Goosen leads by one at Doral

MIAMI, March 5 (UPI) -- Retief Goosen continued an impressive streak of consistency Friday by taking the second-round lead at the Ford Championship.

Chris Smith leads Ford Championship

MIAMI, March 4 (UPI) -- Chris Smith stumbled to the finish, but still shot a 7-under 65 Thursday that put him one shot in front after one round of the Ford Championship.

Mickelson leads field at Blue Monster

MIAMI, March 3 (UPI) -- Phil Mickelson, winner of the PGA Tour's West Coast swing, heads the field in the Ford Championship beginning Thursday at Miami's Doral Resort.

Mickelson heads Doral field

MIAMI, March 2 (UPI) -- Phil Mickelson, off to a hot start in 2004, leads the field in the Ford Championship starting Thursday at the Doral Golf Resort in Miami.

Woods reaches match play quarterfinals

CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods led the way into the quarterfinals of the WGC Match Play Championship Friday while Phil Mickelson and Davis Love set up a Saturday showdown.

World Match Play second round postponed

CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The second round of the World Match Play Championship was postponed Thursday because rain left parts of California's La Costa golf course unplayable.

Woods survives scare in match play

CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods birdied the final hole Wednesday to fight off an upset bid by John Rollins on the opening day of the WGC Match Play Championship.

Woods defends title in World Match Play

CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Tiger Woods opens defense of his World Match Play Championship title against 69th-ranked John Rollins Wednesday at LaCosta in California.

Micheel shares Nissan lead

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Current PGA champion Shaun Micheel shared the opening round lead with Shigeki Maruyama at the Nissan Open Thursday while Tiger Woods faltered.

Woods, Singh, Weir, Daly in Nissan Open

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh and defending champion Mike Weir are in the field for the Nissan Open, which begins Thursday at California's Riviera Country Club.

Cink leads Buick Invitational

LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Stewart Cink shot his career low score to take the lead Friday and oft-troubled John Daly vaulted into contention at the Buick Invitational.

Young Stadler leads at Torrey Pines

LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Kevin Stadler, son of one of the most popular members of the PGA Tour, became the surprise leader Thursday after one round of the Buick Invitational.

Woods defends Buick title at Torrey Pines

LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Woods makes his PGA Tour return this week at California's Torrey Pines, where he tries to defend his title at the Buick Invitational.

Tiger returns to competition

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods returns to competition beginning Thursday at Torrey Pines, where he will try to defend his title at the Buick Invitational.

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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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