Archive for Sunday, February 8, 2004

Singh tied for Pebble Beach lead

Oberholser shares top spot entering final round

February 8, 2004

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— The sun-splashed scenery at Pebble Beach never was more spectacular. Vijay Singh made sure the golf was worth watching, too.

Singh recovered from a rugged start by unleashing five birdies in a six-hole stretch Saturday for a 4-under 68 that gave him a share of the lead with Arron Oberholser in the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

"I always enjoy the scenery here, the golf course is great, and you cannot ask for a better place to play golf and win a golf tournament," Singh said. "I would love to do it if I could tomorrow."

No one would expect anything less.

Singh already has 11 consecutive top-10 finishes, three off the modern-day record set by Jack Nicklaus in 1977, and not even the bumpy greens on the Monterey Peninsula seem capable of stopping him.

He will be in the final group today with Oberholser, who had a 67 at Spyglass Hill to join the Big Fijian at 13-under 203.

Phillip Price of Wales had a 69 at Pebble Beach and was at 204.

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