Vijay Singh

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Vijay Singh
CF
विजय सिंह (Fiji Hindi)
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Personal information
Full nameVijay Singh
NicknameThe Big Fijian
Born (1963-02-22) 22 February 1963 (age 61)
Lautoka, Viti Levu, British Fiji (present-day Fiji)
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight208 lb (94 kg; 14.9 st)
Sporting nationalityFlag of Fiji.svg  Fiji
Residence Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, U.S.
Spouse
Ardena Seth
(m. 1985)
Children1
Career
Turned professional1982
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
PGA Tour Champions
European Senior Tour
Former tour(s) European Tour
Asian Tour
Professional wins66
Highest ranking 1 (5 September 2004) [1]
(32 weeks)
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour34
European Tour13
Asian Tour5
Sunshine Tour2
PGA Tour Champions5
Other14
Best results in major championships
(wins: 3)
Masters Tournament Won: 2000
PGA Championship Won: 1998, 2004
U.S. Open T3: 1999
The Open Championship T2: 2003
Achievements and awards
World Golf Hall of Fame 2005/2006 [2] [3] (member page)
PGA Tour
Rookie of the Year
1993
PGA Tour
money list winner
2003, 2004, 2008
PGA Tour
Player of the Year
2004
PGA Player of the Year 2004
Byron Nelson Award 2004
Vardon Trophy 2004
European Tour
Golfer of the Year
2004
PGA Tour
FedEx Cup winner
2008

Vijay Singh CF (Fiji Hindi : विजय सिंहpronounced [ˈʋɪdʒəjsɪ̃ɦ] ; born 22 February 1963), nicknamed "the Big Fijian", is a Fijian professional golfer. He has won 34 events on the PGA Tour, which is the most by a player from outside of the United States, including three major championships: one Masters title (2000) and two PGA Championships (1998, 2004). He is the first person of South Asian descent to win a major championship. He was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2006. [3]

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Singh reached world number one in the Official World Golf Ranking for 32 weeks in 2004 and 2005. Vijay was the 12th man to reach the world No. 1 ranking and was the only new world No. 1 in the 2000s decade. Singh was the leading PGA Tour money winner in 2003, 2004 and 2008. He also captured the FedEx Cup in 2008. [4]

Early life

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!" [5] Growing up, he played snooker, cricket, football, and 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. [6]

Professional career

Asia Golf Circuit

Singh turned professional in 1982. Two years later, he won the 1984 Malaysian PGA Championship. However, his career was plunged into crisis after he was suspended from the Asia Golf Circuit in 1985 over allegations he doctored his scorecard. It was alleged that he lowered his score from one over to one under in order to make the cut, but Singh denies this, saying that in any case, it should only have resulted in disqualification from the event rather than a ban. After investigation by the Tour of this and other alleged violations proved true, John Bender, Asian PGA Tour president, issued Singh a lifetime ban on Asian PGA Tour play.

Singh felt he had been more harshly treated because the marker was "the son of a VIP in the Indonesian PGA." [7] He then took a job at the Keningau Club in Sabah, Malaysia, before his move to the Miri Golf Club in Sarawak. While this was a period of hardship for him, he continued to gain experience. [8]

European Tour

Singh saved the money he needed to resurrect his career and began to re-enter tournaments. In 1988 he teamed up with a sponsor, Red Baron, which funded a trip to Africa to compete on the now-defunct Safari Circuit, an offshoot circuit of the European Tour. Singh captured his first event, the 1988 Nigerian Open, locals cheered him loudly. At the end of that year he entered the European Tour Qualifying school for the second consecutive year, and was successful on this occasion.

In 1989, Singh won his first European Tour title at the Volvo Open Championship in Italy and finished 24th on the European Tour Order of Merit, putting his early struggles firmly behind him. He won four times in 1989, at the Volvo Open di Firenze, Ivory Coast Open, Nigerian Open and Zimbabwe Open. He also finished tied for 23rd at The Open Championship. He won on the European Tour again in 1990 and did so twice in 1992. He also won several tournaments in Asia and Africa in this period.

PGA Tour

Singh earned membership for the PGA Tour in 1993, winning his first tournament, the Buick Classic in a playoff over Mark Wiebe. That victory led to his being named the 1993 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year. After being hampered with back and neck problems in 1994, he came back to win the Buick Classic again in 1995 as well as the Phoenix Open. After playing well in 1996 (but with no victories), he won both the Memorial Tournament and the Buick Open in 1997.

