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Vijay Singh

  • Birthplace: Lautoka, Fiji
  • Residence: Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
  • Birthdate: February 22, 1963
  • Age: 44 Ht.:
  • Turned Pro: 1982
  • Eligibility Code: 1, 8, 10

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Player Notes

Completed a major achievement in 2003 when an incredible yield of four victories, plus 14 Top-10 finishes from only 27 starts saw him finish Number One on the US PGA Tour Money List for the first time with $7,573,907, ending Tiger Woods' four year reign at the top. It also continued a remarkable run which has seen him finish in the top five every year from 1998. The man from Fiji, whose first name means 'Victory' in Hindi, also nearly added a third Major Championship to his list of achievements, following his Masters Tournament success at Augusta National in 2000 and his US PGA Championship win at Sahalee in 1998. In contention in the final round of the 132nd Open Golf Championship at Royal St George's, he had to settle for a share of second place with Thomas Bj?rn, one shot behind eventual champion Ben Curtis. A truly international golfer, he has won titles all over the globe, in England, France, Germany, Italy, Ivory Coast, Korea, Malaysia, Morocco, Nigeria, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, the United States and Zimbabwe. Included in that roll of honor are 11 wins on The European Tour International Schedule, the last two in 2001 in consecutive weeks - the Carlsberg Malaysian Open and the Caltex Singapore Masters - and the World Match Play Championship at Wentworth Club in 1997. Graduated from the Qualifying School in 1988 and played seven seasons on The European Tour before making his base in America. Accorded Honorary Life Membership of The European Tour in May 2001. Member of 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, '03 and '05 Presidents Cup Team. Was the Player-of-the-Year in 2004.

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
30 - 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, John Deere Classic, FUNAI Classic at Walt Disney World, 2004 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-am, Shell Houston Open, HP Classic Of New Orleans, Buick Open, PGA Championship, Deutsche Bank Championship, Bell Canadian Open, 84 Lumber Classic, Chrysler Championship, 2005 Sony Open In Hawaii, Shell Houston Open, Wachovia Championship, Buick Open, 2006 Barclays Classic, 2007 Mercedes Championship.

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

1988 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 6; in money - 1; Top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average - 74.36; money - $420 or GBP 300 (ranked 209th); best finish, 66th, Volvo PGA Championship.

1989 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; in money - 21; Top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average - 71.97; money - $153,457 or GBP 109,612 (ranked 24th); Winner, Volvo Open Championship.

1990 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; in money - 27; Top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average - 71.43 (ranked 26th); money$259,949 or GBP 185,678 (ranked 13th); Winner, El Bosque Open.

1991 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 22; Top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average - 71.18 (ranked 12th); money - $310,797 or GBP 221,998 (ranked 13th); best finish, 2nd Benson & Hedges International.

1992 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 24; Top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average - 70.91 (ranked 18th); money - $411,232 or GBP 293,737 (ranked 9th); Winner, Turespana Masters Open de Andalucia.

1992 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 4; in money - 4; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring 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; scoring average - 71.70 (ranked T34th); money - $222,754 or GBP 159,110 (ranked 39th); best finish, T2nd Alfred Dunhill Open.

1993 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 14; in money - 12; Top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average - 69.51; money - $657,831 (ranked 19th); Winner, Buick Classic. Was picked Rookie-of-the-Year.

1994 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 11; in money - 10; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 69.55 (ranked 1st); money - $510,040 or GBP 364,314 (ranked 6th); Winner, Scandinavian Masters and Lancome Trophy.

1994 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; in money - 16; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring 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; scoring average - 70.91; money - $145,576 or GBP 103,983 (ranked 54th); best finish, 3rd, Volvo Scandinavian Masters.

1995 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 17; Top-10 finishes - 9; scoring 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; scoring 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 - 26; in money - 23; Top-10 finishes - 7; scoring 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; scoring average - 69.83 (ranked 8th); money - $2,283,233 (ranked 4th); Winner, Honda Classic.

