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WGC win takes Vijay Singh to world no.4

Vijay Singh from Fiji shot a final round of two-under-par 68 at the Firestone Country Club to win the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational by a shot from overnight co-leader Lee Westwood and Stuart Appleby while Phil Mickelson tied for fourth place with Retief Goosen. This was Singh's first win since taking the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March 2007, his 32nd on the PGA Tour and it takes him to world number 4, a jump of 11 positions.

Lee Westwood's second place bring him closer to returning to the top ten with a six place leap from 18th into 12th.

Parker McLachlin won the Legends Reno-Tahoe Open at Montreux Golf and Country Club in Reno. His maiden PGA Tour victory was completed by a comfortable margin of 7 strokes and takes McLachlin to 163 in the Official World Golf Ranking, an improvement of 95 places.

Takuya Taniguchi birdied the 462 yard 18th hole to win the Sun Chlorella Classic on the Japan Golf Tour by a single stroke from Hideto Tanihara and in the process jumps 193 places to world number 273.

This week's other winners were Ryan Hietala at the Cox Classic on the Nationwide Tour and Andrew Tampion at the Challenge of Ireland on the European Challenge Tour.

August 4, 2008

 




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