Vijay Singh

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Vijay Singh
विजय सिंह
— Golfer —
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Personal information
Full name Vijay Singh
Nickname The Big Fijian
Born (1963-02-22) 22 February 1963 (age 51)
Lautoka, Viti Levu, Colonial Fiji
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 208 lb (94 kg; 14.9 st)
Nationality  Fiji
Residence Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, U.S.
Spouse Ardena Seth (m. 1985)
Children Qass Seth
Career
Turned professional 1982
Current tour(s) PGA Tour (joined 1993)
Former tour(s) European Tour (rejoined 2006)
Professional wins 59
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 34
European Tour 13
Asian Tour 5
Other 13
Best results in major championships
(Wins: 3)
Masters Tournament Won: 2000
U.S. Open T3: 1999
The Open Championship T2: 2003
PGA Championship Won: 1998, 2004
Achievements and awards
World Golf Hall of Fame 2005/2006[1][2] (member page)
PGA Tour
Rookie of the Year
1993
PGA Tour
leading money winner
2003, 2004, 2008
PGA Player of the Year 2004
PGA Tour
Player of the Year
2004
Vardon Trophy 2004
Byron Nelson Award 2004
European Tour
Player of the Year
2004
FedEx Cup Champion 2008

Vijay Singh, CF (Fiji Hindi: विजय सिंह, IPA: [ˈʋɪdʒəj sɪ̃ɦ]; born 22 February 1963), nicknamed "The Big Fijian", is a Fijian professional golfer who was Number 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking for 32 weeks in 2004 and 2005. He has won three major championships (The Masters in 2000 and the PGA Championship in 1998 and 2004) and was the leading PGA Tour money winner in 2003, 2004 and 2008. He was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2005 (but deferred his induction until 2006).[2] He won the FedEx Cup in 2008.

An Indo-Fijian of Hindu background,[3][4] Singh was born in Lautoka, Fiji and grew up in Nadi. A resident of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, he is known for his meticulous preparation, often staying at the range hours before and after his tournament rounds working on his game.

Career history[edit]

Early life and amateur career[edit]

Singh recollected to reporters about his childhood: "When we were kids we couldn't afford golf balls so we had to make do with coconuts. My father used to say, 'Little Vijay, golf balls don't fall off trees you know,' so I found some that did!"[5] Growing up, he played snooker, cricket, football, and also the island's most popular sport, rugby. He is the son of Mohan Singh, an airplane technician who also taught golf. Growing up, he admired the swing of Tom Weiskopf, using it as an early model for his own.

Professional career[edit]

1984–1988[edit]

Two years after turning professional, Singh won the 1984 Malaysian PGA Championship. However, his career was plunged into crisis after he was suspended from the Asian Tour in 1985 over allegations he doctored his scorecard. It was alleged that he lowered his score from one over to one under in order to make the cut, but Singh denies this, saying that in any case, it should only have resulted in disqualification from the event rather than a ban. After investigation by the Tour of this and other alleged violations proved true, John Bender, Asian PGA Tour president, issued Singh a lifetime ban on Asian PGA Tour play.

Sports Illustrated writer, John Garrity, "interviewed the Indonesian Golf Association official who ruled that Singh had improved his score in Jakarta by a stroke—just enough to make the cut—before signing his card. I reviewed the incident with Asian tour players of the time, including the Canadian pro who played with Singh that day. 'It was not a misunderstanding,' said an American player who was there. 'All of us who were around are very upset that Vijay denies this.'"[6]

Singh felt he had been more harshly treated because the marker was "the son of a VIP in the Indonesian PGA."[7] He then took a job at the Keningau Club in Sabah, Malaysia, before his move to the Miri Golf Club in Sarawak. While this was a period of hardship for him, he continued to gain experience.[8] He saved the money he needed to resurrect his career and began to re-enter tournaments. In 1988 he hooked up with a sponsor, Red Baron, which funded a trip to Africa to compete on the now defunct Safari Tour where he captured his first event, the 1988 Nigerian Open. Locals cheered him loudly, as a man of color had never won the tournament before. At the end of that year he entered the European Tour Qualifying school for the second consecutive year, and was successful on this occasion.

1989–1997: First wins in Europe and America[edit]

In 1989, Singh won his first European Tour title at the Volvo Open Championship in Italy and finished 24th on the European Tour Order of Merit, putting his early struggles firmly behind him. He won four times in 1989, at the Volvo Open di Firenze, Ivory Coast Open, Nigerian Open and Zimbabwe Open. He also finished tied for 23rd at the British Open. He won on the European Tour again in 1990 and did so twice in 1992. He also won several tournaments in Asia and Africa in this period.

