Sunday, February 10, 2008

Lowery Stings Singh in Pebble Playoff

Steve Lowery birdied the the first playoff hole at Pebble Beach to win the 2008 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro Am today. Lowery hit the fairway, laid up into the wind that prevented going for the green in two, hit his wedge to about five feet, and sunk the winning putt. Singh's drive was bunker bound and forced hin to lay up to 196 yards for his 3rd shot. That shot fried egged in the right front bunker where he almost holed his 4th. His par putt placed the pressure directly on Lowery who calmly holed a bit of a snake for his 3rd career win.

At one point Singh enjoyed a four stroke advantage, but four bogies on the back nine allowed Lowery to sneak back in. All three of Lowery's victories have been in playoffs. Next up on tour is the Northern Trust Open, at Riviera Country Club. Charles Howell III defends. Thurston Howell III will be in the field as an exemption.

It's reported that over $7,000,000.00 was raised this week for charity by this tournament. The annual charity dollars raised in conjunction with the PGA Tour dwarfs all other professional sports.

Til' next,

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