May 1, 2013 |
THE PGA TOUR dropped its doping case against Vijay Singh yesterday based on new information from the World Anti-Doping Agency, which said using deer antler spray is no longer prohibited because it contains such small amounts of a growth hormone factor. "The bottom line is that given the change by WADA, we are dropping the case against Mr. Singh," PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem said. Finchem said Singh's appeal of the sanctions was almost over when WADA, which had warned about the spray in February, told the tour Friday it no longer considers the use of deer antler spray to be prohibited except for a positive test result.
April 29, 2013 |
GREG NORMAN said golf's anti-doping procedures are "disgraceful" and blood testing needs to be instituted as soon as possible. "You only have to look at what happened to Vijay Singh just recently to know the drugs issue is there," Norman told The Australian newspaper. Singh acknowledged in a magazine interview in January that he had used deer antler spray, which contains a muscle-building hormone banned by the PGA Tour. It can be detected only by blood tests. "How deep it is [the problem]
September 9, 2012 |
CARMEL, Ind. - Vijay Singh keeps giving himself chances to end four years without a PGA Tour victory. But the competition isn't getting any easier at the BMW Championship. Singh made four straight birdies in the middle of his round and had to settle for a two-putt birdie from 15 feet on his last hole. It gave him a 6-under 66 and a 1-shot lead going into the weekend at Crooked Stick. It's the second time in his last four tournaments Singh has had at least a share of the 36-hole lead.
August 12, 2012 |
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. - The major known as "Glory's Last Shot" turned into one last chance for Tiger Woods. On the toughest scoring day in PGA Championship history, Woods made putts from one end of Kiawah Island to the other Friday for a 1-under 71 that gave him a share of the lead with Vijay Singh and Carl Pettersson going into the weekend. "It was tough out there - wow," Woods said. Wow, indeed. In a relentless wind that began at sunrise and whipped up the Atlantic waters with 30-m.p.h.
July 6, 2012 |
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - Vijay Singh, who won the last of his 34 PGA Tour titles in 2008, birdied his final four holes Thursday for a 7-under 63 and the first-round lead in the Greenbrier Classic at Old White TPC. Tiger Woods was 8 strokes back. Jeff Maggert, a year younger than the 49-year-old Singh, was a stroke back at 64 along with Jonathan Byrd and Martin Flores. U.S. Open champ Webb Simpson topped a group at 65. Woods, coming off a victory Sunday at Congressional, had a 71. He stumbled with a double bogey on the par-5 17th, driving into a hazard, taking a penalty stroke, and three-putting from 20 feet.
August 13, 2010 |
KOHLER, Wis. - So what are we to make of Tiger Woods' opening statement in the PGA Championship, following his week to forget at Firestone? Woods, who is still hanging on to the No. 1 ranking, started with a 1-under-par 71 yesterday at Whistling Straits, where he finished 24th 6 years ago. The four-time winner of this major birdied three of his first four holes, to send the TNT broadcast folks into a blather, but he didn't make another until...
April 8, 2009 |
What: 73rd Masters tournament When: Tomorrow through Sunday Where: Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Ga. Par: 36-36-72 Purse: To be determined ($7.5 million in 2008) The field: 96 players, including five amateurs CHAMPIONS OF 2000s: 2000: Vijay Singh 2001: Tiger Woods 2002: Tiger Woods 2003: Mike Weir 2004: Phil Mickelson 2005: Tiger Woods 2006: Phil Mickelson 2007: Zach Johnson 2008: Trevor Immelman THE COURSE: Length: 7,435 yards 1. Par 4, 445 Yards 2008 Difficulty: fourth 2. Par 5, 575 Yards 2008 Difficulty: 16th 3. Par 4, 350 Yards 2008 Difficulty: 14th 4. Par 3, 240 Yards 2008 Difficulty: fifth 5. Par 4, 455 Yards 2008 Difficulty: sixth 6. Par 3, 180 Yards 2008 Difficulty: 11th 7. Par 4, 450 yards 2008 Difficulty: third 8. Par 5, 570 yards 2008 Difficulty: 17th 9. Par 4, 460 yards 2008 Difficulty: seventh 10. Par 4, 495 yards 2008 Difficulty: second 11. Par 4, 505 yards 2008 Difficulty: first 12. Par 3, 155 yards 2008 Difficulty: 13th 13: Par 5, 510 yards 2008 Difficulty: 15th 14. Par 4, 440 2008 Difficulty: 12th 15. Par 5, 530 yards 2008 Difficulty: 18th 16. Par 3, 170 yards 2008 Difficulty: 10th 17. Par 4, 440 yards 2008 Difficulty: ninth 18. Par 4, 465 yards 2008 Difficulty: eighth Did you...
December 22, 2008 |
Age is starting to creep up on Vijay Singh, who turns 46 in February and spent the last 3 months taking the longest break of his life to let nagging injuries heal. But against a world-class field yesterday at the Chevron World Challenge in Thousand Oaks, Calif., Singh looked as good as new. With three straight birdies early on the back nine to get into contention and a 10-foot birdie putt on the final hole, Singh closed with a 5-under 67 for a one-shot victory over Steve Stricker to finish off the most lucrative season of his career.
September 2, 2008 |
Vijay Singh kept pouring in birdie putts, 35 feet on one hole and 60 feet on the next, as cheers turned from disbelief to sheer amazement. That might be the last bit of excitement for this edition of the FedEx Cup. Despite a volatile new points system designed to give more players a chance, Singh took the suspense out of the PGA Tour Playoffs with an 8-under 63 yesterday to win the Deutsche Bank Championship in record fashion. It was his second straight victory, giving him such a large lead that he could wrap up the $10 million prize before the Tour Championship.
August 4, 2008 |
Vijay Singh raised both hands over his head when he saw his 3 1/2-foot par putt swirl into the cup for a one-shot victory, a familiar sight for someone who has won 32 times on the PGA Tour. This was more relief than celebration at the Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio. On the verge of throwing away a World Golf Championship, as Phil Mickelson had done ahead of him, Singh overcame some shaky putting yesterday on the back nine of Firestone by making the only one that mattered.