Appleby wins another Mercedes

first_img “This one was the hardest,” said Appleby, who went from a two-shot lead to a two-shot deficit before making birdies on two of the last four holes for a 2-under 71. Two groups ahead of him, Singh surged into the lead with a 7-under 66, the best score of the tournament and nine shots better than the average score in the final round. But in the playoff, Singh’s approach caught a soft bounce and stayed short of the green, and his 100-foot eagle putt stopped 9 feet short of the hole. Stuart Appleby had to go an extra hole to make it three in a row Sunday at the Mercedes Championships, making a birdie on the par-5 18th to force a playoff against Vijay Singh, then winning on the same hole with a bunker shot that nearly went in. Appleby joined Gene Littler in 1955-57 as the only players to win the winners-only tournament three straight times, and none of them was easy. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Appleby hit 3-iron through the green into the back bunker, then blasted out and watched the ball tickle over the rim of the cup before settling 2 feet away. Singh’s birdie putt stayed right the whole way, and Appleby holed his short putt for what is becoming a familiar finish at this tournament. “I had to do something special coming in. I didn’t do it, so I had to do it in the playoff,” Appleby said. “Winning the Mercedes is awesome. Winning three times is a dream come true.” Both players finished at 8-under 284, the highest score to win in the eight years the season-opening tournament has been played on the Plantation course in Kapalua, Hawaii. Royal Trophy: Europe won the inaugural Royal Trophy team tournament in Bangkok, Thailand, holding off Asia 9-7 behind the strong play of Graeme McDowell, Paul McGinley and Henrik Stenson. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Mike Dean could brandish his 100th red card in Leicester vs Man United

first_img Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars 2 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won gameday cracker LATEST PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS REVEALED 2 huge blow Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT He has shown 99 red cards in 470 games – which equates to one every 4.7 matches.This season Dean, 50, has already sent off nine players in just 18 matches.Back in September, Dean gave Nemanja Matic his marching orders in stoppage time, when Manchester United beat Watford at Vicarage Road. no dice Matic was sent off by Dean in September Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Leicester City and Manchester United players need to be well behaved to avoid getting on referee Mike Dean’s bad side when the two teams meet in the Premier League on Sunday.Dean takes charge of the match at the King Power Stadium this afternoon – which you can listen to LIVE on talkSPORT – and he could reach a century of red cards. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Dean has shown 99 red cards tense The Wirral-born official has been a Premier League referee since 2000 and in that time he has shown 99 red cards, with Phil Dowd in second having dismissed a lowly 67 players.Dean’s first ever dismissal came in April 2001, when he sent off Newcastle’s Nobby Solano for a goal line handball against Ipswich. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury deals shining Tune into talkSPORT to listen to full commentary of Leicester vs Manchester United, kick-off 2:05pm. You can listen by clicking here, or through our radio player, below…last_img read more