No, your eyes did not deceive you. Vijay Singh is chipping cross-handed.
The Fijian, who turns 52 on Sunday, whipped out the technique he used as a junior golfer at Riviera C.C.’s finishing hole in Round 3 of the Northern Trust Open.
Singh told CBS Sports after the round that he started chipping cross-handed on occasion since December. After doing some practice with it, he found himself chipping really well and decided to keep it in the repertoire. He’s been using it throughout the week.
Unfortunately for Singh, he couldn’t close the third round with an up-and-down after a solid pitch.
However, Singh, who shot 2-under 69 in Round 3, trails leader Retief Goosen by just four shots heading into the final round on a course set up to play more like a major than an early season tournament. Singh is in position to pick up his 35th PGA Tour win and first since the 2008 Deutsche Bank Championship.