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Shell Houston Open, Redstone Golf Club, Humble, Texas

Vijay Singh wins Shell Houston Open

Winner, Vijay Singh. Photo - Getty images

Vijay Singh edged closer to Tiger Woods at the top of the World golf Rankings on Monday when he lifted the Shell Houston Open title for the second time in three years, beating Scott Hoch by two strokes after a final round of 68 giving him an eleven under par total of 277. This was the sixth consecutive tournament where Singh had at least a share of the lead after 54 holes and went on to win.
Scott Hoch, who started the day 3 shots adrift of Singh and John Huston, birdied the first three holes to give himself a chance but, in a bogey free round, could only manage 2 more birdies on 12 and 15 to card the final day's best round of 67 and a second place total of 279. This was Hoch's second consecutive top-ten finish following his tied 7th in the MCI Heritage the previous week.

Scott Hoch. Photo - Getty Images

John Huston. Photo - Getty Images

John Huston, who was tied with Singh for the 3-round lead, had a disappointing final round of 71 which included bogeys on the second and eleventh holes and left him in third place with a total of 280, two shots clear of Dudley Hart and Canadian Stephen Ames.

John Daly kept his 2004 vein of good form going with another top-ten finish. His 71 on Monday (late finish due to rain delays all week) gave him a total of 283 and earned him a share of sixth place with Paul Azinger (71), South African Rory Sabbatini (70) and Argentina's Jose Coceres (73).



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