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Vijay Singh

Residence:
   Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Birthplace:
   Lautoka, Fiji
Turned Pro:
   1982
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 200
Birthdate:
   February 21, 1963
Age: 40
College:
   Lautoka, Fiji

Player Notes

The most famous Fijian golfer, Singh earned an exemption on the U.S. PGA Tour in the summer of 1993 and is now a member of both the PGA Tour and the European Tour. . . .Originally taught the game by his father, Vijay sharpened his golf in Asia and then Africa before playing on the European tour full time in 1989. Has won titles in Nigeria, Sweden, Malaysia, Singapore, Zimbabwe, Spain, Germany, the Ivory Coast, France and Morocco. . .One of the hardest workers on tour, Singh was hampered with a bad back most of 1994 and parts of '95. . .Of Indian ancestry, his name means "victory" in Hindi . . .Member of 1994, '96, '98 & 2000 Presidents Cup Team.

Career Victories

European Tour
11 - 1989 Volvo Open, 1990 El Bosque Open, 1992 Turespana Masters, Volvo German Open, 1994 Scandinavian Masters, Lancome Trophy, 1997 South African Open, 1998 PGA Championship, 2000 Masters, 2001 Carlsberg Malaysian Open, Caltex Singapore Masters

PGA Tour
13 - 1993 Buick Classic, 1995 Phoenix Open, Buick Classic, 1997 Memorial Tournament, Buick Open, 1998 PGA Championship, Sprint International, 1999 Honda Classic, 2000 Masters, 2002 Shell Houston Open, Tour Championship, 2003 Phoenix Open, EDS Byron Nelson Classic.

Other
1984 Malaysian PGA Championship, 1988 Nigerian Open, Swedish PGA Championship, 1989 Zimbabwe Open, Nigerian Open, Ivory Coast Open, 1991 Hassan Trophy (Morocco), 1992 Malaysian Open, 1993 Bells Cup (Africa), 1995 Passport Open (Asian), 1997 Toyota World Match Play Championship

Career Summary

1990 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; in money - 27; top-10 finishes - 5; stroke average 71.43 (ranked 26th); money �212,130 (ranked 13th).

1991 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 22; top-10 finishes - 7; stroke average 71.18 (ranked 12th); money �225,257 (ranked 13th); best finish, 2nd Benson & Hedges International.

1992 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 24; top-10 finishes - 7; stroke average 70.91 (ranked 18th); money �320,905 (ranked 9th).

1992 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 4; in money - 4; top-10 finishes - 1; stroke average 70.13; money $70,680 (ranked 156th); best finish,T7th Memorial Tournament.

1993 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 17; in money - 14; top-10 finishes - 4; stroke average 71.70 (ranked T34th); money �211,067 (ranked 39th); best finish, T2nd Alfred Dunhill Open.

1993 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 14; in money - 12; top-10 finishes - 6; stroke average 69.51; money $657,831 (ranked 19th); winner Buick Classic.

1994 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 11; in money - 10; top-10 finishes - 4; stroke average 69.55 (ranked 1st); money �449,805 (ranked 6th); winner Scandinavian Masters and Lancome Trophy.

1994 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; in money - 16; top-10 finishes - 3; stroke average 71.01 (ranked 70th); money $325,959 (ranked 52nd); best finish, T2nd, Northern Telecom Open.

1995 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 8; in money - 8; top-10 finishes - 2; stroke average 70.91; money �311,621 (ranked 54th); best finish, 3rd, Volvo Scandinavian Masters.

1995 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 17; top-10 finishes - 9; stroke average 69.92 (ranked 7th); money $1,018,713 (ranked 9th); winner, Phoenix Open and Buick Open.

1996 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 24; top-10 finishes - 9; stroke average 79.19 (ranked T14th); money $855,140 (ranked 17th); best finish, T2nd, Doral Ryder Open. Played once on the European tour and lost in the finals of the Toyota World Match Play Championship.

1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; in money - 21; top-10 finishes - 4; stroke average 70.18 (ranked 26th); money $1,059,236 (ranked 16th); winner Memorial Tournament and Buick Open.

1998 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 23; top-10 finishes - 7; stroke average 69.85 (ranked 10th); money $2,238,998 (ranked 2nd); winner PGA Championship and Sprint International.

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 26; top-10 finishes - 11; stroke average 69.83 (ranked 8th); money $2,283,233 (ranked 4th); winner Honda Classic.

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered: 26 / Rounds Played: 92 / Cuts made: 24 / Top-10 finishes: 8; Best finish: Winner at the Masters; Earnings: $2,573,835 Rank (5th)

2000 Stats
Scoring - 70.01 / (13th); Driving Distance - 279.9 / (30th); Driving Accuracy - 67.9% / (112th); GIR - 71.1% / (5th); Putting - 1.779 / (99th); Birdie Average - 3.98 per rd / (12th) / Total Birdies - 366; Sand Saves - 58.4% / (42nd); Scrambling - 58.1% / (134th); All-Around Rank - 406 / (19th)

2001 Notes
Won more money than any other player on the PGA Tour without a win

2001 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 10; in money - 10; top-10 finishes - 4; stroke average 70.00; �Eruo 897,154 or �557,813; won Carlsberg Malaysian Open and Caltex Singapore Masters.

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered: 26 / Rounds Played: 92 / Cuts made: 24 / Top-10 finishes: 14; Best finish: 2nd at the AT&T Pebble Beach & The Players Championship; Earnings: $3,440,829 Rank (4th)

2001 Stats
Scoring - 69.21 / (4th); Driving Distance - 287.5 / (23rd); Driving Accuracy - 66.7% / (128th); GIR - 69.5% / (30); Putting - 1.723 / (4th); Birdie Average - 4.18 per rd / (10th) / Total Birdies - 385; Sand Saves - 58.3% / (24th); Scrambling - 62.5% / (44th); All-Around Rank - 234 / (4th).

2002 Notes
He has improved his yearly earnings for six straight years now. Had eleven top-10 finishes and was under par in 67 of his 96 rounds.

2002 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 9; in money - 9; top-10 finishes - 5; stroke average 70.27; �Eruo 1,230,315 or �784,465; 3rd WGC-American Express Championship, T3rd, Dunhill Links Championship.

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered: 28 / Rounds Played: 96 / Cuts made: 24 / Top-10 finishes: 11 / Best finish: Winner at the Shell Houston Open & Tour Championship / Earnings: $3,756,563 Rank (3rd)

2002 Stats
Scoring - 69.47 / (2nd); Driving Distance - 285.6 / (46th); Driving Accuracy - 67.8% / (96th); GIR - 70.6% / (7th); Putting - 1.751 / (35th); Birdie Average - 3.99 per rd / (19th) / Total Birdies - 383; Sand Saves - 52.5% / (73rd); All-Around Rank - 302 / (5th).

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