Vijay Singh, the self-proclaimed “World’s Greatest Putter,” captured his second straight win yesterday at the Deutsche Bank Championships.
Short of a miracle, the 45-year-old Fijian has all but wrapped up this year’s FedEx Cup title, making the already uninteresting (to most non hard-core followers, unlike me) PGA Tour Playoffs all the more uninteresting.
With a final round 63 in which he made over 180 feet of putts—the man was canning them from everywhere—Singh pulled away from Mike Weir, Sergio Garcia, and Camillo Villegas—all of whom played mediocre in Monday’s final round.
The third leg of the Playoffs moves to St. Louis this week, as the final 70 descend upon the BMW Championships. After this week’s tourney, the playoff field will be cut down to 30 for the Tour Championship at East Lake CC in Atlanta, which will take place after the Ryder Cup.
Sadly, it’s looking like my Steve Stricker pick isn’t going to pan out, unless the Strickster wins back-to-back tourneys to close the year. And, as for Corey Pavin, we all knew that was a sentimental pick.
The top ten goes a little something like this…
1 Vijay Singh 120,500 2 Sergio Garcia 108,275 3 Mike Weir 106,965 4 Justin Leonard 105,388 5 Jim Furyk 104,230 6 Kevin Sutherland 104,065 7 Anthony Kim 104,019 8 Phil Mickelson 103,951 9 Kenny Perry 103,714 10 Ben Curtis 103,264