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Singh has money mark in sight

Vijay Singh makes it look easy winning tournament after tournament and millions upon millions of dollars while chasing Tiger Woods' single-season money record.

A slow-lifting fog and slow-moving players Saturday conspired to make for one of Singh's toughest days in weeks, but his ability to turn bad lies into good shots helped him to even 72 that kept him in the 84 Lumber Classic lead.

"I didn't play as well as I did the first two days," said Singh, who started 64-68. "My rhythm wasn't there. I was struggling to find it all day. But I still lead by two, so I'm not that disappointed."

Even when it doesn't come so easily, Singh is difficult to knock out of the lead.

Repeatedly following poor shots with exceptional ones on a day when some of his best play came merely to save par, Singh finished at 12-under 204 to lead former Florida player Chris DiMarco by two shots and Jonathan Byrd and Matt Gogel by three.

Singh can break Woods' single-season money record of $9.1-million set in 2000 by winning the $756,000 first-place prize, or, if he plays in two late-season no-cut tournaments that offer guaranteed money, by finishing second.

Heavy fog shrouded the mountaintop resort course for the third straight morning, forcing a delay in play and the decision to go out in threesomes rather than twosomes. That meant some players, including Singh, started earlier than expected so the finish could be televised.

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