Oakmont (US) : India's Jeev Milkha Singh finished tied 36th as Argentine Angel Cabrera won the US Open golf tournament. Tiger Woods failed to sink a 20-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole at the Oakmont Country club in Pittsburgh to fall one stroke behind and tie for second place with fellow American Jim Furyk.
With three holes left to play, Cabrera, who finished on a one under 69 for the day and five over for the championship, already looked like a winner.
Jeev dropped one place from Saturday to tie for 36th after he carded a five-over 70 in the final round for a total of 18-over par 298. Jeev shares 36th place with Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter of Britain, Shingo Katayama of Japan, Tom Pernice Jr. of the US and Matthew Goggin of Australia.
Jeev started the day badly with four bogeys on the front nine on the devilish course. On the back nine, it was a much improved performance by the Indian as he found the elusive birdie on the 12th hole only to drop shots on the 16th and 17th.
Cabrera, 37, bogeyed the 16th and 17th and allowed Furyk, who birdied on the 13th, 14th and 15th, a share of the lead. Woods, meanwhile, was playing consistent golf and was on two over for the day, one stroke behind Cabrera and Furyk.
The Argentine must have been ruing the missed chances as he threw away birdie opportunities on the 12th, 13th and 15th holes, putting wide each time.
So it was up to Furyk and Woods to take over the lead. But it seemed neither wanted to.
Furyk missed his eight-foot par putt on the 17th and then watched his approach shot at the 18th roll to the back of the green, leaving him a 30 foot putt to draw level with Cabrera. His determined putt did not even come close and the 2003 champion then tapped in to finish on par 70 for the day and six over for the tournament.
More importantly though, he was one shot behind Cabrera, who parred the 18th to stay on five over for the tournament and 69 for the day.
Woods, meanwhile, had a five-foot putt on the par three 13th hole to close in on Cabrera, but in a rare show of nerves he missed, leaving the Argentine clear.