Singh entered the PGA Tour in 1993, winning his first PGA Tour event, the Buick Classic in a playoff over Mark Wiebe. That victory led to his being named the 1993 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year. After being hampered with back and neck problems in 1994, he came back to win the Buick Classic again in 1995 as well as the Phoenix Open. After playing well in 1996 (but with no victories), he won both the Memorial Tournament and the Buick Open in 1997.

1998–2004: Major champion to world number 1[edit]

In 1998, Singh was victorious at the PGA Championship at Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, Washington, playing a 70-66-67-68 over the four days (the 66 tied a course record) and earning him his first Major title. He followed this up by winning The Masters in 2000, with a three-stroke victory over Ernie Els.

Singh did not win on the PGA Tour in 2001, but finished the year with a Tour-best 14 top-10 finishes and was fourth on the money list with $3,440,829 for the year. In 2002, he won at the Shell Houston Open at TPC at The Woodlands, setting a new 72-hole scoring record with a 266, and at the Tour Championship, winning by two strokes over Charles Howell III.

2003 proved to be a very successful year for Singh. He won four tournaments, had 18 top-10 finishes and was the PGA Tour's money leader (and had the second highest single-season total in PGA Tour history) with $7,573,907, beating Tiger Woods by $900,494, though Singh played 27 tournaments compared to Woods' 18 tournaments. Singh also tied a 9-hole scoring record at the U.S. Open with a 29 on the back nine of his second round.[9] His victories came at the Phoenix Open, the EDS Byron Nelson Championship, the John Deere Classic and the FUNAI Classic at the Walt Disney World Resort. He narrowly lost the vote for the PGA of America's Player of the Year to Tiger Woods.

However, the 2003 season was also spotted with controversy involving Singh surrounding the year's event at the Bank of America Colonial. LPGA star Annika Sörenstam became the first woman to play at a PGA Tour event since Babe Zaharias at the 1945 Los Angeles Open. Surrounding this fervor, Singh was misquoted as having said that Sörenstam "didn't belong" on the men's tour and that he would not play if he were paired with her. What he actually said is that he would not be paired with her because his playing partner was being selected from the past champion's pool. Singh later clarified, "There are guys out there trying to make a living. It's not a ladies' tour. If she wants to play, she should—or any other woman for that matter—if they want to play the man's tour, they should qualify and play like everybody else."

Singh began 2004 by winning the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am at −16 and winning $954,000 in prize money. This was his first win on tour in 2004 and his 16th all-time on the PGA Tour. It was his 12th consecutive top-10 finish, which is two shy of Jack Nicklaus' all-time record.

Singh won the final major of 2004, winning the PGA Championship, his third major, in a three-hole playoff over Justin Leonard and Chris DiMarco. Singh was the leader by one shot over Leonard going into the final round, but made no birdies in the final round, finishing regulation at 67-68-69-76=280. His final round of 76 was the highest winning score by a major champion since 1955. The playoff was a tense affair, and Vijay's birdie on the first playoff hole, his first birdie of the day, proved to be the difference.

On 6 September 2004 (Labor Day), Singh won the Deutsche Bank Championship in Norton, Massachusetts. With the win, he overtook Tiger Woods at the top of the Official World Golf Ranking, ending Woods' streak of 264 weeks at the top of the golf world.

Singh finished the 2004 season with a career-best nine victories, 18 top-10s, and a record $10,905,166 in earnings and was named the PGA Tour's and PGA of America's Player of the Year. The former award is decided by a vote of active PGA Tour players.

2005–2008: Success over 40 and FedEx Cup victory[edit]

Despite picking up a win early in 2005, Singh lost his world number 1 ranking when Tiger Woods won the Ford Championship at Doral on 6 March, but just two weeks later he took it back again after notching up top three finishes in three consecutive weeks. Followings Woods' win at the 2005 Masters, Singh once again lost his place as World No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking and finished tied for fifth place. In April, he became the youngest living person elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame, garnering 56% of the ballot. Thirty-year-old Karrie Webb was inducted into the Hall of Fame in October 2005, but Singh remained the youngest living electee, as Webb qualified for the Hall without an election process. (The 19th century great Tom Morris, Jr., who was elected in 1975, died at age 24.) Singh deferred his induction for a year, and it took place in October 2006.

In 2006 Singh played enough European Tour events to be listed on the European Tour Order of Merit title for the first time since 1995.