In 1998, Singh was victorious at the PGA Championship at Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, Washington, playing a 70-66-67-68 over the four days (the 66 tied a course record) and earning him his first Major title. He followed this up by winning The Masters in 2000, with a three-stroke victory over Ernie Els. [9]

Singh did not win on the PGA Tour in 2001, but finished the year with a Tour-best 14 top-10 finishes and was fourth on the money list with $3,440,829 for the year. In 2002, he won at the Shell Houston Open at TPC at The Woodlands, setting a new tournament 72-hole scoring record with a 266, and at the Tour Championship, winning by two strokes over Charles Howell III.

2003 proved to be a very successful year for Singh. He won four tournaments, had 18 top-10 finishes and was the PGA Tour's money leader (and had the second-highest single-season total in PGA Tour history) with $7,573,907, beating Tiger Woods by $900,494, though Singh played 27 tournaments compared to Woods' 18 tournaments. Singh also tied a 9-hole scoring record at the U.S. Open with a 29 on the back nine of his second round. [10] His victories came at the Phoenix Open, the EDS Byron Nelson Championship, the John Deere Classic and the FUNAI Classic at the Walt Disney World Resort. He narrowly lost the vote for the PGA of America's Player of the Year to Tiger Woods.

However, the 2003 season was also spotted with controversy involving Singh surrounding the year's event at the Bank of America Colonial. LPGA star Annika Sörenstam became the first woman to play at a PGA Tour event since Babe Zaharias at the 1945 Los Angeles Open. Surrounding this fervor, Singh was misquoted as having said that Sörenstam "didn't belong" on the men's tour and that he would not play if he were paired with her. What he actually said is that he would not be paired with her because his playing partner was being selected from the past champion's pool. Singh later clarified, "There are guys out there trying to make a living. It's not a ladies' tour. If she wants to play, she should—or any other woman for that matter—if they want to play the man's tour, they should qualify and play like everybody else." [11]

Singh began 2004 by winning the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am at −16 and winning $954,000 in prize money. This was his first win on tour in 2004 and his 16th all-time on the PGA Tour. It was his 12th consecutive top-10 finish, which is two shy of Jack Nicklaus' all-time record.

Singh won the final major of 2004, winning the PGA Championship, his third major, in a three-hole aggregate playoff over Justin Leonard and Chris DiMarco. Singh was the leader by one shot over Leonard going into the final round, but made no birdies in the final round, finishing regulation at 67-68-69-76=280. His final round of 76 was the highest winning score by a major champion since 1955. The playoff was a tense affair, and Singh's birdie on the first playoff hole, his first birdie of the day, proved to be the difference.

On 6 September 2004 (Labor Day), Singh won the Deutsche Bank Championship in Norton, Massachusetts. With the win, he overtook Tiger Woods at the top of the Official World Golf Ranking, ending Woods' streak of 264 weeks at the top of the golf world.

Singh finished the 2004 season with a career-best nine victories, 18 top-10s, and a record $10,905,166 in earnings and was named the PGA Tour's and PGA of America's Player of the Year. The former award is decided by a vote of active PGA Tour players.

Despite picking up a win early in 2005, Singh lost his world number 1 ranking when Tiger Woods won the Ford Championship at Doral on 6 March, but just two weeks later he took it back again after notching up top-three finishes in three consecutive weeks. Following Woods' win at the 2005 Masters, Singh once again lost his place as World No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking and finished tied for fifth place. In April, he became the youngest living person elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame, garnering 56% of the ballot. Thirty-year-old Karrie Webb was inducted into the Hall of Fame in October 2005, but Singh remained the youngest living electee, as Webb qualified for the Hall without an election process. (The 19th century great Tom Morris, Jr., who was elected in 1975, died at age 24.) Singh deferred his induction for a year, and it took place in October 2006.

In 2006, Singh played enough European Tour events to be listed on the European Tour Order of Merit title for the first time since 1995.

At the start of the 2007 season, Singh won the Mercedes-Benz Championship which was the first FedEx Cup event in PGA Tour history. This win got Singh his 18th tour win over the age of 40, surpassing Sam Snead as most over 40 wins, and making all-time over 40 tour winner. He won again at The Arnold Palmer Invitational in March, but did not win for the rest of the year which turned into a disappointing year for Singh. He did not finish in a top ten of a major for the first time in ten years and finished 10th in the FedEx Cup race. He went through swing changes during the end of 2007 which resulted in weeks of missed cuts and staying outside the top ten through the Presidents Cup.

