Cink shares lead, Woods four back

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Stewart Cink was part of a five-way tie for the lead after the opening round of the National Car Rental Classic Thursday while Tiger Woods scrambled just to fin

Woods trails in PGA return

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods returned to the PGA Tour Thursday, shooting a 3-under-par 69 in the first round of the National Car Rental Golf Classic.

Bob Estes wins birdie shootout

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Bob Estes won a birdie duel with Tom Lehman and Rory Sabbatini Sunday, claiming the Invensys Classic for his second PGA Tour title since June.

Torrance surprises Singh

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- European Ryder Cup captain Sam Torrance pulled off a big surprise and produced one of the top achievements of his distinguished career Friday when he defeated V

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Torrance wins in match-play tourney

VIRGINA WATER, England, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Sam Torrance and Seve Ballesteros, the two oldest players in the tournament, put on a tremendous show Thursday before Torrance pulled away to record a 3 & 2 vic
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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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