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Koya Grateful For Singh’s Support

  The former  world No. 1 golfer Vijay Singh has once again signed on to support his country’s largest sporting event; the Fiji International this year. This was announced by
04 Aug 2016 12:07
Koya Grateful For Singh’s Support
Vijay Singh.

 

The former  world No. 1 golfer Vijay Singh has once again signed on to support his country’s largest sporting event; the Fiji International this year.

This was announced by the Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism Faiyaz Koya yesterday.

Singh has won 60 tournaments including three Major Championships in 16 different countries around the world.

Fiji International had confirmed this will be their third staging with Singh supporting the tournament from the start.

Koya addressed on how the Government is delighted to see Vijay Singh returning home again this year.

“Vijay has been a great ambassador for Fiji and the Fiji International.

“We are excited to have him return for the third consecutive year of the tournament.

“We Fijians are passionate about our sports and even more so for our athletes that have succeeded in the international arena.”

“Vijay’s presence at the Fiji International will not only boost Fiji’s position as a must-go-to destination for golf enthusiasts world-wide, but also build our capacity to host world class events and develop international standard venues.” added Koya

CEO of the PGA of Australia which oversees the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia Brian Thorburn commended Singh’s inclusion in this year’s Fiji International.

“Vijay has had an illustrious career and continues to be a competitive force on the PGA TOUR.

“Having Vijay, Fiji’s most successful sportsman, compete at the Fiji International, the country’s largest sporting event is always a key priority for us.

“Through the Fiji International we aim to grow Fiji as a golfing destination but also grow golf in the country.

“Bringing Vijay home to inspire the next generation of golfers is integral to that vision,” he said.

Meanwhile the prize money on offer at the Fiji International will receive a boost this year.

Koya confirmed this year players will be competing for AU$1.5million, the increase of over 30 per cent on last year a result of the co-sanctioning with the European Tour.

The Fiji International will be played at Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course from 6-9 October with tickets on sale shortly.

Edited by Osea Bola

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