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Name: - Vijay Singh
Country: - Fiji
Born : - On February 22nd, 1963 in Lautoka, Viti Levu, Fiji.
Original Home/Club: - Lautoka, Fiji
Occupation: - Professional golfer; golf course designer.
Turned Pro: - 1982
Web Address: - http://www.vijaysinghgolf.com
Sponsor / Attachment: - Cleveland Golf

Roll of Honour

Majors (3). Presidents Cup player (1994, '96, '98, 2000, '03, '05, '07, '09). Multiple wins on the US PGA (34), European (13), Asian (5) and other international tours. US PGA Tr leading money winner (2003, '04, '08). FedEx Cup Champion (2008). Has held the official ranking of world's No.1 male golfer. World Golf Hall of Fame (inducted in 2006).


Golf course design

Vijay has designed several golf courses that include, but are not limited to: Mission Hills Shenzhen (Vijay course); Natadola Bay (Fiji); Regal Riviera (China).


Did you know?

Vijay Singh is an international golfer who initially played most of his golf on the European Tour, but now plays mainly on the US PGA Tour. He has been the World No.1 golfer (in 2004 and '05) and was both the US PGA Tour and European Tour Player of the Year in 2004. He lives in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.


Top tournaments won by Vijay Singh

2017Snr AmericaLegends of Golf (US)Big Cedar Lodge93 (-15)$232,500
Played as the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge (54-hole, two-man alternate shot & better-ball team event). Second-placed Jeff Sluman & Fred Funk, Corey Pavin & Duffy Waldorf and Paul Goydos & Kevin Sutherland (all USA players) finished 1 shot behind Carlos Franco (Para) & Vijay Singh (Fiji). Event reduced to 36-holes due to bad weather, and both rounds played on the Top of the Rock par-3 course. [Top of the Rock, Big Cedar Lodge, Branson, Missouri].
2008Men AmericaDell Technologies Ch'shipTPC Boston262 (-22)$1,260,000
Played as the Deutsche Bank Championship (the second of four FedExCup playoff events). Second-placed Mike Weir (Can) finished 5 shots behind Singh (Fiji), who recorded back-to-back wins in the first two FedEx playoff events of 2008. [TPC Boston, Norton, Mass.].
2008Men AwardsFedExCup - PGA Tr125,101 pts$10 million
Vijay Singh (Fiji) won the PGA Tour season-long points chase, to capture the FedExCup and $10 million bonus. Camilo Villegas (Col) was second with 124,550 pts. Sergo Garcia (Esp) was third with 119,400 pts. The Cup is awarded based on points earned during the regular PGA Tour season and in the four playoff events.
2008Men AwardsMoney Winner - PGA Tr$6,601,094see Score
Singh (Fiji) won his third Arnold Palmer Award as the PGA Tour 2008 leading money winner, with earnings of $6,601,094. Tiger Woods was second with $5,775,000; Phil Mickelson (USA) was third with $5,188,875.
2008Men AmericaNorthern Trust, TheRidgewood CC, NJ276 (-8)$1,260,000
Played as The Barclays (the first of four FedExCup playoff events). Singh (Fiji) beat Sergio Garcia (Esp) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. Kevin Sutherland (USA) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. [Ridgewood CC, Paramus, NJ].
2008Men WGCWGC - InvitationalFirestone CC270 (-10)$1,350,000
Played as the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. Second-placed Lee Westwood (Eng) and Robert Allenby (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Singh (Fiji). [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].
2008Men AmericaWorld ChallengeSherwood CC277 (-11)$1,350,000
Played as the Chevron World Challenge presented by Bank of America (an unofficial PGA Tour money event, hosted by Tiger Woods). Second-placed Steve Stricker (USA) finished 1 shot behind Singh (Fiji). [Sherwood CC, Thousand Oaks, nr LA, Calif.].
