JEEV MILKHA SINGH | 2008
India's Jeev Milkha Singh held off the combined challenges of Major champions Padraig Harrington and Ernie Els to triumph in the US$5 million Barclays Singapore Open by one stroke.
Singh shot a gutsy final round of two-under-par 69 to help virtually seal a second Asian Tour Order of Merit title in three years and he made history by becoming the first player to surpass US$1 million in earnings in a single season.
Harrington, who won the British Open and PGA Championship titles earlier in the year, fought like the champion that he is at Sentosa Golf Club's Serapong course but settled for second place after a 70, missing a five-foot birdie chance on 18 to force a play-off.
Els also missed a 15-foot birdie chance at the last for a 71 as he settled for his second runner-up finish at the Barclays Singapore Open, which is Asia's richest national Open.