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Vijay Singh

  • Birthplace: Lautoka, Fiji
  • Residence: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
  • Birth Date: February 22, 1963
  • height: 6-2
  • Turned Pro: 1982

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PGA TOUR Victories

(34) 1993,Buick Classic. 1995,Phoenix Open, Buick Classic. 1997,Memorial Tournament, Buick Open. 1998,PGA Championship, Sprint International. 1999,Honda Classic. 2000,Masters Tournament. 2002,Shell Houston Open, THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola. 2003,Phoenix Open, EDS Byron Nelson Championship, John Deere Classic, FUNAI Classic at the WALT DISNEY WORLD Resort. 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-Benz Championship, Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard. 2008,World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, The Barclays, Deutsche Bank Championship.

International Victories

(22): 1984 Malaysian PGA Championship [Asia]. 1988 Nigerian Open [Afr], Swedish PGA. 1989 Volvo Open di Firenze [Eur], Ivory Coast Open [Afr], Nigerian Open [Afr], Zimbabwe Open [SAf]. 1990 El Bosque Open [Eur]. 1991 King Hassan Trophy [Morocco]. 1992 Turespana Masters Open de Andalucia [Eur], Malaysian Open [Asia], Volvo German Open [Eur]. 1993 Bells Cup [SAf]. 1994 Scandinavian Masters [Eur], Trophee Lancome [Eur]. 1995 Passport Open [Asia], 1997 South African Open [SAf], Toyota World Match Play Championship [Eur], 2000 Johnnie Walker Taiwan Open. 2001 Carlsberg Malaysian Open, Caltex Singapore Masters. 2007 Kolon-Hana Bank Korea Open [Asia].

Other Victories

(3): 2001 Telus Skins Game. 2003 Telus Skins Game. 2008 Chevron World Challenge.

2009 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$1,153,223 (52)

2009 PGA TOUR Best Finishes

T6-- Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. T7-- AT&T National. T9-- THE PLAYERS Championship.

PGA TOUR Best Round

64 at Round 1, Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. 64 at Round 2, Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

PGA TOUR Highlights

Underwent right knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus in mid-January. Returned at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in mid-February...Posted his first top-10 finish of the season in his 10th start, finishing T9 at THE PLAYERS Championship...Earned a T6 at the Crowne Plaza Invitational with four rounds in the 60s, his second top-10 in three starts...Shot a final-round 66 at the AT&T National to finish T7, seven strokes behind winner Tiger Woods.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- Buick Classic, Phoenix Open, Buick Classic, Memorial Tournament, Buick Open, PGA Championship, Sprint International, Honda Classic, Masters Tournament, Shell Houston Open, THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola, Phoenix Open, EDS Byron Nelson Championship, John Deere Classic, FUNAI Classic at the WALT DISNEY WORLD Resort, 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, Sony Open in Hawaii, Shell Houston Open, Wachovia Championship, Buick Open, Barclays Classic, Mercedes-Benz Championship, Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard, World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, The Barclays, Deutsche Bank Championship.