2007Men AmericaArnold Palmer InvtlBay Hill Club272 (-8)$990,000
Played as the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard (formerly Bay Hill Invitational). Second-placed Rocco Mediate (USA) finished 2 shots behind Singh (Fiji). [Bay Hill Club, Orlando, FL].
2007Men AsiaKorea OpenWoo Jeong Hills278 (-6)US$320,855
Played as the 50th Kolon-Hana Bank Korea Open (Asian Tr event). Second-placed Kyung-tae Kim (S Kor) and Yong-eun "Y.E." Yang (S Kor) finished 2 shots behind Singh (Fiji). [Woo Jeong Hills CC, Cheonan, S Korea].
2007Men AmericaTourmnt of Chmpns (PGA Tr)Kapalua Resort278 (-14)$1,100,000
Played as the Mercedes-Benz Championship (PGA Tour season opener). Second-placed Adam Scott (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Singh (Fiji). [Plantation Course, Kapalua Resort, Maui, Hawaii].
2006Men AmericaNorthern Trust, TheWestchester CC274 (-10)$1,035,000
Played as the Barclays Classic. Second-placed Adam Scott (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Singh (Fiji). [West course, Westchester CC, Rye, NY].
2005Men AmericaBuick OpenWarwick Hills264 (-24)$828,000
Played as the Buick Open. Second-placed Tiger Woods (USA) and Zach Johnson (USA) finished 4 shots behind defending champion Singh (Fiji), who became the first three-time winner of the Buick Open. [Warwick Hills G&CC, Grand Blanc, Michigan].
2005Men AmericaHouston OpenHouston, GC of275 (-13)$900,000
Played as the Shell Houston Open. Defending champion Singh (Fiji) beat John Daly (USA) at the first playoff hole. [Member course, GC of Houston, Humble, TX. At the time known as Redstone GC].
2005Men AmericaSony Open in HawaiiWaialae CC269 (-11)$864,000
Played as the Sony Open in Hawaii. Second-placed Ernie Els (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Singh (Fiji). [Waialae CC, Honolulu, Hawaii].
2005Men AmericaWells Fargo Ch'shipQuail Hollow Club276 (-12)$1,080,000
Played as the Wachovia Championship. Singh (Fiji) beat Jim Furyk (USA) with a par at the fourth playoff hole. Sergio Garcia (Esp) was eliminated at the first playoff hole (having gone into the final round with a 6 shot lead). [Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, NC].
2004Men AmericaBuick OpenWarwick Hills265 (-23)$810,000
Played as the Buick Open. Second-placed John Daly (USA) finished 1 shot behind Singh (Fiji). [Warwick Hills G&CC, Grand Blanc, Michigan].
2004Men AmericaCanadian OpenGlen Abbey275 (-9)$810,000
Played as the Bell Canadian Open. Singh (Fiji) beat Mike Weir (Can) with a par at the third playoff hole, denying Weir the opportunity to become the first Canadian for 50 years to take the Canadian Open title. [Glen Abbey GC, Oakville, nr Toronto, Ont.].
2004Men AmericaDell Technologies Ch'shipTPC Boston268 (-16)$900,000
Played as the Deutsche Bank US Championship. Second-placed Tiger Woods (USA) and Adam Scott (Aus) finished 3 shots behind Singh (Fiji). This win took Singh to No.1 in the world golf rankings, taking over from Tiger Woods who had held the No.1 spot for a record 5 years and 4 weeks. [TPC Boston, Norton, Mass.].
2004Men AmericaHouston OpenHouston, GC of277 (-11)$900,000
Played as the Shell Houston Open. Second-placed Scott Hoch (USA) finished 2 shots behind Singh (Fiji). Monday finish following earlier rain delays. [Member course, GC of Houston, Humble, TX. At the time known as Redstone GC].
2004Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - PGA of Am68.84n/a
