Singh said Wednesday that the course is playing far different from when he won the PGA Championship at Sahalee in 1998.
Its so wet out there, he said. My ball off the tee on the last went back about a foot (when it landed).
When Singh shot 9-under-par to capture his maiden major title, he said he averaged about one driver hit per round. This year, he says hell hit the big stick up to six times a day.
The golf course is playing a lot longer, but its in great shape, he said. It gives us a lot of opportunities now to go ahead and hit drivers, hit short irons into the green.
Striking the ball hasnt been Singhs problem in 2002; its been getting it in the hole.
I feel like Im swinging the club better than Ive ever done, but the scoring doesnt tell me anything, he said. Ive been having a hard time on the greens.
I feel really good about my golf game. Im in great physical shape. So all I need to do is kind of go out there and perform. That's what Ive not been doing.
Singh, who uses a belly-putter, snapped a two-year winless drought on tour by winning this years Shell Houston Open, however, he didnt finish better than seventh (Masters) in any of the seasons majors.
Im pretty disappointed about my year so far, besides the win, he said.
Singh finished eighth last week at the PGA Championship at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. He said the atmosphere this week is much more mellow.
It almost feels like a major, but its not. Straight after a big tournament like last week, it kind of feels theres a little less excitement. The excitement is gone, Singh said.
But once we get to a golf tournament like this, you totally forget about it. Once the gun goes off on Thursday, you just feel that youre in a new tournament and you want to play that tournament the best you can.
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