In 2008, I worked for ESPN.com on a temporary basis to cover the Deutsche Bank Championship outside of Boston. Six stories in four days. Not bad!
The power of positive thinking can go a long way, especially in a sport as mentally draining as golf. So a drastic change in Vijay Singh’s outlook made the difference in the big Fijian’s runaway victory at the Deutsche Bank Championship on Monday.
Camilo Villegas might be better known for reading putts than for making them. But the flashy Colombian has learned a trick or two this year and that has him on the brink of his first PGA Tour victory.
While many players as young as Anthony Kim might not be apt to listen to the counsel of those around them, the 23-year-old proved Saturday that taking such advice can pay dividends.
At the start of his second round, Tim Clark focused his attention on simply making the cut. By day’s end, he was within a whisper of making history. After 36 holes, the South African had to settle for a 1-shot lead.
Mike Weir had no inkling a 10-under-par 61 was in the offing coming into the Deutsche Bank Championship. The Canadian, whose daughters recently relieved him of his “playoff beard,” only needed a remarkable 21 putts en route to the first-round lead in Boston.
How do you avoid those pesky short putts that have a tendency to derail a round? Vijay Singh figured out a solution and rode that — along with his great iron play — to the early first-round lead at the Deutsche Bank Championship on Friday.