2008 Season Highlights

Came on strong late in the year to win three times, including two victories in the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup (The Barclays, Deutsche Bank Championship) to capture the second FedExCup. Result came after altering his swing at the end of 2007, overcoming tendinitis in his left arm and with improved putting in late 2008. Career victory total of 34 TOUR wins (T13 all-time with Phil Mickelson) are the most by an international player in PGA TOUR history. His 22 wins since turning 40 are the most by a player over age 40...Lost a playoff to Steve Lowery at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Holding the lead on the back nine on Sunday, bogeyed three straight holes (Nos. 14-16) but managed to force a playoff with a birdie on the 18th hole. Lost when Lowery made a 7-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole, again at the par-5 18th. Bid to extend the playoff ended with a missed birdie attempt out of a greenside bunker...Finished T5 at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship. Defeated Peter Hanson (19 holes), Niclas Fasth (1 up) and Rod Pampling (25 holes) before falling to Justin Leonard, 1 up, in the quarterfinals...Defending champion of the Arnold Palmer Invitational finished T3. He held a three-stroke lead after 36 holes, but a third-round, 3-over 73 dropped him to tied for the lead with four other players through 54 holes...The next week finished T2 at the World Golf Championships-CA Championship thanks to weekend rounds of 63-68. It marked his 25th career runner-up finish on TOUR...Finished fifth at the Travelers Championship thanks to four rounds in the 60s. Posted a third round 64 and was three strokes back of the lead heading into the final round...Collected his first World Golf Championships victory at the Bridgestone Invitational. Held the second- and third-round leads and went on to win by one stroke...Two-putted for birdie on the second playoff hole to beat Sergio Garcia in The Barclays, the first tournament in the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup. Made a 27-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole, the par-4 18th, after Garcia sank a putt of similar length. Kevin Sutherland was eliminated on that hole with a par. The victory was his 33rd PGA TOUR title and moved him from No. 7 to No. 1 on the FedExCup points list...Made three long birdie putts and closed with an 8-under 63 to win the Deutsche Bank Championship for his second consecutive victory in the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup. Rolled in a 35-foot birdie putt on the 13th hole to stretch his lead to three shots, then holed a 60-foot birdie putt on the next hole and capped his run with a 35-foot birdie on the 17th hole. Beat third-round leader Mike Weir by five strokes in claiming his 34th career TOUR win in finishing at a tournament-record 22-under 262. It was his third victory in the past five weeks. Also surpassed the injured Tiger Woods on the TOUR money list thanks to the $1.26 million first-place check...Only needing to complete 72 holes, finished T22 at THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola to win the FedExCup and its $10-million bonus...Won the Chevron World Challenge in mid-December.

