Vijay Singh

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Vijay Singh
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Nation: FijiFiji Fiji
Career data
Professional since: 1982
Current tour: Champions Tour , PGA TOUR
Tournament wins: 58
Major wins : 3 (1998, 2000, 2004)
Awards: World Golf Hall of Fame (2006),
PGA Tour Rookie of the Year (1993),
First on PGA Tour Money List (2003/04, 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 (born February 22, 1963 in Lautoka , Fiji ) is a professional golfer for the North American PGA TOUR and has also played on the Champions Tour since 2013 .

He is married to a Malaysian woman and has one son. His name Vijay is Hindi and means "victory" while Singh means "lion".


Singh played on the Asian Tour for a while . He was banned for some time due to dubious allegations regarding a scorecard he allegedly changed afterwards. To this day he says he hasn't changed the scorecard. In 1988 he became a member of the European Tour , on which he has won 12 titles to date.

In 1993 Singh became a member of the PGA TOUR and was voted "Rookie of the Year" in the same year. In the beginning he was somewhat successful, but his big breakthrough only came in 1998, when he won his first major with the PGA Championship . In 2000, Singh got his second major , the US Masters . In 2003 he won four tournaments. That year he led the American money list for the first time. Vijay Singh had his best season so far in 2004, when he was able to victoriously finish nine tournaments, including the PGA Championship again.

In 2004 he was the first professional golfer to win almost $ 11 million in prize money. He once again led the money list, was named “Player of the Year” and dethroned Tiger Woods as the best player in the world at the Deutsche Bank Players Championship of Europe . His 2004 season is considered to be one of the most successful ever.

In 2013, he admitted using a spray containing the growth hormone IGF-1 . The PGA stopped the doping investigation after the WADA announced that the spray was no longer banned because of the small quantities.


  • 2001 Honorary Life Membership of The European Tour
  • 2004 PGA of America Player of the Year Award
  • 2006 World Golf Hall of Fame

Results at major championships

competition 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
The Masters DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T27 CUT T39 T17 CUT T24 1 T18 7th T6
US Open DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP T10 T7 T77 T25 T3 T8 T7 T30 T20
The Open Championship 23 T12 T12 T51 T59 T20 T6 T11 T38 T19 CUT T11 T13 CUT T2
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP T48 4th CUT CUT T5 T13 1 T49 CUT T51 8th T34
competition 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
The Masters T6 T5 T8 T13 T14 T30 CUT CUT T27 T38 T37 54 CUT CUT 49
The Open Championship T20 T5 CUT T27 CUT T38 T37 DNP T9 CUT DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP
PGA Championship 1 T10 CUT CUT CUT T16 T39 CUT T36 T68 T36 T37 CUT T66 78
competition 2019
The Masters CUT
PGA Championship
US Open
The Open Championship

DNP = not played
CUT = missed the half way cut
"T" split placement
Green background for victories
Yellow background for top 10

Tournament victories

Major Championship wins are highlighted in bold :

Participation in team competitions

See also

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Singh Sue's PGA Over Handling of Doping Case May 8, 2013