At the start of the 2007 season, Singh won the Mercedes-Benz Championship which was the first FedEx Cup event in PGA Tour history. This win got Singh his 18th tour win over the age of 40, surpassing Sam Snead as most over 40 wins, and making all-time over 40 tour winner. He won again at The Arnold Palmer Invitational in March, but did not win for the rest of the year which turned into a disappointing year for Singh. He did not finish in a top ten of a major for the first time in ten years and finished 10th in the FedEx Cup race. He went through swing changes during the end of 2007 which resulted in weeks of missed cuts and staying outside the top ten through the Presidents Cup.

A new swing brought big changes for Vijay in 2008, although he had good opportunities at Pebble Beach and Bay Hill, he was not competing at a high level for the first half of the year. His game was plagued by poor putting for the better part of two years, but his season started to turn around with a tie for fifth at the Travelers Championship. After missing the cut at the British Open Vijay Singh won the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in early August for his first win of the year and first World Golf Championship. His win had been a relief after missing short putts throughout the week. He missed the cut the following two weeks including at Oakland Hills for the PGA Championship and entered the PGA Tour FedEx Cup playoffs ranked 7th in the standings. At the first playoff event Vijay Singh prevailed for his first FedEx Cup win defeating Sergio García and Kevin Sutherland in a playoff. On the first playoff hole García and Singh matched long birdie putts before Singh won with birdie on the second playoff hole. Singh was propelled into first place in the FedEx Cup race with three events remaining. At the second event of the playoffs, he triumphed once again, this time at the Deutsche Bank Championship bewildering the field with a five strokes victory and a final round 63. He had won three times in his last five starts and created an almost insurmountable lead in the points race. He would not contend in the remaining two events, but by playing in both the 2008 FedEx Cup title belonged to Singh. His season which looked to be a major disappointment in July turned into an historic year for Singh: he won the PGA Tour money list for the third time in his career and he surpassed Harry Cooper for most PGA Tour wins of all time for a non-American.

Singh has won 22 times on the PGA Tour since turning 40 – beating the record previously set by Sam Snead. He is the second man to reach $60 million in PGA Tour career earnings, after Tiger Woods. His 34 career victories are the most on the PGA Tour by a non-American player and place him 14th on the all-time list. He has spent over 540 weeks ranked in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Ranking.[10][11] Singh's longevity on the PGA Tour and his number of wins earn him a lifetime exemption on the PGA Tour.

Kenny Perry, another player who found success at a late age is good friends with Singh, who calls him "Biggie". Of Singh, Perry said "Vijay has always been good to me. We talk a lot. He wants to know how my family is doing. I think the world of him."[12]

2009–present: Decline[edit]

After the 2008 playoffs, Singh announced his withdrawal from a couple of Asian Tour events because of a nagging injury and was advised by doctors to rest.[13] He missed two and a half months, returning to win Tiger Woods's tournament, the Chevron World Challenge at Sherwood Country Club in California in December. It was his first victory in the event. During the start of the 2009 season Singh announced that he would miss three weeks after undergoing arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee.[14] Singh had a mediocre 2009 season, with no top 5 finishes and ended the year with his lowest ever ranking on the PGA Tour money list in 68th.

His poor form continued into 2010, resulting 66th in the PGA Tour money list. He dropped out of the top 50 in the world rankings for the first time since the early 90s.

After returning from knee surgery, Singh started the 2011 season making five out of his first five cuts. In February, Singh was in contention to win his first PGA Tour Title since 2008 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open in Scottsdale, Arizona. Despite shooting a final round 66, Singh finished two shots behind Jason Dufner and eventual winner Mark Wilson. A couple weeks later, Singh was in contention again, this time at the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club. However he came up short again, not helped by back-to-back bogeys on holes 12 and 13. He would eventually finish two shots back of the winner Aaron Baddeley, although he did secure second spot on his own. This early season form however was not enough to secure a spot at the opening World Golf Championship of the year, the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship the following week. However, at number 10 in the 2011 FedEx Cup standings, it was just enough to secure a spot at the WGC-Cadillac Championship in March.

On 6 June 2011, Singh missed his tee-time for the U.S. Open qualifying in Columbus, Ohio. He will end the longest streak of consecutive majors played by a professional golfer, at 67.[15]

On 30 January 2013, Singh admitted to using deer-antler spray while not knowing that it is a banned substance.[16] The PGA Tour later dropped its case against him.[17] On 8 May 2013, Singh sued the PGA Tour for exposing him to public humiliation and ridicule during a 12-week investigation into his use of deer-antler spray.