Singh (Fiji) won the PGA of America Vardon Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the PGA Tour (over a minimum of 60 rounds). Ernie Els (RSA) was second with 68.98; Tiger Woods (USA) was third with 69.04.
2004Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - PGA Tr68.84n/a
Singh (Fiji) won the PGA Tour Byron Nelson Award, recording the season's lowest scoring average (over a minimum of 50 rounds). Ernie Els (RSA) was second with 68.98; Tiger Woods (USA) was third with 69.04.
2004Men AwardsMoney Winner - PGA Tr$10,905,166see Score
Singh (Fiji) won his second straight Arnold Palmer Award as the PGA Tour 2004 leading money winner, with earnings of $10,905,166 on the Tour. Ernie Els (RSA) was second with $5,787,225; Phil Mickelson (USA) was third with $5,784,823. Singh was the first ever golfer to win over $10 million in prize money in a season.
2004Men AmericaNew Orleans ClassicEnglish Turn266 (-22)$918,000
Played as the HP Classic of New Orleans. Second-placed Joe Ogilvie (USA) and Phil Mickelson (USA) finished 1 shot behind Singh (Fiji). Singh shot a back-nine 29 in a final round 63 to record his second straight PGA Tour win; he won the Houston Open a week earlier. Monday finish required due to earlier bad weather. [English Turn G&CC, New Orleans, LA].
2004Men AmericaPebble Beach Pro-AmPebble Beach272 (-16)$954,000
Played as the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Second-placed Jeff Maggert (USA) finished 3 shots behind Singh (Fiji). [Pebble Beach Links, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Poppy Hills GC and Spyglass Hill GC].
2004Men AmericaPennsylvania ClassicNemacolin Woodlands273$756,000
Played as the 84 Lumber Classic of Pennsylvania. Second-placed Stewart Cink (USA) finished 1-shot behind Singh (Fiji), who recorded his 8th PGA Tour title of 2004. [Mystic Rock course, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Farmington, PA].
2004Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - Eurpn Trxn/a
Singh (Fiji) won the European Tour Golfer of the Year Award, determined by a panel of representatives from the European Tour, golf writers, and TV and radio commentators.
2004Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - PGA of Amxn/a
Singh (Fiji) won the PGA of America Player of the Year Award (based on points allocated for PGA Tour wins, money-list position and scoring average).
2004Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - PGA Trxn/a
Singh (Fiji) won the Jack Nicklaus Award as the PGA Tour Player of the Year, based on the votes of his peers.
2004Men MajorsUS PGA Ch'shipWhistling Straits280 (-8)$1,125,000
The US PGA Championship (86th). Singh (Fiji) beat Chris DiMarco (USA) and Justin Leonard (USA) in a 3-hole playoff: Singh 10 (-1); DiMarco and Leonard both made par at the opening two playoff holes, but did not finish the third playoff hole. [Straits course, Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin].
2004Men AmericaValspar ChampionshipInnisbrook Resort266 (-18)$900,000
Played as the Chrysler Championship. Second-placed Jesper Parnevik (Swe) and Tommy Armour III (USA) finished 6 shots behind Singh (Fiji), who recorded his ninth PGA Tour win of 2004 (equalling a 54-year record). Singh became the first player to win $10 million in a single season. [Copperhead course, Innisbrook Resort, Palm Harbor, nr Tampa, FL].
2003Men AmericaByron Nelson Ch'shipTPC Las Colinas265 (-15)$1,008,000
Played as the EDS Byron Nelson Championship (50th). Second-placed Nick Price (Zim) finished 2 shots behind Singh (Fiji). [TPC course, Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas, Irving, nr Dallas, TX. First two rounds also used the resort's Cottonwood Valley course].
