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September 7 2012

6:20 PM

Singh needs two more good rounds

By Mike McAllister, PGATOUR.COM

CARMEL, Ind. – Two weeks ago at The Barclays, Vijay Singh got off to a hot start in the first two rounds but faded on the weekend. He’s off to a hot start again this week at the BMW Championship. This time, he’s hoping to avoid another slide down the leaderboard.

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Singh, the 2008 FedExCup champion, posted a 6-under 66 in Friday’s second round to back up his opening 7-under 65. That leaves him at 13 under for the tournament and in possession of the lead.

“I’ve to keep it going,” Singh said. “I’ve been playing well for two days for a while now, but I need four days of good playing.

“Sooner or later, I think four days is going to happen, and hopefully it starts this week.”

At The Barclays, Singh opened with rounds of 68-67 and went into the weekend tied for third, just one stroke off the lead. But he shot 76-76 to finish tied for 46th.

Two weeks before that, Singh shot 71-69 in the first two rounds of the PGA Championship and had a share of the lead with Tiger Woods and Carl Pettersson. But he shot 74-77 on the weekend to finish tied for 36th.

Last week at the Deutsche Bank Championship, it was a bit of a reverse for Singh. He was tied for 53rd after two rounds but shot 68-69 in the final two days to finish tied for 26th.

The 49-year-old Singh isn’t sure why he’s been unable to string together four good rounds.

“Just guess I want it so bad that I get in my own way,” he said. “So I just have to get out of my own way and just play.”

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