Singh played his first Champions Tour event in 2013, finishing T6 at the Pacific Links Hawai'i Championship.

Media relations[edit]

Controversy surrounded Singh in 2003 before the Bank of America Colonial. Annika Sörenstam was scheduled to play the event, and Singh was quoted as saying, "I hope she misses the cut … because she doesn't belong out here." He later said that the substance of his interview to an Associated Press reporter was that she would be displacing some other struggling male player, for whom he had his sympathies. However, the media focused on this statement. Golf Digest wrote that Singh had become "pro golf's bad guy". The Associated Press' correspondent later admitted that he had selectively quoted Singh's comments, deliberately misrepresenting the tenor of his remarks to spice up the story.[citation needed]

After Singh's win at the Masters, Ernie Els took issue with some of the negative press his friend received. He wrote an article in Sports Illustrated to defend him, saying, "Golf should be proud of Vijay Singh." Later Els said of Singh "He's a wonderful guy. I've known him for the better part of 10 years now. He's a great competitor. I think people have a misconception of Vijay. He's a really good guy.[18]

In May 2005, Singh was appointed a goodwill ambassador for Fiji. He said that he did not expect anything in return from the Fijian government for representing his country. At a press conference on 18 May 2005, Singh commented on what he said was a deterioration in race relations in Fiji, saying that for such a small country, people of all races should live together, put their differences aside, and get on with life. Relations between Indo-Fijians and indigenous Fijians had been more harmonious when he was younger, he said.[19]

Professional wins (59)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (34)[edit]

Legend
Major championships (3)
World Golf Championships (1)
FedEx Cup Events (2)
Other PGA Tour (28)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 13 Jun 1993 Buick Classic −4 (72-68-74-66=280) Playoff United States Mark Wiebe
2 29 Jan 1995 Phoenix Open −15 (70-67-66-66=269) Playoff United States Billy Mayfair
3 21 May 1995 Buick Classic −6 (70-69-67-72=278) Playoff United States Doug Martin
4 2 Jun 1997 Memorial Tournament −14 (70-65-67=202) 2 strokes United States Jim Furyk, Australia Greg Norman
5 10 Aug 1997 Buick Open −15 (67-73-67-66=273) 4 strokes United States Joe Ozaki, United States Brad Fabel,
United States Curtis Strange, United States Tom Byrum,
United States Russ Cochran, South Africa Ernie Els
6 16 Aug 1998 PGA Championship −9 (70-66-67-68=271) 2 strokes United States Steve Stricker
7 23 Aug 1998 Sprint International 47 pts. (15-12-6-14=47) 6 points United States Phil Mickelson, United States Willie Wood
8 14 Mar 1999 Honda Classic −11 (71-69-68-69=277) 2 strokes United States Payne Stewart
9 9 Apr 2000 Masters Tournament −10 (72-67-70-69=278) 3 strokes South Africa Ernie Els
10 31 Mar 2002 Shell Houston Open −22 (67-65-66-68=266) 6 strokes Northern Ireland Darren Clarke
11 3 Nov 2002 The Tour Championship −12 (65-71-65-67=268) 2 strokes United States Charles Howell III
12 26 Jan 2003 Phoenix Open −23 (67-66-65-63=261) 3 strokes United States John Huston
13 18 May 2003 EDS Byron Nelson Championship −15 (65-65-69-66=265) 2 strokes Zimbabwe Nick Price
14 15 Sep 2003 John Deere Classic −16 (66-68-69-65=268) 4 strokes United States J. L. Lewis, United States Chris Riley,
United States Jonathan Byrd
15 26 Oct 2003 FUNAI Classic at the
Walt Disney World Resort
−23 (64-65-69-67=265) 4 strokes United States Scott Verplank, United States Stewart Cink,
United States Tiger Woods
16 8 Feb 2004 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am −16 (67-68-68-69=272) 3 strokes United States Jeff Maggert
17 26 Apr 2004 Shell Houston Open −11 (74-66-69-68=277) 2 strokes United States Scott Hoch
18 3 May 2004 HP Classic of New Orleans −22 (70-65-68-63=266) 1 stroke United States Joe Ogilvie, United States Phil Mickelson
19 1 Aug 2004 Buick Open −23 (63-70-65-67=265) 1 stroke United States John Daly
20 15 Aug 2004 PGA Championship −8 (67-68-69-76=280) Playoff United States Justin Leonard, United States Chris DiMarco
21 6 Sep 2004 Deutsche Bank Championship −16 (68-63-68-69=268) 3 strokes United States Tiger Woods, Australia Adam Scott
22 12 Sep 2004 Bell Canadian Open −9 (68-66-72-69=275) Playoff Canada Mike Weir
23 26 Sep 2004 84 Lumber Classic −15 (64-68-72-69=273) 1 stroke United States Stewart Cink
24 31 Oct 2004 Chrysler Championship −18 (65-69-67-65=266) 5 strokes United States Tommy Armour III, Sweden Jesper Parnevik
25 16 Jan 2005 Sony Open in Hawaii −11 (69-68-67-65=269) 1 stroke South Africa Ernie Els
26 24 Apr 2005 Shell Houston Open −13 (64-71-70-70=275) Playoff United States John Daly
27 8 May 2005 Wachovia Championship −12 (70-69-71-66=276) Playoff United States Jim Furyk, Spain Sergio García
28 31 Jul 2005 Buick Open −24 (65-66-63-70=264) 4 strokes United States Zach Johnson, United States Tiger Woods
29 11 Jun 2006 Barclays Classic −10 (70-64-72-68=274) 2 strokes Australia Adam Scott
30 7 Jan 2007 Mercedes-Benz Championship −14 (69-69-70-70=278) 2 strokes Australia Adam Scott
31 18 Mar 2007 Arnold Palmer Invitational −8 (70-68-67-67=272) 2 strokes United States Rocco Mediate
32 3 Aug 2008 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational −10 (67-66-69-68=270) 1 stroke Australia Stuart Appleby, England Lee Westwood
33 24 Aug 2008 The Barclays −8 (70-70-66-70=276) Playoff Spain Sergio García, United States Kevin Sutherland
34 1 Sep 2008 Deutsche Bank Championship −22 (64-66-69-63=262) 5 strokes Canada Mike Weir

