The Straits Times
Published on Sep 08, 2012

Vijay Singh moves into drivers seat at BMW Championship


CARMEL, Indiana (REUTERS) - Former world number one Vijay Singh turned back the clock by firing a six-under 66 to seize the second round clubhouse lead at the BMW Championship on Friday.

With heavy rain forecast for later in the day, play started early at Crooked Stick Golf Club and Singh went right to work mixing seven birdies with a single bogey for a two day total of 13-under 131 in the penultimate FedExCup playoff event.

The smooth swinging Fijian, who started his day one shot off the lead and in a share of second place with Tiger Woods, began on the back nine and was quickly on the move with birdies at the 11th and 15th before grabbing the lead with four consecutive birdies from the 18th.

His only bogey came at the par-four fourth but then signed off with another birdie at the last to secure a one shot lead over American Ryan Moore, who carded a six-under 66 for the second consecutive day to get to 12-under.