PGA Tour

The Barclays Classic

Ridgewood Country Club, New Jersey

August 21-24, par 71, 7,304 yards

Vijay Singh claimed a thrilling Barclays Classic for a record fourth time by denying Sergio Garcia and Kevin Sutherland in a three-way play-off at a scorching Ridgewood County Club.

Veteran Singh, one of many big names in a high-class field, carded a final round one under 70 to take the tournament into extra holes and then saw off the challenge of Sutherland moments later, after the American drove wildly into the rough on the first play-off hole.

For Garcia, who was narrowly defeated by Padraig Harrington in the PGA Championship just a few weeks ago, it was yet another tale of what might have been. Whilst Singh was able to reach the par-five second extra hole in two, the Spaniard found trouble in the rough and despite a free drop the resulting par could not match commanding Singh’s third birdie in four holes.

European Ryder Cup captain Nick Faldo will surely be buoyed by the world number four’s form even if Garcia himself was left disappointed with another runner’s up spot. The Spaniard reflected: “I think the most important thing about it is that I keep putting myself in a good position.”

Singh praised Ridgewood County Club who hosted the event for the first time after 41 seasons at Westchester County Club: “Westchester was a good golf course. This tops Westchester. Every single player absolutely enjoyed this golf course.”

Meanwhile, England’s Paul Casey, hopeful of a Ryder Cup wildcard, could only finish joint seventh after a final round 72.

1 Vijay Singh (Fij) 70 70 66 70 276

T2 Sergio Garcia (Esp) 70 67 69 70 276

T2 Kevin Sutherland (USA) 70 69 69 68 276

T4 Matthew Goggin (Aus) 67 74 69 67 277

T4 Ben Curtis (USA) 71 68 70 68 277

T4 Kevin Streelman (USA) 67 70 68 72 277


T7 Paul Casey (Eng) 66 71 69 72 278

T7 Martin Laird (Sco) 70 69 72 67 278

T7 Justin Leonard (USA) 70 70 71 67 278

T7 Nicholas Thompson (USA) 75 68 68 67 278

T7 Mike Weir (Can) 72 67 67 72 278

Note: Player in bold signifies Titleist ball usage.