PGA Tour playoff record (8–4)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1993 Buick Classic United States Mark Wiebe Won with birdie on third extra hole
2 1995 Phoenix Open United States Billy Mayfair Won with par on first extra hole
3 1995 Buick Classic United States Doug Martin Won with birdie on fifth extra hole
4 1998 The Tour Championship United States Hal Sutton Lost to birdie on first extra hole
5 2004 PGA Championship United States Justin Leonard, United States Chris DiMarco Won three-hole playoff (Singh:10, DiMarco:11, Leonard:11)
6 2004 Bell Canadian Open Canada Mike Weir Won with par on third extra hole
7 2005 Shell Houston Open United States John Daly Won with par on first extra hole
8 2005 Honda Classic Republic of Ireland Pádraig Harrington, United States Joe Ogilvie Harrington won with par on second extra hole
Ogilvie eliminated with par on first hole
9 2005 Wachovia Championship United States Jim Furyk, Spain Sergio García Won with par on fourth extra hole
García eliminated with par on first hole
10 2006 Mercedes Championships Australia Stuart Appleby Lost to birdie on first extra hole
11 2008 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am United States Steve Lowery Lost to birdie on first extra hole
12. 2008 The Barclays Spain Sergio García, United States Kevin Sutherland Won with birdie on second extra hole
Sutherland eliminated with birdie on first hole

European Tour wins (13)[edit]

Legend
Major championships (3)
World Golf Championships (1)
Other European Tour (9)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 2 Apr 1989 Volvo Open Championship −12 (72-68-68-68=276) 3 strokes Australia Peter Fowler
2 8 Apr 1990 El Bosque Open −10 (66-69-74-69=278) 2 strokes England Richard Boxall, South Africa Chris Williams
3 16 Feb 1992 Turespana Masters Open de Andalucia −11 (72-70-69-66=277) 2 strokes England Gary Evans
4 23 Aug 1992 Volvo German Open −26 (66-68-64-64=262) 11 strokes Spain José Manuel Carriles
5 31 Jul 1994 Scandinavian Masters −20 (68-67-69-64=268) 3 strokes Zimbabwe Mark McNulty
6 25 Sep 1994 Lancome Trophy −17 (65-63-69-66=263) 1 stroke Spain Miguel Ángel Jiménez
7 9 Feb 1997 South African Open −18 (69-66-66-69=270) 1 stroke Zimbabwe Nick Price
8 16 Aug 1998 PGA Championship −9 (70-66-67-68=271) 2 strokes United States Steve Stricker
9 9 Apr 2000 Masters Tournament −10 (72-67-70-69=278) 3 strokes South Africa Ernie Els
10 18 Feb 2001 Carlsberg Malaysian Open −14 (68-70-68-68=274) Playoff Republic of Ireland Pádraig Harrington
11 25 Feb 2001 Caltex Singapore Masters −21 (64-63-68-68=263) 2 strokes England Warren Bennett
12 15 Aug 2004 PGA Championship −8 (67-68-69-76=280) Playoff United States Chris DiMarco, United States Justin Leonard
13 3 Aug 2008 Bridgestone Invitational −10 (67-66-69-68=270) 1 stroke Australia Stuart Appleby, England Lee Westwood

