August 26 2011
EDISON, N.J. – Vijay Singh hasn’t won since the Deutsche Bank Championship in 2008, which is a span of 67 PGA TOUR events.
That year is significant, too, since that was the season the big Fijian won the first two events of the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup and went on to earn the $10 million prize.
Singh is back at The Barclays with a chance to win the tournament for the second time since it became a Playoffs event -- and the fourth time overall -- after firing a 64 on Friday at Plainfield Country Club. He’s 13 under and tied with Dustin Johnson, one stroke behind defending champion Matt Kuchar.
Charley Hoffman, who also has some Playoffs history, has joined a big group in double figures. He just drove the green at the 18 th hole and two-putted from 49 feet for his final birdie in a round of 66 that left him 10 under for the tournament.
Hoffman will defend his title at the Deutsche Bank Championship next week.