A new swing brought big changes for Singh in 2008, although he had good opportunities at Pebble Beach and Bay Hill, he was not competing at a high level for the first half of the year. His game was plagued by poor putting for the better part of two years, but his season started to turn around with a tie for fifth at the Travelers Championship. After missing the cut at The Open Championship, Singh won the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in early August for his first win of the year and first World Golf Championship. His win had been a relief after missing short putts throughout the week. He missed the cut the following two weeks including at Oakland Hills for the PGA Championship and entered the PGA Tour FedEx Cup playoffs ranked 7th in the standings. At the first playoff event, Singh prevailed for his first FedEx Cup win defeating Sergio García and Kevin Sutherland in a playoff. On the first playoff hole García and Singh matched long birdie putts before Singh won with birdie on the second playoff hole. Singh was propelled into first place in the FedEx Cup race with three events remaining. At the second event of the playoffs, he triumphed once again, this time at the Deutsche Bank Championship bewildering the field with a five strokes victory and a final round 63. He had won three times in his last five starts and created an almost insurmountable lead in the points race. He would not contend in the remaining two events, but by playing in both the 2008 FedEx Cup title belonged to Singh. His season which looked to be a major disappointment in July turned into an historic year for Singh: he won the PGA Tour money list for the third time in his career and he surpassed Harry Cooper for most PGA Tour wins of all time for a non-American.

Singh has won 22 times on the PGA Tour since turning 40 – beating the record previously set by Sam Snead. He is the second man to reach $60 million in PGA Tour career earnings, after Tiger Woods. His 34 career victories are the most on the PGA Tour by a non-American player and place him 14th on the all-time list. He has spent over 540 weeks ranked in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Ranking. [12] [13] Singh's longevity on the PGA Tour and his number of wins earn him a lifetime exemption on the PGA Tour.

Kenny Perry, another player who found success at a late age is good friends with Singh, who calls him "Biggie". Of Singh, Perry said "Vijay has always been good to me. We talk a lot. He wants to know how my family is doing. I think the world of him." [14]

After the 2008 playoffs, Singh announced his withdrawal from a couple of Asian Tour events because of a nagging back injury and was advised by doctors to rest. [15] He missed two and a half months, returning to win Tiger Woods's tournament, the Chevron World Challenge at Sherwood Country Club in California in December. It was his first victory in the event. During the start of the 2009 season Singh announced that he would miss three weeks after undergoing arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. [16] Singh had a mediocre 2009 season, with no top 5 finishes and ended the year with his lowest ever ranking on the PGA Tour money list in 68th.

Singh at the 2010 PGA Championship Vijay Singh at 2010 PGA Championship.jpg
Singh at the 2010 PGA Championship

His poor form continued into 2010, resulting in him being 66th on the PGA Tour money list. He dropped out of the top 50 in the world rankings for the first time since the early 1990s.

After returning from knee surgery, Singh started the 2011 season making five out of his first five cuts. In February, Singh was in contention to win his first PGA Tour Title since 2008 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open in Scottsdale, Arizona. Despite shooting a final round 66, Singh finished two shots behind Jason Dufner and eventual winner Mark Wilson. A couple of weeks later, Singh was in contention again, this time at the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club. However, he came up short again, not helped by back-to-back bogeys on holes 12 and 13. He would eventually finish two shots back of the winner Aaron Baddeley, although he did secure second spot on his own. This early season form however was not enough to secure a spot at the opening World Golf Championship of the year, the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship the following week. However, at number 10 in the 2011 FedEx Cup standings, it was just enough to secure a spot at the WGC-Cadillac Championship in March.

On 6 June 2011, Singh missed his tee-time for the U.S. Open qualifying in Columbus, Ohio. At the time, this ended the longest active streak of consecutive majors played by a professional golfer, at 67. [17]

On 30 January 2013, Singh admitted to using deer-antler spray while not knowing that it is a banned substance. [18] The PGA Tour later dropped its case against him. [19] On 8 May 2013, Singh sued the PGA Tour for exposing him to public humiliation and ridicule during a 12-week investigation into his use of deer-antler spray. On 20 November 2018, the PGA Tour and Singh announced that the lawsuit had been settled. The PGA Tour confirmed that it does not believe that Singh intended to gain an unfair advantage over his fellow competitors in this matter. Other terms of the settlement were not announced. [20]

Singh at the 2015 PGA Championship Vijah Singh at 2015 PGA Championship.jpg
Singh at the 2015 PGA Championship

Senior career

Singh played his first PGA Tour Champions event in 2013, finishing T6 at the Pacific Links Hawai'i Championship. During this era, he still played some PGA Tour events, finishing second at the Quicken Loans National, three strokes behind winner Billy Hurley III.

