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Sergio Garcia leads Telsus Skins Game

Defending champion Sergio Garcia won four skins worth $60,000 to take the lead on the first day of the Telus Skins Game on Monday.

Ian Leggatt of Canada, who is playing in the event for the first time, won two skins worth $35,000 while Vijay Singh had one for $15,000. John Daly was shut out.

The second nine holes at the par-73, 7,212-yard Royal Niagara Golf Club will be Tuesday.

In the skins format, each hole has a dollar value and the lowest score wins the "skin." If there's a tie, the money is carried over to the next hole.

Skins were carried over from the first three holes Monday, putting $60,000 up for grabs on the par-4, 405-yard 4th. After Garcia made his birdie putt, Leggatt missed his, giving the Spaniard the four skins.

Garcia had the chance to win $20,000 on the par-5 8th after he was the only one of the foursome to hit the green with his second shot, but he missed a long eagle putt and the skin was carried over.

On the par-4, 378-yard 5th, Daly missed a birdie putt from the edge of the green, giving the skin and $15,000 to Singh, who the event in 2001.

Daly had a chance to make up for it on the par-4, 446-yard 6th, but he missed a birdie putt.

Leggatt finally won some money with a birdie on the par-4, 395-yard 7th after Garcia's putt for birdie lipped out. The two skins in the made-for-TV event were worth $35,000.

 

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