Rookie leads on PGA Tour

PALM HARBOR, Fla., March 14 (UPI) -- Rookie Shawn Stefani, who has finished no better than 39th in his brief PGA Tour career, found himself in the lead Thursday at the Tampa Bay Championship.

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Singh withdraws from Phoenix Open

Singh withdraws from Phoenix Open

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Vijay Singh withdrew Thursday before the start of the PGA Tour's Phoenix Open but following his admission of using a banned substance.

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Singh admits using deer antler spray

Singh admits using deer antler spray

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- PGA golfer Vijay Singh admitted Wednesday he used a controversial deer antler spray but said he didn't know it contained a banned growth hormone.

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Hensley takes 36-hole lead in Hawaii

HONOLULU, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Russell Hensley moved past fellow rookie Scott Langley with a round of 63 Friday and took a two-shot lead midway through the Sony Open.

Rookie leads in debut as PGA Tour member

HONOLULU, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Scott Langley, playing his first round as a member of the PGA Tour, shot an 8-under 62 Thursday to lead after the opening 18 holes of the Sony Open.

Blixt wins 1st PGA title at Frys.com Open

SAN MARTIN, Calif., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Jonas Blixt fired a 3-under-par 68 in the final round Sunday, holding off a charge by two competitors to claim his first PGA Tour victory at the Frys.com Open.

Mallinger retains Frys.com lead

SAN MARTIN, Calif., Oct. 13 (UPI) -- John Mallinger remained on track for his first PGA win Saturday, notching a 1-under-par 70 to retain the lead after three rounds of the Frys.com Open.

John Daly challenges with a 63

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Jonas Blixt and Brendon de Jonge shared the lead Friday and John Daly made a move to regain a spot on the PGA Tour at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Mickelson, Singh tied for BMW lead

CARMEL, Ind., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Phil Mickelson fired an 8-under 64-par and Vijay Singh stumbled late Saturday to produce a tie atop the leaderboard after three rounds of the BMW Championship.
Singh takes BMW Championship lead

Singh takes BMW Championship lead

CARMEL, Ind., Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Vijay Singh shot a 6-under-par 66 Friday and has a one-stroke lead halfway through the BMW Championship, the third event in the PGA's FedEx Cup playoff.

McIlroy shares BMW Championship lead

CARMEL, Ind., Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Rory McIlroy, bidding for a second straight win in the PGA Tour playoffs, grabbed a share of the lead Thursday after one round of the BMW Championship.
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Vijay Singh
Vijay Singh watches his hit down the 9th fairway during the first round of the AT&T National hosted by Tiger Woods at Congressional Country Club in Potomac, Maryland on July 2, 2009. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)

Vijay Singh, CF (Fiji Hindi: विजय सिंह, IPA: ; born 22 February 1963), nicknamed "The Big Fijian", is a Fijian professional golfer who was Number 1 in the Official World Golf Rankings 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). He won the FedEx Cup in 2008.

An Indo-Fijian of Hindu background, 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.

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!" 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.

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