In 2017, Singh won his first senior event, the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf with Carlos Franco. In March 2018, Singh won the Toshiba Classic. Four months later, in July, Singh won one of the PGA Tour Champions' major tournaments, the Constellation Senior Players Championship in a playoff over Jeff Maggert. At the end of the season, in November, Singh won the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship in Phoenix, Arizona. The victory was worth $440,000. [21] By winning the tournament, he also finished fourth in the season-long Charles Schwab Cup, winning an additional $200,000. [22]

In March 2019, Singh shot his way into the final group of the final round of the Honda Classic. Singh shot even-par to finish sixth, three strokes behind winner Keith Mitchell.

Personal life

An Indo-Fijian practising Hinduism, [23] 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 arriving hours before, and staying long after his tournament rounds to work on his game on the driving range and putting greens.

Singh has a brother named Krishna who is also a professional golfer. [24]

Media relations

Singh at a press conference in 2014 Vijay Singh Fiji International August 16th 2014.jpg
Singh at a press conference in 2014

Controversy surrounded Singh in 2003 before the Bank of America Colonial. Annika Sörenstam was scheduled to play the event, and Singh was quoted as saying, "I hope she misses the cut ... because she doesn't belong out here." He later said that the substance of his interview to an Associated Press reporter was that she would be displacing some other struggling male player, for whom he had his sympathies. However, the media focused on this statement. Golf Digest wrote that Singh had become "pro golf's bad guy".

After Singh's win at the Masters, Ernie Els took issue with some of the negative press his friend received. He wrote an article in Sports Illustrated to defend him, saying, "Golf should be proud of Vijay Singh." Later Els said of Singh "He's a wonderful guy. I've known him for the better part of 10 years now. He's a great competitor. I think people have a misconception of Vijay. He's a really good guy." [25]

In May 2005, Singh was appointed a goodwill ambassador for Fiji. He said that he did not expect anything in return from the Fijian government for representing his country. At a press conference on 18 May 2005, Singh commented on what he said was a deterioration in race relations in Fiji, saying that for such a small country, people of all races should live together, put their differences aside, and get on with life. Relations between Indo-Fijians and indigenous Fijians had been more harmonious when he was younger, he said. [26]

Professional wins (66)

PGA Tour wins (34)

