August 12, 2008

Vijay Singh returns to form by winning the World Golf Championship

Last weekend Vijay Singh managed to seal the deal in Akron, Ohio. A shaky putter prevented him from creating a comfortable cushion from the rest of the field. At one point in the final round one of the announcers mentioned that Vijay had only made 8 of 18 putts between 8 and 4 feet. Ultimately this less than mediocre putting stat didn’t stop Vijay from making the most important putt of all: a four footer to win.

Singh has recently made some swing changes and has been out of form. This is always expected as players who change their swings always need some time to adjust to their new motion. This is his first World Golf Championship and a fair reward for his hard work and perseverance. This puts him in good shape for this week’s PGA Championship. All he needs to do is groove his putting stroke to be a contender.

US Hole In One, and hopefully all you golfers out there, will be paying close attention to this year’s final major. The PGA Championship will be played at Oakland Hills golf course in Michigan. This course has always been a handful and on top of that several of the holes have been lengthened. The overall length of the South Course increased from 7,099 to 7,446 yards! Severely sloping greens will encourage 3 putts and the thick rough will cause a lot of dropped shots. Once again it will be interesting to see how the world’s best will play. Keep a close eye and you might even see a hole in one.