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Vijay Singh Hits Winning Form

Vijay Singh Hits Winning Form
Vijay Singh finds his winning form. Photo: Fiji International
July 17
10:12 2018

Fiji’s own Vijay Singh will return home for the Fiji International presented by Fiji Airways as a two-time winner this year.

Singh, who has won 63 career titles in­cluding three majors, secured his most recent tournament victory over the week­end at the Constellation Senior Players Championship.

This adds to his Toshiba Classic title which he secured in March, ensuring Sin­gh returns home for the Fiji International presented by Fiji Airways in top form.

“Any time you win a tournament no mat­ter what it is, you feel accomplishment, and that’s what I feel. I feel like I played well, and it’s a win. A win is a win,” said Singh.

These wins both occurred on the Cham­pions Tour, the over-50’s circuit in Amer­ica which features many of golf’s most successful players making it highly com­petitive. This becomes Singh’s first major title on the Champions Tour.

FIRST MAJOR

Singh secured his SENIOR PLAYERS Championship title with a birdie on the second playoff hole after he and Ameri­can Jeff Maggert finished 72 holes tied on 20-under the card.

Playing excellent golf all week, Singh fired rounds of 68, 67, 66 and 67 recording just one bogey in four days.

“To win the first major on this tour, I’m really excited about that,” Singh said.

“Winning my first tournament at the be­ginning of the year was big, and now I’ve won this one, so I look forward to winning a lot more now.

“I always say, you get the first one out of the way, you can win a lot more after that.”

Singh will now be amongst the form players teeing it up in the Fiji Interna­tional presented by Fiji Airways when the tournament tees off at Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course from 2-5 Au­gust.

A strong supporter of the tri-sanctioned ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia, European Tour and Asian Tour tourna­ment, Singh has played every year since its inaugural staging in 2014.

Singh has record some excellent results in the tournament, making the cut every year highlighted by a tied 10th finish in 2014 and tied 3rd finish in 2015.

EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY

In winning form, 2018 presents an excel­lent opportunity for Singh to record his first official professional victory on home soil and on the course he designed; Nat­adola Bay Championship Golf Course.

“On behalf of the Fiji International pre­sented by Fiji Airways, I would like to extend my congratulations to Vijay Singh on winning his second title of the year and first Champions Tour major,” said Gavin Kirkman, CEO of the PGA of Aus­tralia which owns the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia and alongside Sports and Entertainment Limited the Fiji Inter­national presented by Fiji Airways.

“Throughout his career Vijay has been renowned for his pursuit of excellence, hard work and exceptional skill and that still rings true today.

“Vijay is playing some excellent golf and winning form breeds more wins so I am sure that he will put on an exciting show for Fijian sports fans and the world when the Fiji International presented by Fiji Airways is broadcast globally.”

To be held from 2-5 August 2018, the Fiji International presented by Fiji Air­ways will be played at the Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course which boasts breathtaking views of the Coral Coast and is home to the Natadola Beach Land Estate.

Enticed by the tropical destination, the Fiji International presented by Fiji Air­ways has attracted some of the world’s best golfers since its inaugural staging in 2014, including Fijian hero and three-time Major champion Vijay Singh, 2017 champion Jason Norris, 2016 champion Brandt Snedeker, 2015 champion Matt Kuchar and 2014 champion Steven Jef­fress, Steven Bowditch, Boo Weekley and Nick Price.

This year’s tournament is set to feature four-time Major champion and Captain of the International Team for the 2019 Presi­dents Cup, Ernie Els.

In 2018, the Fiji International presented by Fiji Airways continues to have a global presence confirming its position as an integral tournament in the South Pacific region, with the tournament being tri-sanctioned by the European Tour, ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia and Asian Tour.

A Pacific paradise, the Fiji Internation­al presented by Fiji Airways also boasts some of the most unique hospitality op­tions in world golf with the par-3 8th hole providing the perfect vantage point to watch the golf, whilst socialising on the beach.

LASTING LEGACY

More than just a golf tournament, the Fiji International presented by Fiji Air­ways aims to leave a lasting legacy for golf in the Pacific region, with the PGA of Australia supporting initiatives to in­troduce and grow the game in Fiji.

Owned by Sports and Entertainment (SEL) and the PGA of Australia, the Fiji International presented by Fiji Airways is proudly supported by the Fijian Gov­ernment, Tourism Fiji and the InterCon­tinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa as the of­ficial resort of the tournament.

Fiji International

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