Legend
Major championships (3)
World Golf Championships (1)
Tour C'ships/FedEx Cup playoff events (3)
Other PGA Tour (27)
No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
113 Jun 1993 Buick Classic −4 (72-68-74-66=280)Playoff Flag of the United States.svg Mark Wiebe
229 Jan 1995 Phoenix Open −15 (70-67-66-66=269)Playoff Flag of the United States.svg Billy Mayfair
321 May 1995 Buick Classic (2)−6 (70-69-67-72=278)Playoff Flag of the United States.svg Doug Martin
42 Jun 1997 Memorial Tournament −14 (70-65-67=202)*2 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Jim Furyk, Flag of Australia (converted).svg Greg Norman
510 Aug 1997 Buick Open −15 (67-73-67-66=273)4 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Tom Byrum, Flag of the United States.svg Russ Cochran,
Flag of South Africa.svg Ernie Els, Flag of the United States.svg Brad Fabel,
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Naomichi Ozaki, Flag of the United States.svg Curtis Strange
616 Aug 1998 PGA Championship −9 (70-66-67-68=271)2 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Steve Stricker
723 Aug 1998 Sprint International 47 pts (15-12-6-14=47)6 points Flag of the United States.svg Phil Mickelson, Flag of the United States.svg Willie Wood
814 Mar 1999 Honda Classic −11 (71-69-68-69=277)2 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Payne Stewart
99 Apr 2000 Masters Tournament −10 (72-67-70-69=278)3 strokes Flag of South Africa.svg Ernie Els
1031 Mar 2002 Shell Houston Open −22 (67-65-66-68=266)6 strokes Ulster Banner.svg Darren Clarke
113 Nov 2002 The Tour Championship −12 (65-71-65-67=268)2 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Charles Howell III
1226 Jan 2003 Phoenix Open (2)−23 (67-66-65-63=261)3 strokes Flag of the United States.svg John Huston
1318 May 2003 EDS Byron Nelson Championship −15 (65-65-69-66=265)2 strokes Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Nick Price
1415 Sep 2003 John Deere Classic −16 (66-68-69-65=268)4 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Jonathan Byrd, Flag of the United States.svg J. L. Lewis,
Flag of the United States.svg Chris Riley
1526 Oct 2003 Funai Classic at the Walt Disney World Resort −23 (64-65-69-67=265)4 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Stewart Cink, Flag of the United States.svg Scott Verplank,
Flag of the United States.svg Tiger Woods
168 Feb 2004 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am −16 (67-68-68-69=272)3 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Jeff Maggert
1726 Apr 2004 Shell Houston Open (2)−11 (74-66-69-68=277)2 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Scott Hoch
183 May 2004 HP Classic of New Orleans −22 (70-65-68-63=266)1 stroke Flag of the United States.svg Phil Mickelson, Flag of the United States.svg Joe Ogilvie
191 Aug 2004 Buick Open (2)−23 (63-70-65-67=265)1 stroke Flag of the United States.svg John Daly
2015 Aug 2004 PGA Championship (2)−8 (67-68-69-76=280)Playoff Flag of the United States.svg Chris DiMarco, Flag of the United States.svg Justin Leonard
216 Sep 2004 Deutsche Bank Championship −16 (68-63-68-69=268)3 strokes Flag of Australia (converted).svg Adam Scott, Flag of the United States.svg Tiger Woods
2212 Sep 2004 Bell Canadian Open −9 (68-66-72-69=275)Playoff Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Mike Weir
2326 Sep 2004 84 Lumber Classic −15 (64-68-72-69=273)1 stroke Flag of the United States.svg Stewart Cink
2431 Oct 2004 Chrysler Championship −18 (65-69-67-65=266)5 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Tommy Armour III, Flag of Sweden.svg Jesper Parnevik
2516 Jan 2005 Sony Open in Hawaii −11 (69-68-67-65=269)1 stroke Flag of South Africa.svg Ernie Els
2624 Apr 2005 Shell Houston Open (3)−13 (64-71-70-70=275)Playoff Flag of the United States.svg John Daly
278 May 2005 Wachovia Championship −12 (70-69-71-66=276)Playoff Flag of the United States.svg Jim Furyk, Flag of Spain.svg Sergio García
2831 Jul 2005 Buick Open (3)−24 (65-66-63-70=264)4 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Zach Johnson, Flag of the United States.svg Tiger Woods
2911 Jun 2006 Barclays Classic (3)−10 (70-64-72-68=274)2 strokes Flag of Australia (converted).svg Adam Scott
307 Jan 2007 Mercedes-Benz Championship −14 (69-69-70-70=278)2 strokes Flag of Australia (converted).svg Adam Scott
3118 Mar 2007 Arnold Palmer Invitational −8 (70-68-67-67=272)2 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Rocco Mediate
323 Aug 2008 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational −10 (67-66-69-68=270)1 stroke Flag of Australia (converted).svg Stuart Appleby, Flag of England.svg Lee Westwood
3324 Aug 2008 The Barclays (4)−8 (70-70-66-70=276)Playoff Flag of Spain.svg Sergio García, Flag of the United States.svg Kevin Sutherland
341 Sep 2008 Deutsche Bank Championship (2)−22 (64-66-69-63=262)5 strokes Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Mike Weir

*Note: The 1997 Memorial Tournament was shortened to 54 holes due to rain.

PGA Tour playoff record (8–4)

No.YearTournamentOpponent(s)Result
1 1993 Buick Classic Flag of the United States.svg Mark Wiebe Won with birdie on third extra hole
2 1995 Phoenix Open Flag of the United States.svg Billy Mayfair Won with par on first extra hole
31995 Buick Classic Flag of the United States.svg Doug Martin Won with birdie on fifth extra hole
4 1998 The Tour Championship Flag of the United States.svg Hal Sutton Lost to birdie on first extra hole
5 2004 PGA Championship Flag of the United States.svg Chris DiMarco, Flag of the United States.svg Justin Leonard Won three-hole aggregate playoff;
Singh: −1 (3-3-4=10),
DiMarco: x (4-3-x=x),
Leonard: x (4-3-x=x)
62004 Bell Canadian Open Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Mike Weir Won with par on third extra hole
7 2005 The Honda Classic Flag of Ireland.svg Pádraig Harrington, Flag of the United States.svg Joe Ogilvie Harrington won with par on second extra hole
Ogilvie eliminated by par on first hole
82005 Shell Houston Open Flag of the United States.svg John Daly Won with par on first extra hole
92005 Wachovia Championship Flag of the United States.svg Jim Furyk, Flag of Spain.svg Sergio García Won with par on fourth extra hole
García eliminated by par on first hole
10 2006 Mercedes Championships Flag of Australia (converted).svg Stuart Appleby Lost to birdie on first extra hole
11 2008 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Flag of the United States.svg Steve Lowery Lost to birdie on first extra hole
122008 The Barclays Flag of Spain.svg Sergio García, Flag of the United States.svg Kevin Sutherland Won with birdie on second extra hole
Sutherland eliminated by birdie on first hole

