Vijay Singh Wins 2007 Arnold Palmer Invitational
Golf's best players once again descended on the Bay Hill Club and Lodge to pay tribute to The King, Arnold Palmer, at the PGA Tour event that bares his name.
Sergio Garcia needed all of his finesse and guile to pull off this short-side bunker shot Saturday. He went on to shot a one-over-par 71.
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After back pain ruined his shot at the 2006 Masters, Rocco Mediate said he was determined to give the 2007 season his best shot. He shot 67 on Sunday to finish alone in second place.
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Tiger Woods had to hack out of the deep stuff on No. 10. He made par, but one hole later the wheels started to come off. Woods, a four-time winner at Bay Hill, double bogeyed No. 11 and No. 17, and he tripled No. 18 on the way to a 43 on the back nine. He finished T22.
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Sergio Garcia is considered one of the best ball-strikers on the PGA Tour. At Bay Hill, El Nino hit more than 71 percent of the fairways and 69 percent of the greens in regulation. He finished T5.
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Vijay Singh put the hammer down on the 580-yard par 5 12th, using his driver off the deck in an attempt to reach the green in two. He missed left, but he snaked in a birdie putt after hitting a remarkable recovery shot through the trees.
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Tom Lehman's steady play was rewarded with a top 5 finish. While he averaged just 274 yards off the tee, the 2006 Ryder Cup captain still made 16 birdies in windy, rough conditions.
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Paul Casey, who finished second on the 2006 European Tour Order of Merit and held the lead briefly on Saturday, got one last look at this tee shot as it zipped down the fairway. The Englishman faded and finished T14.
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Thanks to birdies on No.1 and No. 2 Sunday, Tiger Woods was only two shots off the lead as he played through the front nine.
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Thanks to lots of sun and wind, the rough around Bay Hill got thicker and deeper as the tournament went into the weekend. On Sunday, Sergio Garcia, right, had to help Shaun Micheel identify his ball, which barely missed the fairway.
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Arnold Palmer slipping the winner's jacket over Singh's shoulders on Sunday evening. "I think this was my starting point, so this tournament meant a lot to me, and I always play here," Singh said of the Bay Hill event. "I love this course. It's Arnold's tournament. I love Arnold. It's just a nice place to come and play." With two victories in the young 2007 season, Singh is now one of the favorites to win a green jacket at the Masters in three weeks.
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Vaughn Taylor is one of the finest putters on the PGA Tour, but he still gets green-reading and alignment help from his caddy.
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Ben Curtis, who won twice on the PGA Tour in 2006, nearly came out of his shoes Sunday in Orlando. The Ohio native had a strong showing at Bay Hill, finishing fourth.
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A pair of 67s on the weekend gave Vijay Singh his first win at Bay Hill, where he had finished in second place three times.
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