Career Highlights

Has won in Malaysia, France, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Morocco, Zimbabwe, Singapore, Spain, Germany, England, South Africa, Sweden, Taiwan, Canada, Korea and U.S. 2007: Captured two PGA TOUR events to move to T14 all-time in victories with 31, tied with Harry Cooper and Jimmy Demaret. It was his sixth consecutive season with a TOUR win, second behind Tiger Woods' 12. Entered the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup No. 2 behind Tiger Woods but slipped to 10th in final FedExCup standings...Won the Mercedes-Benz Championship by two strokes and became the first player to win an event in the inaugural FedExCup competition. Became the third player to win both Hawaii tournaments in a career, joining Jim Furyk and Ernie Els...Finished seventh at the FBR Open, thanks to a closing 7-under 64. Recorded his fifth top-10 at the TPC Scottsdale, including two victories (1995, 2003)...Earned his 31st career victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at age 44 years and 24 days. Posted rounds of 67-67 on the weekend to edge Rocco Mediate by two strokes. Win came in 15th start at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, with 15 made cuts and three runner-up finishes. Tied with England's Cooper for most TOUR wins among international players. Total of 19 wins since turning 40 is the most by a player over age 40. Collected 4,500 FedExCup points to jump to No. 1 in the FedExCup standings with 11,289 points...Maintained that No. 1 spot into May thanks to a T11 finish at the World Golf Championships-CA Championship, followed by T13 finishes at the Masters and EDS Byron Nelson Championship...Finished T7 at the Wachovia Championship after posting a final-round 74. Fell to No. 2, behind Wachovia winner Tiger Woods, in the FedExCup standings after spending six weeks at number one...Posted rounds of 66-65 on the weekend to finish fourth at the Travelers Championship...Shared the first-round lead at the AT&T National after a 66 but finished T12...Past Canadian Open champion held the 54-hole lead by one stroke over Steve Allan and John Mallinger, but was overcome by Jim Furyk's 7-under-par 64 on Sunday. With four rounds in the 60s, finished second to Furyk, missing a birdie putt on the 72nd hole that would have forced a playoff. Runner-up finish strengthened No. 2 position in FedExCup standings, trailing No. 1 Tiger Woods by 1,829 points...Qualified No. 2 for the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup, but first three starts included a missed cut (The Barclays), a T60 (Deutsche Bank Championship) and a 64th-place finish (BMW Championship). Finished the PGA TOUR Playoffs with a T7 at THE TOUR Championship for 12th top-10 in 14 career TOUR Championship starts...Played in seventh consecutive Presidents Cup, joining Phil Mickelson as the only players to start in all events since the debut in 1994...Won the Kolon-Hana Bank Korea Open in early October on the Asian Tour by birdieing the final hole to beat Kim Kyung-tae and Yang Yong-eun by two strokes at the Woo Jeong CC in Cheonan, Korea. 2006: 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...13 top-10s matched Jim Furyk for most on TOUR...Finished second to Stuart Appleby at the season-opening Mercedes Championships, falling in a playoff...Won the Barclays Classic, becoming the first three-time winner (1993, '95, 2006) in 40-year history of tournament. Has also won Shell Houston Open and Buick Open three times. Seventeenth win since turning 40 tied him with Sam Snead for most wins by a player after turning 40. Tied with David Howell at 8-under 134 through 36 holes, then trailed Billy Andrade by a stroke at 7-under 206 through 54 holes prior to beating Adam Scott by two strokes. Shot a final-round 68, one of only seven rounds in the 60s in Sunday's final round...Held a three-stroke lead over Tiger Woods through 54 holes at the Deutsche Bank Championship, thanks to a career-low 10-under 61 in the third round. Closed with 3-under 68 to finish second, two strokes behind Woods, who shot a final-round 63. 2005: Entered the season No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking and produced four victories and 18 top-10 finishes. 18 top-10s matched career high, posted in 2003 and 2004... Earned 25th career TOUR victory with one-stroke win over Ernie Els at Sony Open in Hawaii. Entered final round four back of Shigeki Maruyama after opening 69-68-67. Posted 5-under-par 65 on Sunday that included a birdie-4 on the 72nd hole. Win was eighth consecutive top-10 finish dating back to 2004 Deutsche Bank Championship, second-longest streak of career...Playoff record dropped to 5-2 after losing a three-man playoff at The Honda Classic to Padraig Harrington on the second extra hole. Began final round six strokes behind leaders Brett Wetterich and Geoff Ogilvy. Final-round 64 forced playoff with Harrington and Joe Ogilvie. Missed 3-footer for par on second extra hole as Harrington gained his first TOUR victory...Week later at Bay Hill, tied with Kenny Perry on 18th hole at 12-under par after birdies on Nos. 15 and 16 and a bogey by Perry on No. 17. Approach shot fell just short of green into water on 18 and double bogeyed the 72nd hole to finish tied with Graeme McDowell, two strokes behind Perry. The runner-up finish was enough to regain the title of World No. 1 two weeks after he lost it to Tiger Woods...In 12th Masters appearance, finished T5 for fourth consecutive top-10 for past winner of the green jacket. Fell to No. 2 in Official World Golf Ranking...On April 20, was introduced as an inductee into the World Golf Hall of Fame. That same week, joined Curtis Strange as the only two three-time winners of the Shell Houston Open with playoff victory over John Daly. Grabbed the first-round lead after tying the course record with an 8-under-par 64, and followed with rounds of 71-70-70. Tied with Daly at 13-under 275 after 72 holes, converted a two-putt par on the first extra hole to defeat Daly...Defeated Jim Furyk and Sergio Garcia in four-hole playoff to earn his third victory of the season at the Wachovia Championship. Fired a final-round 6-under 66 to come from six strokes back to tie third-round leader Garcia...Successfully defended his Buick Open crown and captured his third overall title at Warwick Hills G&CC...Finished T10 as the defending champion at the PGA Championship. Finished inside the top-10 in all four majors. 