2003Men AmericaJohn Deere ClassicTPC Deere Run268 (-16)$630,000
Played as the John Deere Classic. Second-placed Chris Riley (USA), Jonathan Bird (USA) and J.L. Lewis (USA) finished 4 shots behind Singh (Fiji). Monday finish required due to earlier weather issues. [TPC Deere Run, Silvis, IL].
2003Men AwardsMoney Winner - PGA Tr$7,573,907see Score
Singh (Fiji) won the Arnold Palmer Award as the PGA Tour 2003 leading money winner, with earnings of $7,573,907 on the Tour. Tiger Woods (USA) was second with $6,673,413; Davis Love III (USA) was third with $6,081,896.
2003Men AmericaPhoenix OpenTPC Scottsdale261 (-23)$720,000
Played as the Phoenix Open. Second-placed John Huston (USA) finished 3 shots behind Singh (Fiji), who shot rounds of 67-66-65-63 to land this prestigious title. [Stadium course, TPC Scottsdale, Phoenix, AZ].
2003Men AmericaWalt Disney ClassicDisney's Magnolia265 (-23)$720,000
Played as the Funai Classic at Walt Disney World Resort. Second-placed Tiger Woods (USA), Scott Verplank (USA) and Stewart Cink (USA) finished 4 shots behind Singh (Fiji). [Magnolia course, Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL. Earlier rounds also played on the Palm course].
2002Men AmericaHouston OpenWoodlands CC, TX266 (-22)$720,000
Played as the Shell Houston Open. Second-placed Darren Clarke (N. Ire) finished 6 shots behind Singh (Fiji). [Tournament course (known as TPC at The Woodlands), Woodlands CC, nr Houston, TX].
2002Men AmericaTour Championship (PGA Tr)East Lake GC268 (-12)$900,000
Played as the Tour Championship presented by Coca-Cola. Second-placed Charles Howell III (USA) finished 2 shots behind Singh (Fiji), whose final round 67 allowed him to hold-off Howell's challenge. [East Lake GC, Atlanta, GA].
2001Men AsiaMalaysian OpenSaujana G&CC274 (-14)€163,656
Played as the Carlsberg Malaysian Open (Asian/Eurpn Trs event). Singh (Fiji) beat Padraig Harrington (Ire) with a birdie at the third playoff hole. [Palm course, Saujana G&CC, nr Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia].
2001Men AsiaSingapore MastersSingapore Is. CC263 (-21)US$141,660
Played as the inaugural Caltex Singapore Masters (Asian/Eurpn Trs event). Second-placed Warren Bennett (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Singh (Fiji). [Bukit course, Singapore Island CC, Singapore].
2000Men AsiaTaiwan OpenSunrise G&CC287 (-1)
Played as the Johnnie Walker Taiwan Open. Singh (Fiji) beat Craig Kamps (RSA) in a playoff. [Sunrise G&CC, Taoyuan, Taiwan].
2000Men MajorsThe MastersAugusta National278 (-10)$828,000
The Masters Tournament (64th). Second-placed Ernie Els (RSA) finished 3-shots behind first-time Masters winner Singh (Fiji). [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1999Men AmericaHonda ClassicHeron Bay277 (-11)$468,000
Played as the Honda Classic. Second-placed Payne Stewart (USA) finished 2 shots behind Singh (Fiji). [Heron Bay GC, Coral Springs, FL. At the time called TPC at Heron Bay].
1998Men AmericaThe InternationalCastle Pines47 ptsx
Played as The International, on a modified Stableford system. [Castle Pines GC, Castle Rock, nr Denver, Colorado].
1998Men MajorsUS PGA Ch'shipSahalee CC271 (-9)$540,000
The US PGA Championship (80th). Second-placed Steve Stricker (USA) finished 2 shots behind Singh (Fiji). [Sahalee CC, Sammamish, nr Seattle, WA].
1997Men AmericaBuick OpenWarwick Hills273 (-15)$270,000
Played as the Buick Open. Second-placed Curtis Strange (USA), Tom Byrum (USA), Russ Cochran (USA), Brad Fabel (USA), Ernie Els (RSA) and Naomichi "Joe" Ozaki (Jpn) finished 4 shots behind Singh (Fiji). [Warwick Hills G&CC, Grand Blanc, Michigan].