European Tour wins (13)

Legend
Major championships (3)
World Golf Championships (1)
Other European Tour (9)
No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
12 Apr 1989 Volvo Open Championship −12 (72-68-68-68=276)3 strokes Flag of Australia (converted).svg Peter Fowler
28 Apr 1990 El Bosque Open −10 (66-69-74-69=278)2 strokes Flag of England.svg Richard Boxall, Flag of South Africa (1982-1994).svg Chris Williams
316 Feb 1992 Turespaña Masters Open de Andalucía −11 (72-70-69-66=277)2 strokes Flag of England.svg Gary Evans
423 Aug 1992 Volvo German Open −26 (66-68-64-64=262)11 strokes Flag of Spain.svg José Manuel Carriles
531 Jul 1994 Scandinavian Masters −20 (68-67-69-64=268)3 strokes Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Mark McNulty
625 Sep 1994 Trophée Lancôme −17 (65-63-69-66=263)1 stroke Flag of Spain.svg Miguel Ángel Jiménez
79 Feb 1997 South African Open 1−18 (69-66-66-69=270)1 stroke Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Nick Price
816 Aug 1998 PGA Championship −9 (70-66-67-68=271)2 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Steve Stricker
99 Apr 2000 Masters Tournament −10 (72-67-70-69=278)3 strokes Flag of South Africa.svg Ernie Els
1018 Feb 2001 Carlsberg Malaysian Open 2−14 (68-70-68-68=274)Playoff Flag of Ireland.svg Pádraig Harrington
1125 Feb 2001 Caltex Singapore Masters 2−21 (64-63-68-68=263)2 strokes Flag of England.svg Warren Bennett
1215 Aug 2004 PGA Championship (2)−8 (67-68-69-76=280)Playoff Flag of the United States.svg Chris DiMarco, Flag of the United States.svg Justin Leonard
133 Aug 2008 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational −10 (67-66-69-68=270)1 stroke Flag of Australia (converted).svg Stuart Appleby, Flag of England.svg Lee Westwood

1Co-sanctioned by the Southern Africa Tour
2Co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour

European Tour playoff record (2–0)

No.YearTournamentOpponent(s)Result
1 2001 Carlsberg Malaysian Open Flag of Ireland.svg Pádraig Harrington Won with birdie on third extra hole
2 2004 PGA Championship Flag of the United States.svg Chris DiMarco, Flag of the United States.svg Justin Leonard Won three-hole aggregate playoff;
Singh: −1 (3-3-4=10),
DiMarco: x (4-3-x=x),
Leonard: x (4-3-x=x)

Asian Tour wins (5)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
12 Sep 1995 Passport Open −16 (70-72-65-65=272)1 stroke Flag of India.svg Jeev Milkha Singh
210 Sep 2000 Johnnie Walker Taiwan Open −1 (73-72-71-71=287)Playoff Flag of South Africa.svg Craig Kamps
318 Feb 2001 Carlsberg Malaysian Open 1−14 (68-70-68-68=274)Playoff Flag of Ireland.svg Pádraig Harrington
425 Feb 2001 Caltex Singapore Masters 1−21 (64-63-68-68=263)2 strokes Flag of England.svg Warren Bennett
57 Oct 2007 Kolon-Hana Bank Korea Open 2−6 (66-69-70-73=278)2 strokes Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg Kim Kyung-tae, Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg Yang Yong-eun

1Co-sanctioned by the European Tour
2Co-sanctioned by the Korean Tour

Asian Tour playoff record (2–0)

No.YearTournamentOpponentResult
1 2000 Johnnie Walker Taiwan Open Flag of South Africa.svg Craig Kamps Won with par on first extra hole
2 2001 Carlsberg Malaysian Open Flag of Ireland.svg Pádraig Harrington Won with birdie on third extra hole

Asia Golf Circuit wins (1)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runners-up
115 Mar 1992 Benson & Hedges Malaysian Open −9 (65-67-74-69=275)3 strokes Flag of the Republic of China.svg Hsieh Chin-sheng, Flag of Australia (converted).svg Brad King,
Flag of the United States.svg Craig McClellan, Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Nandasena Perera,
Flag of the United States.svg Lee Porter