2004: Put together one of the finest seasons in golf history, posting nine wins and earning a TOUR-record $10,905,166 while becoming No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking. Became just the sixth player in 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 TOUR in top-10s for the second straight season with 18 in 29 events. The 36 over a two-year period (2003-2004) were the most since Tom Kite recorded 36 during the 1981 (21) and 1982 (15) seasons...Picked up a victory for the third consecutive year and sixth out of the last seven with his win at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Shared third-round lead with Arron Oberholser before final-round 69 (one of just five rounds in the 60s Sunday) gave him a three-stroke victory over Jeff Maggert. Extended his consecutive top-10 streak to 12 straight, two behind Jack Nicklaus for the modern-day record and longest on TOUR since Nicklaus had 12 straight in 1975. Win jumped him to the top of the money list for the first time that season...Top-10 streak of 12 straight ended the next week after missed cut at Buick Invitational...With rounds of 74-66-69-68-277, won the Shell Houston Open for the second time in three years. Opening 74 was highest first-round score for winner on TOUR since Mark O'Meara posted 74 in opening round en route to victory at the 1998 Masters...First player since Kenny Perry (2003) to win TOUR events in back-to-back weeks, coming from four strokes back in the final round to capture the HP Classic of New Orleans for 18th career TOUR victory. Second time with back-to-back TOUR victories (1998 PGA and International) and fourth Monday finish victory (1997 Memorial Tournament, 2003 John Deere Classic, 2004 Shell Houston Open)...Won fourth event of season at Buick Open, holding off John Daly by one shot and Tiger Woods by two. Grabbed the lead after 18 holes with a 9-under 63, using a traditional putter for the first time in several years. Also held a share of the 36-hole lead and entered final round with a two-stroke lead over Daly. On Sunday, Daly grabbed the early advantage by posting three birdies and an eagle in the first four holes. Singh responded with six birdies and a bogey en route to becoming just the third multiple winner of the Buick Open...Picked up his third major victory by defeating Chris DiMarco and Justin Leonard in a three-hole playoff in the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits. Shared second-round lead with Leonard and held one-stroke margin over Leonard through 54 holes. Final-round 76 earned a spot in a playoff after Leonard bogeyed the 72nd hole. Made the only birdie of the playoff on the first hole (par-4 10th) to secure his fourth playoff win in five tries. Became 18th player in PGA Championship history to win multiple titles. Final-round 4-over 76 was the highest 18-hole score by a PGA champion and the highest final-round score for a major winner since Reg Whitcombe shot a closing 78 at Royal St. Georges to win the 1938 British Open...Jumped Ernie Els for No. 2 spot in the Official World Golf Ranking, .10 points behind No. 1 Tiger Woods...Moved to No. 1 with victory at the Deutsche Bank Championship, dueling Woods down the stretch before topping Woods and Adam Scott by three strokes for sixth TOUR victory of the year....The following week, win at the Bell Canadian Open took three extra holes versus Canadian Mike Weir. Trailed Weir by three strokes through 54 holes and posted final-round, 2-under 69 but did not get into playoff until Weir bogeyed the 72nd hole...Earned wire-to-wire victory for the first time in his career at the 84 LUMBER Classic. Elevated his season earnings to $9,455,566, the most money earned in one season on TOUR at the time, surpassing Woods' record of $9,188,321 in 2000... Broke the $10-million mark with ninth victory of season at the Chrysler Championship, posting four rounds in the 60s en route to record-setting 18-under performance...Season came to an end with a ninth-place finish at THE TOUR Championship. With his $180,000 paycheck, brought his TOUR-record, single-season earnings to $10,905,166. 2003: A four-time winner on TOUR, clinched first career money title at the season-ending TOUR Championship, where a T5 finish worth $228,000 brought total official money in 27 events to $7,573,907, topping Tiger Woods by $900,494. The season total was also second all-time, at the time, to Woods' $9,188,321 in 2000. A total of 18 top-10s were the most on TOUR since Tim Kite posted 21 top-10s in 26 starts in 1981...Picked up career victory No. 12 at the Phoenix Open, a tournament he also won in 1995. Fired final-round, 8-under 63 to come from two strokes back of Harrison Frazar after 54 holes to win by three strokes over John Huston. Bested his TOUR career low for total score (261) and in relation to par (23-under) with the victory...Held one-stroke lead through 36 and 54 holes at the EDS Byron Nelson Championship. Went on to win by two over Nick Price. Won for the first time in his 40s and recorded his fifth multiple-win season of his career. One of 11 players to win on the PGA TOUR over the age of 40...Along with Jim Furyk, set the U.S. Open record for best first 36 