made a 3-foot birdie putt on the 16th hole worth seven skins and $160,000 and went on to win the Telus Skins Game on Tuesday.

Garcia, who didn't win any skins in Monday's first nine holes, added another $25,000 with a final skin on the second playoff hole and finished with a total of $185,000.

``I had a couple of holes when I played bad shots and then on 16, when everybody looked like they were struggling, I hit two great shots and got seven skins,'' Garcia said.

Vijay Singh was second with five skins worth $90,000, all won Monday, while John Daly had five skins worth $85,000. Canada native Mike Weir was shut out before a sellout crowd of 5,000 at the Grandview Golf Club's 6,905-yard, par-72 Mark O'Meara course.

``Obviously it's disappointing,'' Weir said. ``I played well, made seven birdies, just the wrong timing and that's what skins is all about.''

Garcia hit a solid drive on the 420-yard, par-4 16th and followed it up with a wedge to 3 feet. Singh missed his 12-foot birdie attempt, setting up Garcia for the big haul.

``I said it before -- skins games, you have to play well but you have to be lucky,'' Garcia said. ``You have to make the birdie when nobody does.''


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