Last year Stewart Appleby played some great golf to win the Mercedes. After starting out with a round of 74, winning this year was doubtful. But some solid golf and some mistakes by other players netted Appleby his 2nd Mercedes Championship in a row.
Vijay Singh should have won the tournament but a triple bogey on 13 ruined that. Tiger was “close” but couldn’t make up enough ground. And Johnathan Kaye was greenside chipping at 1 stroke back. All he had to do was get up and down from greenside on 18 to force a playoff. His chip was terrible leaving him 30-40 feet for his birdie to force a playoff. Kaye missed the putt.
The tournament could have been won by any of 4-5 people today but Stuart Appleby was the only one who didn’t make mistakes.
Round 1 of the Sony is in the can