Singh battles wind to post early 69 in second round of PGA Championship
KIAWAH ISLAND -- Vijay Singh is from the Pacific island of Fiji and has played golf all over the world -- Ivory Coast, Morrocco, South Africa, Spain, Zimbabwe. The big man has seen wind, and played well in it, too.
But the 49-year-old three-time major champion has never seen anything quite like the wind that howled off the Atlantic this morning at the Ocean Course.
“Nobody is used to wind like this,” Singh said after posting a remarkable 3-under-par 69, the best score in the early part of the second round of the 94th PGA Championship.
“We didn’t expect wind like this ... This is really strong winds.”
After rain-soaked practice rounds and dead-calm start to Thursday’s first round, the Ocean Course revealed its true nature today, sending scores soaring. Matt Kuchar carded an 82 and Rickie Fowler an 80, along with Hunter Mahan.
That made Singh’s round -- he made three birdies on the front and shot 36 on the back -- even more notable. He shot a 1-under 71 in Thursday afternoon’s breezes, and said the guys who played Thursday morning got a break.
“You can’t say, well, it evens out,” he said. “It doesn’t.”
Winds were blowing at 15-20 mph today, gusting to 30 at times.
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