12 Nov 2007

Fiji golfer, Vijay Singh finishes fifth in Shanghai

12:07 pm on 12 November 2007

Fiji's premier golfer,Vijay Singh, has finished tied in fifth place at Asia's richest tournament, the Champions event in Shanghai.

A final round one under 71 has left Singh at 8 under, locked with Padrig Hamilton, and two shots behind a group of three who were forced to a play off.

American world number two Phil Mickelson survived a dramatic collapse to win the three-way playoff.

The 37-year-old blew a five-shot lead during his final round and had to fight it out with Britons Ross Fisher and Lee Westwood before sinking a four-foot birdie putt on the second extra hole to claim his first title in Asia.