1997Men AmericaMemorial TournamentMuirfield Village202 (-14)$342,000
Played as The Memorial Tournament. Second-placed Jim Furyk (USA) and Greg Norman (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Singh (Fiji). Event shortened to 54-holes due to bad weather. [Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, nr Columbus, OH].
1997Men AfricaSouth African OpenGlendower270 (-18)€100,066
Played as the South African Open (co-sanctioned with Eurpn Tr for the first time). Second-placed Nick Price (Zim) finished 1 shot behind Singh (Fiji). [Glendower GC, Johannesburg, RSA].
1997Men EuropeWorld Match PlayWentworth Club1 hole£170,000
Played as the Toyota World Match Play Championship. Singh (Fiji) beat defending champion Ernie Els (RSA) by 1 hole in the 36-hole final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1995Men AmericaNorthern Trust, TheWestchester CC278 (-6)$216,000
Played as the Buick Classic. Singh (Fiji) beat Doug Martin (USA) with a birdie at the fifth playoff hole. [West course, Westchester CC, Rye, NY].
1995Men AsiaPassport OpenChuncheon CC
Played as the Passport Open. Won by Singh (Fiji). [Chuncheon CC, Chuncheon, Gangwon, S Kor].
1995Men AmericaPhoenix OpenTPC Scottsdale269 (-15)$234,000
Played as the Phoenix Open. Singh (Fiji) beat Billy Mayfair (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Stadium course, TPC Scottsdale, Phoenix, AZ].
1994Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - Eurpn Tr69.55n/a
Vijay Singh (Fiji) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the European Tour. Colin Montgomerie (Scot) was second with 69.60; Bernhard Langer (Ger) was third with 69.63.
1994Men EuropeScandinavian MastersRoyal Drottningholm268 (-20)£108,330
Played as the Scandinavian Masters. Second-placed Mark McNulty (Zim) finished 3 shots behind Singh (Fiji). [Royal Drottningholm GC, nr Stockholm; at the time called Drottningholm GC].
1994Men EuropeTrophee LancomeSaint-Nom-La-Breteche263£100,000
Played as the Trophee Lancome. Won by Vijay Singh (Fiji). [Golf de Saint-Nom-La-Bretèche, nr Paris, France].
1993Men AmericaNorthern Trust, TheWestchester CC280 (-4)$180,000
Played as the Buick Classic. First-time PGA Tour winner Singh (Fiji) beat Mark Wiebe (USA) with a birdie at the third playoff hole. [West course, Westchester CC, Rye, NY].
1993Men AwardsRookie of Yr - PGA Tr$657,831see Score
Singh (Fiji) won the PGA Tour 1993 Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. He finished 19th on the Tour's money list, with earnings of $657,831.
1992Men EuropeGerman OpenHubbelrath262 (-26)£87,500
Played as the Volvo German Open. Second-placed Jose Manuel Carriles (Esp) finished 11 shots behind Singh (Fiji). [Hubbelrath GC, nr Dusseldorf, Germany].
1992Men AsiaMalaysian OpenBukit Jambul275US$37,485
Played as the Benson & Hedges Malaysian Open. Lee Porter (USA), Brad King (Aus), Craig McClellan (USA), Chin-sheng Hsieh (Taiw) and Nandasena Perera (Sri Lanka) finished in second place behind Singh (Fiji). [Bukit Jambul CC, Penang Island, Malaysia. Now called Penang GC].
1992Men EuropeTurespana MastersParador de Malaga277£50,000
Played as the Turespana Masters Open de Andalucia.
1990Men EuropeEl Bosque OpenEl Bosque, Esp278 (-10)£33,330
Played as the El Bosque Open (a one-off European Tour event). Second-placed Richard Boxall (Eng) and Chris Williams (Eng/RSA) finished 2 shots behind Singh (Fiji), who recorded his second European Tour win. [El Bosque GC, Chiva, nr Valencia, Spain].
1989Men EuropeFirenze OpenIs Molas276x
Played as the Volvo Open Championship. Won by Vijay Singh (Fiji).

 

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