DUBLIN, Ohio – A lot of commotion around the 18th green in the waning moments of Friday’s third round.
From the second cut of rough down the left side of the 18th fairway Vijay Singh caught a flier that drifted over the green, caromed off a cart path, sailed some 60 yards past the closing green and over a green wall adjacent the clubhouse. Or, as one scribed deadpanned, “Ground rule double,” straight over the Green Monster, er, fence.
Amid gasps from the crowd, Singh stumbled his way to a triple bogey-7. And for those who noticed, playing companion Jim Furyk calmly stepped over a slick 10-footer and eased the birdie putt into the hole for a share of the lead.