Singh's putts his way to BMW lead
BY Bruce Young | US PGA Tour | 2012 BMW Championship | Round Two | 08 Sep 2012
49 year old Vijay Singh has the lead at the BMW Championship at Crooked Stick in Indiana, four consecutive birdies in the middle of his second round of 66 the catalyst for the position in which he now finds himself.
Currently ranked 71st in the world, Singh’s improved putting this week has also played a key role in his rounds of 64 and 66.
“I’ve been putting so poorly at the beginning of the year, I just needed a change,” said Singh when asked about the grip on his putter. "I tried the grips, so many different grips, but this one just feels really good when I put my hands on it.
“It fits nicely, and it’s a light one, too. It’s a thick grip but it’s not heavy, so it kind of gives a good balance to the putter. I think that’s pretty much why. I think it was just before the British when I changed.
“I spend probably an hour a day at least putting. It gets my back going a little bit. It’s a good workout with my back. But I guess it’s paying off. I needed to put that much time, and it’s always good to know that when you work so hard, it pays off.
Singh leads by one over Ryan Moore, Tiger Woods and Rory McIroy the juicy prospect of a McIlroy and Woods shootout looming large as the tournament enters the weekend.
A resurgent Lee Westwood and Bo Van Pelt are just one shot further back.
Adam Scott leads the Australians in 13th position at 8 under and five from Singh’s lead.
Geoff Ogilvy and John Senden are the next best in 33rd position. Greg Chalmers is 59th and Marc Leishman 67th.
Scott is in 26th position in the projected Fed Ex Cup points list and Senden 30th. The leading 30 players advance to the Tour Championship in two weeks time.
Greg Chalmers and Geoff Ogilvy at 45th and 49th appear to need a big weekend if they are to have any chance of making it to Atlanta while Leishman’s chances are all but extinguished.
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