Vijay Singh is a Fijian professional golf player. His nickname is “The Big Fijian”. He has won 34 events including 3 major championships. He has won one Masters title in 2000 and 2 PGA Championships in 1998 and 2004. He is the first South Asian to win a major Championship. Vijay Singh Biography He was number one in the Official World Golf Ranking for 32 weeks in 2004. He got FedEx Cup in 2008.
Vijay Singh Biography and Net Worth
|Net Worth $60 M|
|Full Name Vijay Singh|
|Birth Date 22 February 1963|
|Age 59 years|
|Birthplace Lautoka, Viti Levu, British Fiji|
|Profession Professional Golfer|
|Wife Ardena Seth|
Vijay Singh Early Life and Amateur Career
Vijay was not from a rich family. He grew up playing snooker, cricket, football, and rugby. He liked playing golf, but the golf balls were too expensive, so he used coconuts instead. His favorite was Tom Weiskopf and his swing which he used in his early career.
Vijay Singh Professional Career
Vijay turned professional on 1982. After turning professional he won the 1984 Malaysian PGA Championship. He was suspended from Asia Golf Circuit because it was alleged that he lowered his scores, but he denied it. After investigation, it was proved true and then he was banned from the Asian PGA Tour play.
He felt that he was treated badly, and he got a job at Keningau Club in Sabah. During this period, he just saved money so that he can re-enter the tournaments. In 1988, he was sponsored, and this was a trip to Africa. He then went to Nigerian Open and at the end, he entered European Tour Qualifying School.
In 1989, Vijay won his first title at Volvo Open Championship. He had four winnings in that year. In 1990, he won European Tour and in 1992 he won twice. He won several tournaments in Asia and Africa. He entered PGA Tour in 1993 and won the Buick Classic. In 1995, he won Buick Classic again after recovering from his back and neck problems. In 1997, he won Memorial Tournament and Buick Open.
In 1998, Vijay played 70-66-67-68 and earned his first Major title. He won The Masters in 2000. In 2001, he didn’t win any tournaments but was fourth on the money list. In 2002, he won Shell Houston Open. Year 2003 was the most successful year for him as he won 4 tournaments. His winnings were in Phoenix Open, EDS Byron Nelson Championship, Jon Deere Classic, and FUNAI Classic at Walt Disney World resort. In 2004, he won AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, PGA Championship, and Deutsch Bank Championship. In 2007, he won Mercedes-Benz Championship, in 2008 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, and in 2009 he left Asian Tour because of his back injury.
Vijay Singh Net Worth
Vijay’s net worth is $60 million and is the second person to reach this earning after Tiger Woods.
Vijay Singh Wife
Vijay married Ardena Seth in 1985. They have only one child.
Vijay Singh Body Features:
|Height 6 ft 2 in|
|Weight 95 kg|
|Hair Color Black|
|Eye Color Black|
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