Vijay Singh

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  • Birth Place: Lautoka, Fiji
  • Profession: Golfer
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  • Often ran across an airport runway to reach the nine-hole Nadi Airport Golf Club near his childhood home in Fiji.
  • Enjoyed rugby, cricket and soccer as a child, but gave them up to concentrate on golf after he dropped out of high school at 16.
  • Was suspended from the Asian Tour in 1985 due to accusations he intentionally altered his scorecard by one shot to make the Indonesian Open cut.
  • Worked as a bouncer in Edinburgh, Scotland, to make ends meet while playing in Europe in the 1980s.
  • Ended Tiger Woods' run of 264 straight weeks atop the World Golf Rankings in 2004, when Singh racked up a career-best nine victories.
  • Was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2006.
  • First name means "victory" in Hindi.

Relationships

  • Anita Singh — Sister
  • Mira Singh — Brother
  • Ardena Seth — Wife
  • Qass Seth — Son
  • Krishna Singh — Brother
  • Mohan Singh — Father
  • Parwati Singh — Mother

Details

  • Birth Place: Lautoka, Fiji
  • Profession: Golfer

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