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The reports of Vijay Singh's death were greatly exaggerated

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He's alive! He's alive! Vijay Singh is alive!

Weeks after we basically wrote off Vijay as a lost cause, aging and bogeying and dropping far down the rankings, Singh has bounced back with life we didn't think he had.

A tie for 12th at the Memorial. A respectable tie for 40th at the U.S. Open, and now this incredible play at the Travelers Championship. Singh's second-round 66 has him near the top of the leaderboard, behind the ridiculously hot play of Justin Rose, and in a position to claim a win on the PGA Tour, which would be his first since 2008.

While I've never claimed to be a huge Vijay supporter, it has been rather sad to watch the man that was once No. 1 in the world fall so far off the map. It happens in this game, but this generation has been filled with a few names that never seem to go away: Tiger, Ernie, Phil and Vijay.

What has changed for Singh this week? You can guess all you want, but you won't get it. The man is putting out of his mind. So far at TPC River Highlands, Singh is second in the field in putts per GIR, a stat that seems nearly improbable after watching him roll putts the last few months.

What have we learned from Vijay so far this week? Never write off a champion, no matter the age. Tom Watson has taught us this. Fred Couples continues to define this, and Singh is not going away.

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