Vijay Singh stands on the verge of finally winning the Mercedes-Benz
Championship, PGA Tour's season opener, after a number of near misses.
The 43-year-old was steady rather than spectacular in carding a
three-under-par 70 on another extremely windy day in the third round.
That lifted him to an 11-under 208 total, three shots clear of Adam Scott (69)
and Trevor Immelman (72) at Maui's Kapalua Plantation course.
Singh has posted top-10 finishes in his past seven starts in the tournament
and he knows just about every nuance of the course built on the side of a
He was not at the very peak of his game in the tough conditions but avoided
making a bogey after the seventh hole, picking up five birdies in all as he
putted well with his new mid-length belly putter.
"It was a little disappointing," he said.
"The scoring was good but the ball-striking wasn't as good as I wanted it to
be. It was wishy-washy, but putting is a great equaliser. I made a lot of three,