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Fijian International Happy To Be Home

Fiji’s top golfer Vijay Singh is back at home for the Fijian International which starts at the Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course on Thursday. Arriving in the country last Saturday,
12 Oct 2015 14:57
Fijian International Happy To Be Home
Fiji's Top Golfer Vijay Singh practicing his golf swing at the Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course Last Saturday.

Fiji’s top golfer Vijay Singh is back at home for the Fijian International which starts at the Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course on Thursday.
Arriving in the country last Saturday, Singh’s participation in the prestigious event shows his support and commitment to growing golf in the country, he told the Fijian International media.
“I am pleased to be returning home to play in the Fijian International which is building the profile of the sport that I love, in the country that I love,” Singh said.
“I enjoyed my time competing in the inaugural tournament (last year), and this year, I am motivated to try and win.”
Wasting no time as he got back onto the golf course on Saturday, Singh spent majority of his time on the course with PGA Manager of Tournament Operations and Fijian International head rules official Graeme Scott.
Scott said Singh seemed calm and in control as they both talked about the course.
“He (Singh) looked very relaxed and had a very positive mind frame and he seems very excited to be here,” Scott said.
“We also talked some of the changes he wanted on the course this week and he has been practicing a lot with his brother Krishna, mainly to adjust and test the windy conditions.”
And the wind is one factor Vijay is aware of as are other golfers but Scott said with the professionalism that comes with the golfers, they should expect these kinds of challenges.
“The golfers will find it quite windy and that will be the greatest challenge for them,” he said.
“But with the 156 golfers we have, they will be prepared as they are professional golfers. There are some golfers who will be used to the windy conditions like those from Melbourne, Australia.
“With that said, the windy conditions can be a very strong advantage for some and a problem for others.”
The second most high profile golfer to play in the tournament will be Matt Kuchar who arrives tomorrow.
The Fijian International starts on Thursday at the Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course.

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