Asian Tour wins (5)[edit]

Other wins (13)[edit]

Major championships[edit]

Wins (3)[edit]

Year Championship 54 holes Winning score Margin Runner(s)-up
1998 PGA Championship Tied for lead −9 (70-66-67-68=271) 2 strokes United States Steve Stricker
2000 Masters Tournament 3 shot lead −10 (72-67-70-69=278) 3 strokes South Africa Ernie Els
2004 PGA Championship (2) 1 shot lead −8 (67-68-69-76=280) Playoff 1 United States Chris DiMarco, United States Justin Leonard

1 Defeated Justin Leonard and Chris DiMarco in three-hole playoff: Singh (3-3-4=10), Leonard (4-3-4=11), and DiMarco (4-3-4=11)

Results timeline[edit]

Tournament 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T27 CUT T39 T17 CUT T24
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP T10 T7 T77 T25 T3
The Open Championship T23 T12 T12 T51 T59 T20 T6 T11 T38 T19 CUT
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP T48 4 CUT CUT T5 T13 1 T49
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament 1 T18 7 T6 T6 T5 T8 T13 T14 T30
U.S. Open T8 T7 T30 T20 T28 T6 T6 T20 T65 T27
The Open Championship T11 T13 CUT T2 T20 T5 CUT T27 CUT T38
PGA Championship CUT T51 8 T34 1 T10 CUT CUT CUT T16
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Masters Tournament CUT CUT T27 T38 T37
U.S. Open T40 DNP CUT DNP DNP
The Open Championship T37 DNP T9 CUT DNP
PGA Championship T39 CUT T36 T68 T35

DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place.
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 1 0 0 2 6 11 21 17
U.S. Open 0 0 1 1 7 10 18 16
The Open Championship 0 1 0 2 4 13 24 19
PGA Championship 2 0 0 4 6 8 23 16
Totals 3 1 1 9 23 42 86 68
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 15 (2002 PGA – 2006 U.S. Open)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 7 (2004 PGA – 2006 U.S. Open)

World Golf Championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship 54 hHoles Winning score Margin of victory Runners-up
2008 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational Tied for lead −10 (67-66-69-68=270) 1 stroke Australia Stuart Appleby, England Lee Westwood

Results timeline[edit]

Tournament 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Accenture Match Play Championship R32 R64 R32 R32 DNP R32 R32 R16 R32 QF
Cadillac Championship T16 T3 NT1 3 T2 DNP T6 T56 T11 T2
Bridgestone Invitational T15 DNP T13 T11 T6 T32 T3 T45 T56 1
Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012
Accenture Match Play Championship R32 R64 DNP DNP
Cadillac Championship T53 T11 T22 T66
Bridgestone Invitational T29 T58 DNP DNP
HSBC Champions DNP DNP DNP DNP

1Cancelled due to 9/11
DNP = Did not play
QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = tied
NT = No tournament
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.
Note that the HSBC Champions did not become a WGC event until 2009.

PGA Tour career summary[edit]

Season Wins (Majors) Earnings ($) Rank
1993 1 657,831 19
1994 0 325,959 52
1995 2 1,018,713 9
1996 0 855,140 17
1997 2 1,059,236 16
1998 2 (1) 2,238,998 2
1999 1 2,283,233 4
2000 1 (1) 2,573,835 5
2001 0 3,440,829 4
2002 2 3,756,563 3
2003 4 7,573,907 1
2004 9 (1) 10,905,166 1
2005 4 8,017,336 2
2006 1 4,602,416 4
2007 2 4,728,376 3
2008 3 6,601,094 1
2009 0 1,276,815 68
2010 0 1,334,262 66
2011 0 2,371,050 28
2012 0 1,586,305 51
2013 0 309,351 162
2014* 0 890,918 93
Career* 34 (3) 68,478,012 3

*As of 27 July 2014.
There is a summary of Singh's European Tour career here.[20]

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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