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; rounds played - 92 ; in money -24; Top-10 finishes - 8; money - $2,573,835 (ranked 5th); Winner, at the Masters

2000 Stats
scoring average - 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; scoring average - 70.00; money - $897,154 or GBP 557,813; won Carlsberg Malaysian Open and Caltex Singapore Masters.

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; rounds played - 92 ; in money -24; Top-10 finishes - 14; money - $3,440,829 (ranked 4th); best finish -2nd at the AT&T Pebble Beach and The Players Championship

2001 Stats
scoring average - 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; scoring average - 70.27; money - $1,230,315 or GBP 784,465; 3rd WGC-American Express Championship, T3rd, Dunhill Links Championship.

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; rounds played - 96 ; in money -24; Top-10 finishes - 11 money $3,756,563 (ranked 3rd); Winner, at the Shell Houston Open and Tour Championship;

2002 Stats
scoring average - 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).

2003 Notes
On top of his four wins was runner-up at the Wachovia Championship, British Open, International, WGC-American Express and Chrysler Championship. His 13 top-5 finishes and 18 Top-10 finishes was the most of anyone on tour.

2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; rounds played - 102; in money - 26; Top-10 finishes - 18; money - $7,573,907; (ranked 1st); best finish - Won at the Phoenix Open, EDS Byron Nelson Championship, John Deere Classic and FUNAI Classic at the Walt Disney World Resort

2003 Stats
scoring average - 68.65 / (2nd); driving distance - 301.9 / (6th); driving accuracy - 63.4% / (132nd); GIR - 69.5% / (12th); putting - 1.741 / (18th); birdie average - 4.41 per rd / (1st) / total birdies - 450; sand saves - 58.6% / (8th); all-around; rank - 209 / (2nd).

2004 Notes
Became just the sixth player in PGA Tour history to accumulate nine wins in a season and first since Tiger Woods in 2000. The others: Paul Runyan (9/1933), Byron Nelson (18/1945), Ben Hogan (13/1946, 10/1948) and Sam Snead (11/1950). Led the PGA Tour in Top-10 s for the second straight season with 18 in 29 events

2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; rounds played - 110; in money - 28; Top-10 finishes - 18; money - $10,905,166; (ranked 1st); best finish - Win at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Shell Houston Open, HP Classic of New Orleans, Buick Open, PGA Championship, Deutsche Bank Championship, Bell Canadian Open, 84 Lumber Classic and Chrysler Championship.

2004 Stats
scoring average - 68.84 / (1st); driving distance - 300.8 / (13th); driving accuracy - 60.4% / (149th); GIR - 73.0% / (2nd); putting - 1.757 / (37th); birdie average - 4.40 per rd / (1st) / total birdies - 484; sand saves - 50.9% / (71st); all-around; rank - 282 / (2nd).

2005 Notes
Entered the season No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking and produced four victories, 18 Top-10 and 25 Top-25 finishes.

2005 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; rounds played - 109; in money - 2; Top-10 finishes - 18; money - $8,017,336; (ranked 2nd); best finish - Win at the Sony Open in Hawaii, Shell Houston Open, Wachovia Championship and Buick Open

2005 Stats
scoring average - 69.04 / (2nd); driving distance - 301.1 / (16th); driving accuracy - 60.2% / (147th); GIR - 70.5% / (4th); putting - 1.767 / (60th); birdie average - 3.96 per rd / (8th) / total birdies - 432; sand saves - 57.4% / (13th); all-around; rank - 285 / (2nd).

2006 Notes
Inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame on October 30. Finished among the top five on the PGA Tour money list for the ninth consecutive season and also won for the fifth consecutive season.

2006 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; rounds played - 100; in money - 25; Top-10 finishes - 13; money - $4,602,416; (ranked 4th); best finish - Win at the Barclays Classic

2006 Stats
scoring average - 69.62 / (8th); driving distance - 293.7 / (65th); driving accuracy - 59.4% / (153rd); GIR - 67.8% / (31st); putting - 1.753 / (28th); birdie average - 3.94 per rd / (11th) / total birdies - 394; sand saves - 55.0% / (30th); all-around; rank - 347 / (6th).

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