Faxon comes off the bench for injured Singh
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
HONOLULU – As relief efforts go, Brad Faxon scripted one that would have made Jonathan Papalbon of his beloved Red Sox jealous.
On site at Wailalae Country Club just to practice and get ready for the Sony Open in Hawaii, Faxon was asked if he could finish some work in the morning portion of the pro-am. Vijay Singh had tweaked his back halfway through the front nine and needed some medical attention.
Filling in, all Faxon did was shoot 2-under 33 and anchor his team to a back-nine net score of 8-under 27 to finish 13 under.
Singh, who had shot 40 on his own ball on the front, had left his team at the turn at net 5 under.
No word yet on whether or not Singh will give it a go in the first round. If he doesn’t, he can’t call upon Faxon, because he’s already in the tournament. First alternate Michael Connell would get the nod.