Sunday, August 3

Singh Survives Yips to Win WGC-Bridgestone Invitational

Adventures in putting for Vijay Singh.
(Gordons/Flickr)


I DON’T REMEMBER WHO VIJAH SINGH is working with, but he better get on the phone with him in a hurry. I can’t recall ever seeing a tour pro beat a world-class field without making a putt outside of three feet, but that about sums up Singh’s victory at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

Hey, a win is a win. I’m not trying to be overly harsh. Still, Singh has serious issues with the flatstick. As fine a ball-striker as the Fijian is, I can’t see him contending on those Oakland Hills greens in next week’s PGA Championship.

Vijay got some serious help on Sunday from Lee Westwood and Phil Mickelson. I listened to the last four or five holes on XM Satellite radio, so I didn’t actually see it. I know this: Phil bogeyed three of the last four holes, and left –- what? –- two putts short that were dead in the hole.

It was as if all three 54-hole leaders were trying to give the tournament away. And Tiger was nowhere near Akron. He's home playing video games. It's time to step up, fellas. Uh, fellas?

Nonetheless, the people at Firestone would not be thwarted. They were adamant about handing the trophy to somebody, which turned out to be Singh. Score another victory for a 40-something.

−The Armchair Golfer

2 comments :

Patricia said...

Yes I wonder what the issue is with Vijay's putting...I'm really hoping he can fix it somehow and do really good (win) at Oakland Hills. That would be awesome. IMHO

The Armchair Golfer said...

It's too bad because Vijay has such a strong long game. I can't see anyone winning at Oakland Hills with a belly or long putter.