The decision by Vijay Singh to begin participating in events on the Champions Tour may pay dividends right away. The Big Fijian is in second place after two rounds at the Pacific Links Hawai’i Championship thanks to a second round 66. Singh is currently nine under par and just two shots behind leader Mark Wiebe.
Singh, a former world number one golfer and three-time major champion is making his first start on the Champions Tour – and he has fared pretty well thus far. He managed to roll in six birdies in a bogey-free second round at Kapolei Golf Club. It must be nice for him to be the youngster for a change after having been one of the elder statesmen on the PGA Tour for quite some time.
His recent struggles on the PGA Tour may have been the impetus behind his move to the Champions Tour, but I wouldn’t expect him to completely forego teeing it up with the young guys. Singh started 19 events this year on the Tour and made the 12 times, but he only managed to finish one event inside of the top 25.
Part of his difficulties this year might also be attributed to the continuous drama around his reported use of performance enhancing drugs and the subsequent legal battles that have resulted from the situation. Even still, it has to be difficult when you are regularly competing against players that are half your age. The move to the Champions Tour makes a lot of sense and may even reinvigorate Singh.