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PGA Golf Player - Vijay Singh (Also known as The Big Fijian)
born : Vijay Singh, Lautoka, Fiji 1963, February 22
famous for : Achieving a number 1 ranking on the professional PGA golf
Vijay Singh was born on the 22nd of February, 1963 as "Vijay
Singh". Singh was born in Lautoka, Fiji and his father was
a airplane technician that also gave golfing lessons.
Vijay (meaning victory in Hindi) learnt many of his golfing skills
from his father. Singh turned professional in 1982, winning his
first major competition in 1984 (PGA Championship - Malaysian
Open). In 1985 the pro golfer was involved in a controversial
scorecard tampering scandal, where Singh was accused of cheating
and was suspended from the professional Asian golf tour. The golfer
denied all allegations against him.
Vijay Singh's golfing career has developed over many years, winning
occasional golf tournaments but never being a contender for the
number one golf player in the world. From the year 2000 Singh's
golfing game improved dramatically. He began winning major tournaments,
including The Masters in 2000, Shell Houston Open in 2002, and
more. The Fijian golfer was the highest money earner in 2003 with
a total of $7,573,907 USD in prize earnings. He was also ranked
the number 1 golfer in the world in 2003 and 2004. Singh also
became the first golfer to earn more than $10 million in 2004.
Vijay Singh Golf Tournament Earnings by Year
1996 Tournament earnings - $855,140
1997 Tournament earnings - $ 1,059,236
1998 Tournament earnings - $ 2,238,998
1999 Tournament earnings - $ 2,283,233
2000 Tournament earnings - $ 2,573,835
2001 Tournament earnings - $ 3,440,829
2002 Tournament earnings - $ 3,756,563
2003 Tournament earnings - $ 7,573,907
2004 Tournament earnings - $ 10,905,166 (first golfer to earn
more than $10 million in a season)
2005 Tournament earnings - $ 8,017,336
2006 Tournament earnings - $ 4,602,416
2007 Tournament earnings - $ 4,728,376
Vijay Singh is married to Ardena Seth and they have a son together.
The couple live in Florida, USA.
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