Southern Africa Tour wins (2)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner-up
110 Jan 1993 Bell's Cup −10 (73-69-68-68=278)2 strokes Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Mark McNulty
29 Feb 1997 South African Open 1−18 (69-66-66-69=270)1 stroke Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Nick Price

1Co-sanctioned by the European Tour

Safari Circuit wins (4)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
131 Jan 1988 Nigerian Open −3 (281)Playoff Flag of Scotland.svg Mike Miller
229 Jan 1989 Zimbabwe Open −6 (72-67-71-72=282)2 strokes Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Mark Mouland
319 Nov 1989 Nigerian Open (2)−5 (71-68-72-68=279)1 stroke Flag of England.svg Gordon J. Brand, Flag of England.svg Jeff Pinsent,
Flag of England.svg Ian Spencer
426 Nov 1989 Ivory Coast Open −14 (70-65-65-74=274)1 stroke Flag of England.svg Jeff Pinsent

Swedish Golf Tour wins (1)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner-up
17 Aug 1988 Länsförsäkringar Open −6 (70-70-69-73=282)1 stroke Flag of Sweden.svg Jesper Parnevik

Other wins (8)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
18 Dec 1984 Malaysian PGA Championship −2 (286)1 stroke Flag of Malaysia.svg Nazamuddin Yusof
224 Nov 1991 Hassan II Golf Trophy −7 (70-73-71-71=285)Playoff Flag of the United States.svg Payne Stewart
312 Oct 1997 Toyota World Match Play Championship 1 up Flag of South Africa.svg Ernie Els
410 Nov 1998 Johnnie Walker Super Tour −19 (70-66-71-62=269)2 strokes Flag of South Africa.svg Ernie Els
524 Jul 2001 Telus Skins Game $180,000$105,000 Flag of the United States.svg David Duval
624 Jun 2003 Telus Skins Game (2)$140,000$45,000 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Ian Leggatt
721 Dec 2008 Chevron World Challenge −11 (71-72-67-67=277)1 stroke Flag of the United States.svg Steve Stricker
818 Dec 2022 PNC Championship
(with son Qass Singh)
−26 (59-59=118)2 strokes Flag of the United States.svg John Daly and son John Daly II,
Flag of the United States.svg Justin Thomas and father Mike Thomas

Other playoff record (1–2)

No.YearTournamentOpponent(s)Result
11991 Hassan II Golf Trophy Flag of the United States.svg Payne Stewart Won with birdie on first extra hole
21995 Johnnie Walker World Golf Championship Flag of the United States.svg Fred Couples, Flag of the United States.svg Loren Roberts Couples won with birdie on second extra hole
32000 PGA Grand Slam of Golf Flag of the United States.svg Tiger Woods Lost to eagle on first extra hole

PGA Tour Champions wins (5)

Legend
PGA Tour Champions major championships (1)
Charles Schwab Cup playoff events (1)
Other PGA Tour Champions (3)
No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
123 Apr 2017 Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf
(with Flag of Paraguay.svg Carlos Franco)
−15 (51-42=93)1 stroke Flag of the United States.svg Fred Funk and Flag of the United States.svg Jeff Sluman,
Flag of the United States.svg Paul Goydos and Flag of the United States.svg Kevin Sutherland,
Flag of the United States.svg Corey Pavin and Flag of the United States.svg Duffy Waldorf
211 Mar 2018 Toshiba Classic −11 (68-68-66=202)1 stroke Flag of the United States.svg Scott McCarron, Flag of the United States.svg Tom Pernice Jr.,
Flag of the United States.svg Tommy Tolles
315 Jul 2018 Constellation Senior Players Championship −20 (68-67-66-67=268)Playoff Flag of the United States.svg Jeff Maggert
411 Nov 2018 Charles Schwab Cup Championship −22 (67-67-67-61=262)4 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Tim Petrovic
527 Aug 2023 The Ally Challenge −14 (66-68-68=202)1 stroke Flag of the United States.svg Jeff Maggert

PGA Tour Champions playoff record (1–0)

No.YearTournamentOpponentResult
1 2018 Constellation Senior Players Championship Flag of the United States.svg Jeff Maggert Won with birdie on second extra hole

Major championships

Wins (3)

YearChampionship54 holesWinning scoreMarginRunner(s)-up
1998 PGA Championship Tied for lead−9 (70-66-67-68=271)2 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Steve Stricker
2000 Masters Tournament 3 shot lead−10 (72-67-70-69=278)3 strokes Flag of South Africa.svg Ernie Els
2004 PGA Championship (2)1 shot lead−8 (67-68-69-76=280)Playoff1 Flag of the United States.svg Chris DiMarco, Flag of the United States.svg Justin Leonard

1Defeated Justin Leonard and Chris DiMarco in three-hole playoff: Singh (3-3-4=10), Leonard (4-3-x=x), and DiMarco (4-3-x=x)

Results timeline

Results not in chronological order in 2020.

