Song hangs on to beat Spieth by a stroke at Singapore Open

Jordan Spieth of the United States checks the green of the 18th hole during the final round of the SMBC Singapore Open golf tournament at Sentosa Golf Club's Serapong Course on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, in Singapore. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
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SINGAPORE (AP) Jordan Spieth finished runner-up at the Singapore Open on Monday after South Korea's Song Young-han held his nerve to beat the fast-finishing world number one by a single stroke.

Among 13 players back at Sentosa Golf Club at the break of dawn after Sunday's final round was suspended because of a thunderstorm, Spieth sank a five-foot birdie putt on the last hole, where he had marked his ball overnight, completing a final round of 5-under 66 to finish at 11-under 273.

Song, resuming on 12 under and playing two groups behind Spieth, drained a 12-foot par putt on the 16th then made par at the last two holes to win the Asian and Japan Tour event.

China's Liang Wen-chong, who completed his round on Sunday, finished outright third at 10-under.