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Overseas players dominating the PGA Tour

The Americans must be getting a little worried as they watch all the biggest pay checks on the US PGA Tour going to foreigners.

Canadian Mike Weir’s come-from-behind victory in the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic on Sunday was the sixth consecutive win on Tour by non-American Golfers.

England’s Luke Donald and Fiji’s Vijay Singh wrapped up the last two PGA Tour events in 2002 by winning the Southern Farm Classic and the Tour Championship respectively while this year’s winners have been South Africa’s Ernie Els, who pocketed both the Tour-openers in Hawaii, the Mercedes Championship and the Sony Open, Singh, who added the Phoenix Open to his Tour Championship title, and Weir in the latest event.

It hasn’t helped the American Challenge, of course, that their World No I Tiger Woods has been laid up recuperating from knee surgery, but even so Phil Mickelson, David Duval, Jim Furyk and all the other big names in US golf have been back ion tour for two or three weeks now without being able to put a halt to the foreign invasion.

Will it be possible in this week’s Tour event?

Perhaps someone like the obscure but in-form Harrison Frazar or the veteran Jay Haas will be able to stop what the US tour stars haven’t been able to do so far, but don’t bank on it

The foreigners are setting a blazing hot pace.

The winners of the year's first four tournaments have an aggregate score of 100-under par.

Ernie Els was 31 under at the Mercedes Championships and 16 under at the Sony Open in Hawaii; Vijay Singh was 23 under at the Phoenix Open and Weir 30-under in the five-round Bob Hope Chrysler Classic.

 

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