Vijay Singh holds a two-stroke lead over lefty Canuck Mike Weir going into the third round of the Mercedes Championships.
Vijay Singh holds a two-stroke lead over lefty Canuck Mike Weir going into the third round of the Mercedes Championships. Weird pulled to second place with a blistering 10-under par 63 in the second round. Ernie Els, Sergio Garcia, and Tiger Woods remain within five shots.
Singh opened his round by going six under through seven holes, then cruised to finish the round eight under at 65. "He shows no signs of slowing down," said Weir. "It's just a given he's going to be there."
Woods, currently at -10 and five strokes back, would be leading the tournament if he could figure out the grainy Hawaiian greens. On Friday, he missed three straight birdie chances from inside of eight feet on the front nine and three-putted for par on 18 from 35 feet. As noted here, Woods also missed eight birdie chances inside of 18 feet on Thursday.
Pos. Player Total R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
1 Vijay Singh -15 66 65 - - 131
2 Mike Weir -13 70 63 - - 133
3 Ernie Els -12 69 65 - - 134
T4 Jonathan Kaye -11 68 67 - - 135
T4 Sergio Garcia -11 68 67 - - 135
T6 Chad Campbell -10 69 67 - - 136
T6 Tiger Woods -10 68 68 - - 136
T6 Stewart Cink -10 68 68 - - 136
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