PARAMUS, N.J. Vijay Singh won The Barclays for a record fourth time Sunday, matching Sergio Garcia with a long birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff and finishing off the Spaniard with another birdie on the second extra hole.
The 45-year-old Fijian closed with a 1-under 70 to match Garcia (70) and Kevin Sutherland (68) at 8-under 276 on the sun-baked Ridgewood Country Club course, the first-time site after 41 seasons at Westchester Country Club.
Singh, the 1993, 1995 and 2006 winner at Westchester, earned 11,000 FedEx Cup points in the playoff opener to take the lead with 109,500 points 5,125 ahead of second-place Garcia. The WGC-Bridgestone Invitational winner three weeks ago at Firestone, Singh also earned $1.26 million for his 33rd PGA Tour victory.
Garcia and Singh made long birdie putts on the first extra hole, the 472-yard 18th framed by a canyon of trees, with Garcia rolling a 27-footer and Singh matching him moments later from 26 feet. After driving into the right rough, Sutherland was on the back fringe in three when Garcia and Singh made their birdie putts.
Garcia and Singh then moved to the 577-yard, par-5 17th, where Singh rolled a 20-foot eagle putt within inches for a tap-in birdie.
Third-round leader Kevin Streelman (72), Ben Curtis (68) and Mathew Goggin (67) tied for fourth at 7 under, and Martin Laird (67), Justin Leonard (67), Nicholas Thompson (67), Mike Weir (72) and Paul Casey (72) followed at 6 under.
LPGA: At Portland, Ore., Cristie Kerr sank a 15-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole, defeating Helen Alfredsson and Sophie Gustafson to win the Safeway Classic at Columbia Edgewater Country Club.
Kerr, Alfredsson and Gustafson finished 54 regulation holes at 13-under par 203. Alfredsson and Gustafson missed slightly longer birdie putts during the playoff before Kerr made hers.
It was Kerr's 11th career victory on the LPGA Tour. Kerr, whose last victory was the 2007 U.S. Women's Open, collected a first prize of $255,000 from the tournament's $1.7 million purse. Kerr rallied from four shots down going into Sunday's final round with a 7-under par 65, the lowest round of the tournament.
Katherine Hull (67) finished alone in fourth at 205, two strokes out of the playoff. Hull won the CN Canadian Women's Open last week. Annika Sorenstam (69) and defending Safeway Classic champion Lorena Ochoa (70) were among five players to finish in a tie for sixth at 209.
CHAMPIONS TOUR: At Snoqualmie, Wash., Tom Kite surged past Scott Simpson with three birdies in four holes on the back nine and finished at 14-under to win his second Boeing Classic title.
It's the first victory for Kite since winning the 2006 Boeing Classic in a playoff over Keith Fergus, and the 10th Champions Tour title in his career. Kite was able to avoid a playoff this time by sinking three birdies inside 10 feet on the backside, then capped his 6-under round of 66 with a birdie on the 18th, finishing two shots ahead of playing partner Simpson.
Simpson's hopes ended when he missed a 2-foot par putt on the 16th, falling two back of Kite with two holes to play.
U.S. AMATEUR: At Pinehurst, N.C., Danny Lee became the U.S. Amateur's youngest champion, supplanting Tiger Woods by holding off Drew Kittleson 5 and 4.
The 18-year, 1-month-old Lee frittered away most of a 6-hole lead before regaining control with consecutive birdies midway through his second trip around Pinehurst's No. 2 course. He capped his 11th consecutive day of competitive golf by sinking a 30-foot birdie putt on the 14th.
Lee is six months and 29 days younger than Woods was when he won the first of his three Amateurs in 1994.