Vijay Singh next victim as Tiger grabs lead at the Deutsche Bank
Tiger Woods is currently -6 on the day at the Deutsche Bank, and has left Vijay Singh in his wake with a front nine 30. Singh, the only player not named Tiger to be ranked number one in the world in God knows how long, has got to be hating life right now. Like all of the other not-so-big-five, Vijay has been struggling (at least by his standards), and after shooting a record 61 yesterday, looked like he was in complete control of the tournament. But once again we have another example of a player saving his most mediocre golf for last whenever Tiger Woods is in the picture.
I guess Vijay’s age really is catching up to him.
With the other players on tour folding like beach chairs whenever Tiger is around these days, the unthinkable eleven consecutive win mark established by Byron Nelson might not be so unreachable.
And today’s events raise another point- there’s not a player in the world right now who stands a real chance of beating Tiger on a Sunday if he is in the final group, with or without the lead. Phil is shell-shocked and sensitive, Vijay doesn’t have it for four rounds anymore, Sergio Garcia spends more time on his outfits, and fellow Ryder Cup team members J.J Henry, Vaughn Taylor, Bret Wetterich, and Zach Johnson, well, let’s be serious.
The only thing still uncertain about the Deutsche Bank is how the folks at Golfer Supremacy Rankings will press on through five straight wins from Tiger.
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Please, the man shot an ungodly 61 yesterday in HORRID conditions on a course that played exceptionally tough. He also manged to shoot a 68 today, which when you compare to how the course has played the past 4 days, is MUCH better than average. Check out the rest of the non- TIger/Singh scores....Singh didnt fold at all. In fact he plays Tiger better down the stretch than anyone else I think.
How do you survive 2 birdies & 2 eagles in something like an hour and a half? that's not normal. Vijay's been trying to get his game back, and he had a VERY good weekend..
Tiger won because he's incredible right now, not because everyone else sucked. That just cheapens their effort & his dominance.
The 4th line mistake was DEFINTELY a typo.
That being said- you surived 2 birdies and 2 eagles (especially when you're spotted three shots) by following up your 61 with something better than a 68- especially when you're playing with Tiger. I didn't say everyone sucked, I just haven't seen anyone bring their best game against Tiger on a Sunday in a long time, which is what he always seems to do.
Thing is-when Tiger has his A game, I dont believe there is a player on tour that can beat him consistently. Even if, as you say, they bring their best game. And by the way, I think Vijay brought the best effort he could the day after shooting a 61. I also think Cink brought his as well. It just wasnt good enough.
Also, when I wrote the above piece Vijay was in the midst of making a ton of pars without doing anything to put pressure on Tiger, so that's what brought on most of my comments.
That being said- if Tiger has his A game, there isn't anyone who can beat him. It's just rare to see other players have a great day when paired with him. They usually play well, which isn't good enough.
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