Final Round of the Mercedes-Benz Championship
Daniel Chopra survived a four-hole playoff to beat Steve Stricker in the first tournament of the 2008 season.
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Brandt Snedeker finished six strokes off the lead at 12 under par.
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Mike Weir, who led Friday and Saturday, dropped from the top of the leaderboard after two early bogies. He finished at 15 under par.
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Jim Furyk had five birdies and no bogeys in his final round. He finished four strokes off the lead.
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Steve Stricker's seven birdies and one eagle in the final round tied him with Daniel Chopra to force the playoff.
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Vijay Singh shot a final-round 70 to finish at 11 under par.
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The finishing hole at Kapalua's Plantation Course, a 663-yard par 5.
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Chopra twice missed birdie putts on the 18th hole from inside 12 feet that would have won the tournament.
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"I felt very comfortable out there," Chopra said. "The golf course was designed by me, I'm guessing. There's not a golf course out there that suits me more."
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Hunter Mahan eagled the final hole to finish at 14 under par.
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Chopra had a chance to win on the second playoff hole, but his putt stopped on the edge of the cup. "I think it almost looked like it backed up," Chopra said. "Half the ball was hanging over the hole."
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Stephen Ames had a bogey-free round with seven birdies, but it was not enough for the win. He finished one stroke behind at 17 under par.
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