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June 16, 1993 | By Joe Juliano, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Vijay Singh came to the United States as a long-limbed, smooth-swinging, hard-working golfer from Fiji whom few people had ever heard of. That didn't last long. Singh found the winner's circle in only his seventh PGA tour event of 1993, shooting a final-round 66 and then winning a playoff to capture the Buick Classic on Sunday in Harrison, N.Y. Not only did the victory earn him a check for $180,000, it also gave him a two-year exemption on the U.S. tour. "I felt that I had been playing well but had given away one or two tournaments earlier," Singh, 30, said yesterday between a practice round for his first U.S. Open and a trip to the range at Baltusrol Golf Club.
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August 12, 2004 | By Joe Logan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When it comes to marquee groupings, galleries are almost guaranteed to be three-deep today and tomorrow while the threesome of Vijay Singh, John Daly and Tiger Woods makes its way around Whistling Straits. "I think there might be a couple [of spectators] out there," said Woods, laughing. "You add all three, with Vijay playing as well as he has and JD and myself, I think it will be a pretty great atmosphere to play in front of. " While Woods and Singh have been paired together often in recent years, Woods has played with fan favorite Daly only in practice rounds and exhibitions such as the recent prime-time Battle of the Bridges.
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March 11, 2001 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Vijay Singh is acknowledged to be perhaps the hardest worker and one of the best ball-strikers on the PGA Tour. Yet in the past, whenever he rode down Magnolia Lane to prepare for the start of another Masters, he wondered how much the slick greens of Augusta National Golf Club would frustrate him. That won't be the case next month. There's almost nothing that can help a golfer's confidence in the season's first major championship, on one of the most storied golf courses, more than being the defending champion.
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January 9, 2005 | By Joe Logan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Considering the view from the clubhouse of the Plantation Course and the deep blue Pacific beyond, it's hard to imagine that golf can get any better than the kickoff tournament of the season, the Mercedes Championships. But chances are, it will. Just when it seemed the PGA Tour could not possibly milk any more excitement and drama from Tiger Woods, he lost his No. 1 world ranking last year to a workaholic with a languid swing named Vijay Singh. This year, with Woods supposedly back and Singh vowing to take his game to the next level, the fireworks from those two alone should be enough to light up golf's night skies.
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December 9, 2003 | By Joe Logan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Call it another year of the Tiger. Even without winning a major championship or the PGA Tour money title for the first time since 1998, Tiger Woods narrowly edged Vijay Singh to be named player of the year yesterday for the fifth straight year and the sixth time in seven years. "You kind of had the feeling that it was going to be close, because a lot of guys value the money title and other guys value number of wins," Woods said in a conference call with reporters after the announcement.
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January 8, 2005 | By Joe Logan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Technically, Sergio Garcia is still a kid. He won't turn 25 until tomorrow. Yet, as he begins his seventh season on the PGA Tour this week, the swashbuckling young Spaniard is already being called the "best player who hasn't won a major. " "I find it a bit funny," Garcia said earlier this week. "You know, I'm 24, almost 25, and they are already putting me on that list. " After two rounds of the season-opening Mercedes Championships, Garcia is also on another list: the leader board.
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November 4, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Annoyed by his two previous failures at East Lake, Vijay Singh left nothing to chance in the Tour Championship in Atlanta. After working overtime on a swing he could trust, and rehearsing a 3-iron shot to the 18th in case it came down to the final hole, Singh finally got his revenge on East Lake by closing with a 3-under 67 to win with a total of 12-under 268. "The last two times I came over here, I thought I was going to win it," Singh said...
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September 9, 2012 | Associated Press
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.
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September 2, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
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February 9, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
Vijay Singh blew away the field yesterday at Pebble Beach to continue an amazing run that keeps moving him closer to his ultimate goal - replacing Tiger Woods at No. 1. Singh birdied his first three holes to bury co-leader Arron Oberholser, closing with a 3-under 69 for a three-shot victory in the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. It was Singh's 12th consecutive top 10 finish. Singh managed 25 birdies for the week on the bumpy greens. He hit the flag twice in the final round, and would have done it a third time, except his chip on No. 10 was so true it went in the cup. Singh finished at 16-under 262. Jeff Maggert was second.
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May 1, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
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.
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April 29, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
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]
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September 9, 2012 | Associated Press
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.
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August 12, 2012 | Associated Press
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.
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July 6, 2012 | Associated Press
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.
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August 13, 2010 | By MIKE KERN, kernm@phillynews.com
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...
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April 8, 2009 | Daily News Staff and Wire Services
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...
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December 22, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
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September 2, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
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August 4, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
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