holes with a 7-under 133. His 7-under 63 during the second round tied Johnny Miller (1973), Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf (1980) for best 18-hole score in U.S. Open history. Finished event T20...Third victory of the season came at the John Deere Classic. Did not lead until final round but was within striking distance the entire tournament. Due to rainout of Saturday's third round, Singh played 23 holes on Sunday and the remaining 13 on Monday. Finished the day Sunday at 12-under in a tie for lead with J.L. Lewis. Pulled ahead on back nine Monday morning to win by four strokes. Victory moved him to No. 1 on the money list, a position he held for three weeks...Won fourth TOUR event of season by posting four rounds in the 60s at the FUNAI Classic at the WALT DISNEY WORLD Resort. Held second-round lead and shared third-round lead with Stewart Cink, John Rollins and Scott Verplank. Paycheck moved him into the top spot on the money list for second time during season. Became third player (Tiger Woods-5, Davis Love III-4) in 2003 to win at least four times, the first time since 1973 (Jack Nicklaus, 7; Tom Weiskopf, 5; Bruce Crampton, 4) three players had won at least four times...Played for the International squad at The Presidents Cup for the fifth time in career. 2002: Won multiple events for the first time since 1998 (Shell Houston Open and THE TOUR Championship). Third-place finish on money list with $3,756,563 was best since finishing second in 1998...At the Shell Houston Open, collected his first TOUR victory since the 2000 Masters, a span of 50 starts. Set a new 72-hole scoring record at TPC The Woodlands with a 22-under-par total. Rounds of 67-65-66-68--266 earned a six-stroke victory over Darren Clarke...Third-round leader at THE TOUR Championship for third consecutive time at East Lake GC (1998 and 2000) and won for first time by two strokes over Charles Howell III. 2001: Despite failing to win for the first time in five years, put together a consistent season with a TOUR-best 14 top-10s and $3,440,829 in earnings, fourth on the money list. Finished second twice, at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, where he shot a final-round 69 but was passed by Davis Love III's 63, and at THE PLAYERS Championship, where he made triple-bogey-7 on the par-4 14th, eagle on the par-5 16th and birdie on the par-3 17th to complete a 68 and finish one stroke behind Tiger Woods. 2000: Extended victory string to four straight seasons and captured his second major in 20-month period with victory in the Masters. Won by three strokes over Els...Had LASIK surgery on May 31. 1999: Earned his eighth career TOUR victory in March at the Honda Classic. Stood nine strokes behind Eric Booker after 36 holes and five back through 54 holes but closed with 69 for two-stroke victory over Payne Stewart. 1998: Recorded consecutive victories in summer at the PGA Championship and International. In PGA at Sahalee opened with even-par 70, followed by a course-record-tying 66 that produced a one-stroke lead. Third-round 67 tied Steve Stricker and his closing 68 was good for two-stroke win over Stricker. Became 10th winner in past 11 years to make PGA his first major victory...Consecutive cuts made streak ended at 53 at Masters. Previous missed cut came at 1995 PGA...A week after PGA victory, earned second win in two weeks and third top-10 in month of August with six-point win over Phil Mickelson and Willie Wood at International...Closed year at East Lake GC with playoff loss to Hal Sutton at THE TOUR Championship after opening week with course record 7-under-par 63. 1997: Won two TOUR events and earned more than $1 million for second time in career...Made 24 consecutive cuts in 1996 and 21 in row in 1997...First victory came at the Memorial Tournament. Shot 70 in first round and stood four strokes out of lead. Followed with second-round 65 to pull to within three strokes of lead. Due to heavy rains, tournament was shortened to 54 holes. He fired final-round 67 to earn two-stroke victory over Jim Furyk and Greg Norman. Memorial was his first win without a playoff...Second victory came at Buick Open. Was his third win at Buick-sponsored event. Closing 66 matched low round of day and earned six-stroke victory over six players. 1996: Season featured June-July hot streak: T7 U.S. Open, T8 Motorola Western Open, T11 British Open and T5 PGA Championship. 1995: After being hampered by back and neck problems in 1994, came back to win at Phoenix Open and Buick Classic. 1993: PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year based on Buick Classic victory in playoff over Mark Wiebe and T4 in PGA that included a second-round 63.


Fiji's only world-class golfer...Learned game from his father, an airplane technician who also taught golf...Admired Tom Weiskopf while growing up and used Weiskopf's swing as early model for his own...Noted for his rigorous practice routine...Once held a club professional position in Borneo...Of Indian ancestry, first name means "victory" in Hindi...Served as Honorary Chairperson for 1999 National Golf Day, PGA of America's annual fundraiser for junior golf...Teamed with son Qass in Office Depot Father-Son from 2003-2006...Established, with wife and son, the Vijay Singh Charitable Foundation, benefiting charities and non-profit agencies that provide assistance, shelter, counseling and support to women and children who are victims of domestic abuse. The Betty Griffin House of St John's County, FL (Safety Shelter of St. John's County) was one of the first beneficiaries of the foundation.

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National Teams

The Presidents Cup (7), 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007; World Cup (2), 2001, 2002.

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