May
29
2009
Vijay Singh In Contention At Colonial
By Stephanie Wei under General

It looks like Vijay Singh is back in the groove this week at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

The 2008 FedEx Champion has been battling a knee injury since January. He’s only made 7 of 11 cuts this year and ranked. Despite a slow start, Singh’s been improving in his recent appearances. Singh placed T-9 at The PLAYERS, and last week at the Byron Nelson Championship, he finished T-16, shooting three consecutive rounds in the 60s.

Singh followed his first round score of 6-under-par 64 with yet another 64, today – Bogey-free, no less! He’s currently in 3rd place and a mere two shots off the lead behind Steve Stricker going into the weekend.

What’s his secret been? After yesterday’s round, Singh, a man of few words, said, “Now I got to practice.” No way! There’s a shocker. I’ve never heard him utter those words. Wait, I almost forgot – He likes to practice…a lot. Jokes aside, I have to give him credit for his intense work ethic – I mean, I’ve heard practice makes perfect.

Let’s see if the 46-year-old vet can keep up his stellar play this weekend. It’d be nice to see him secure his first win since last December. With momentum and practice, there’s a strong possibility that may happen (uh-oh, he’s been hit by the notorious Wei jinx).