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Song makes no mistake to ward off Spieth and win Singapore Open

There was no drama on Monday morning and it all ended in just over half an hour as Jordan Spieth holed his five-foot birdie putt for his only shot on Monday morning at the weather-hit US$1 million SMBC Singapore Open at the Serapong Golf Course in Sentosa.

Similarly Younghan Song of Korea first parred a testy 10-footer for par and then parred the final two holes to keep his overnight one-shot lead intact and win the coveted title, which returned to the circuit after an absence of three years.

Song carded 70 to total 12-under 272 and Spieth despite his week’s best of 66 ended one short at 11-under 273.

China’s Liang Wen-Chong, who missed a three-footer on 18th on Sunday, was third at 10-under 274.

Spieth, who delayed his Sunday night departure to Monday, made no mistake with his final putt and then waited for news from Song. But the Korean, who has never won before in his pro career, made no errors either in his remaining two and a half holes.

Inclement weather, threat of lightning caused multiple delays during the week, forcing the Singapore showpiece to a Monday finish for the third time in 10 years at the Sentosa Golf Club.
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