August 24 2012
FARMINGDALE N.Y. -- Vijay Singh, who won the FedExCup in 2008, has made a big move up the leaderboard.
Also gaining ground is Bob Estes, who started on the back nine and had three birdies in his first five holes. He's joined the group at 5 under.
Martin Laird has just made the turn in 34 and is among a big group at 3 under along with PGA TOUR rookie John Huh, who has made two birdies in his first seven holes, and Tom Gillis who just made consecutive birdies at Nos. 6 and 7.
Jimmy Walker and Rickie Fowler are also at 3 under but headed in the wrong direction. Walker bogeyed his first two holes and has reeled off nine pars since while Fowler, who is playing in the group behind, is 1 over for the day.
Ian Poulter, who is hoping to be one of Jose Maria Olazabal's two Ryder Cup picks on Monday morning, had moved to 4 under early in his round. But back-to-back bogeys at Nos. 2 and 3, which were his 11th and 12th of the round, have dropped him back to 2 under.
Granted, it’s early. But right now it’s looking like you’ll need to finish two rounds at even par or better to play the weekend.