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Golf Tidbits: Creamer dramatically ends drought

Golf Tidbits: Creamer dramatically ends drought

900 inches is all that separated Paula Creamer's ball from the hole Sunday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014.
By United Press International

Spieth soars to lead at Torrey Pines

LA JOLLA, Calif., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Jordan Spieth shot the lowest round of his brief PGA Tour career Friday and vaulted past 44 players into the lead at the Farmers Insurance Open.
Walker, Lynn climb in men's golf rankings after wins

Walker, Lynn climb in men's golf rankings after wins

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Jimmy Walker won his first PGA title and David Lynn got his first European Tour championship in nine years, results that boost both in the world golf rankings.

Jimmy Walker rallies to take Frys.com Open in first PGA Tour win

SAN MARTIN, Calif., Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Jimmy Walker, who came into the final round three shots off the pace, fired a 5-under-par 66 Sunday, rallying for his first PGA Tour win at the Frys.com Open.

Brooks Koepka posts two-shot lead at Frys.com Open

SAN MARTIN, Calif., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Overnight leader Brooks Koepka registered a 4-under-par 67 Saturday, extending his advantage to two shots after 54 holes of the Frys.com Open.

Overton leads PGA Tour's season opener

SAN MARTIN, Calif., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Jeff Overton, who has been on the PGA Tour for eight years without a victory, took the lead Thursday after the opening round of the Frys.com Open.

Mark Wiebe edges Corey Pavin in Hawaii Championship playoff

KAPOLEI, Hawaii, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Mark Wiebe forced a playoff with an 18th-hole birdie then bested Corey Pavin on the second extra hole Sunday, claiming the Pacific Links Hawaii Championship.

Mark Wiebe overcomes wind to hang onto Hawaii Championship lead

KAPOLEI, Hawaii, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Mark Wiebe overcame windy conditions to record a 3-under-par 69 Saturday, hanging onto the lead of the Pacific Links Hawaii Championship through two rounds.

Wiebe leads Hawaii Championship

KAPOLEI, Hawaii, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Mark Wiebe, who won the first major title of his career this year, shot an under 64 Friday that put him in front after one round of the Hawaii Championship.

Garcia leads Tiger by one at Players

PONTE VERDE BEACH, Fla., May 10 (UPI) -- Sergio Garcia grabbed the lead with five straight birdies Friday and finished the round a shot in front of Tiger Woods midway through The Players Championship.

Unlikely leader at Players Championship

PONTE VERDE BEACH, Fla., May 9 (UPI) -- Roberto Castro became the surprise leader in record-equaling fashion Thursday and Tiger Woods joined Rory McIlroy near the top at The Players Championship.

Vijay Singh sues PGA Tour

NEW YORK, May 8 (UPI) -- Vijay Singh sued the PGA Tour in New York Wednesday, claiming the tour caused him public humiliation after he admitted using deer antler spray.
PGA Tour won't suspend Vijay Singh for using deer antler spray

PGA Tour won't suspend Vijay Singh for using deer antler spray

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 30 (UPI) -- Golfer Vijay Singh won't be suspended for using deer antler spray, PGA Tour Commission Tim Finchem announced Tuesday.

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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)
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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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