Tournament19891990199119921993199419951996199719981999
Masters Tournament T27CUTT39T17CUTT24
U.S. Open CUTT10T7T77T25T3
The Open Championship T23T12T12T51T59T20T6T11T38T19CUT
PGA Championship T484CUTCUTT5T13 1 T49
Tournament2000200120022003200420052006200720082009
Masters Tournament 1 T187T6T6T5T8T13T14T30
U.S. Open T8T7T30T20T28T6T6T20T65T27
The Open Championship T11T13CUTT2T20T5CUTT27CUTT38
PGA Championship CUTT518T34 1 T10CUTCUTCUTT16
Tournament201020112012201320142015201620172018
Masters Tournament CUTCUTT27T38T3754CUTCUT49
U.S. Open T40CUT
The Open Championship T37T9CUTCUT
PGA Championship T39CUTT36T68T35T37CUT6678
Tournament201920202021202220232024
Masters Tournament CUTWDCUTCUTCUT
PGA Championship
U.S. Open
The Open Championship NT
  Win
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half way cut
WD = withdrew
"T" indicates a tie for a place.
NT = No tournament due to COVID-19 pandemic

Summary

TournamentWins2nd3rdTop-5Top-10Top-25EventsCuts made
Masters Tournament 10026113019
PGA Championship 2004682719
U.S. Open 00117101816
The Open Championship 01024132519
Totals3119234210073

Results in The Players Championship

Tournament1993199419951996199719981999
The Players Championship T28T55T43T8T31T54T20
Tournament2000200120022003200420052006200720082009
The Players Championship T332CUTCUTT13T12T8T44CUTT9
Tournament2010201120122013201420152016201720182019
The Players Championship CUTCUTCUTCUTT63T28T16CUT
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

World Golf Championships

Wins (1)

YearChampionship54 holesWinning scoreMarginRunners-up
2008 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational Tied for lead−10 (67-66-69-68=270)1 stroke Flag of Australia (converted).svg Stuart Appleby, Flag of England.svg Lee Westwood

Results timeline

Tournament19992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
Match Play R32R64R32R32R32R32R16R32QFR32R64
Championship T16T3NT13T2T6T56T11T2T53T11T22T66
Invitational T15T13T11T6T32T3T45T561T29T58
Champions

1Cancelled due to 9/11

  Win
  Top 10
  Did not play

QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = tied
NT = No tournament
Note that the HSBC Champions did not become a WGC event until 2009.

Senior major championships

Wins (1)

YearChampionship54 holesWinning scoreMarginRunners-up
2018 Constellation Senior Players Championship 1 shot deficit−20 (68-67-66-67=268)Playoff Flag of the United States.svg Jeff Maggert

Results timeline

Results not in chronological order before 2022.

Tournament2014201520162017201820192020202120222023
The Tradition 64T19T43NT62T15
Senior PGA Championship 2T19T21NTT30T8
U.S. Senior Open T5T18T7T16T24NTT26T33T18
Senior Players Championship WDT181T18T43T12T31T32
Senior British Open Championship T14NTCUTCUT3
  Win
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the halfway cut
WD = withdrew
"T" indicates a tie for a place
NT = No tournament due to COVID-19 pandemic

PGA Tour career summary

SeasonWins (Majors)Earnings ($)Rank [27]
19931657,83119
19940325,95952
199521,018,7139
19960855,14017
199721,059,23616
19982 (1)2,238,9982
199912,283,2334
20001 (1)2,573,8355
200103,440,8294
200223,756,5633
200347,573,9071
20049 (1)10,905,1661
200548,017,3362
200614,602,4164
200724,728,3763
200836,601,0941
200901,276,81568
201001,334,26266
201102,371,05028
201201,586,30551
20130309,351162
20140989,02897
20150752,462124
201601,210,10488
20170337,305173
2018095,334210
20190244,800198
2020020,088234
Career*34 (3)71,236,2164 [28]

*As of the 2020 season.
There is a summary of Singh's European Tour career here. [29]

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Amateur

Professional

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