SAN DIEGO -- Four players in the field this week have won three or more majors in their career, including World Golf Hall of Famer Vijay Singh.
He won't be winning another one if he putts like he did on his 10th hole of the 108th U.S. Open on Friday morning.
Singh, who opened with a solid even-par-71, had tossed a nice approach shot onto the first green as he began his back nine in the second round at Torrey Pines. He had a makeable 8-footer for birdie that slid perhaps 30 inches past the cup.
No worries, right?
His next effort with the belly putter horseshoed out of the cup so wickedly that is almost came back and hit him in the left heel. Worse, he then yanked a 24-inch putt from there for a double bogey for a rare four-jacked green, leaving him at 5 over midway through his round.
A handful of players have been cursing the notoriously flightly poa annua greens, which on Thursday had become bumpy and inconsistent over the course of the day in the warm sunshine, with acerbic Aussie Robert Allenby called them the worst greens he ever putted on after finishing late in Thursday's opening round. But Singh was playing in the morning wave, when they were in the best shape of the day.