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Brandt The Man: Singh

  United States winning Ryder Cup team member Brandt Snedeker looks to be one of the favourites to win the 2016 Fiji International on Sunday. Former world No.1 Vijay Singh
04 Oct 2016 13:19
Brandt The Man: Singh
Brandt Snedeker of the United States reacts to a putt on the 13th green during the foursome of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota on Saturday. Photo: Zimbio

 

United States winning Ryder Cup team member Brandt Snedeker looks to be one of the favourites to win the 2016 Fiji International on Sunday.

Former world No.1 Vijay Singh made the comment at the Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course yesterday.

This was after fellow Ryder Cup member Matt Kuchar won’t be defending his title since he would be attending the wedding of a friend.

However,  world No. 23 Snedeker will arrive tomorrow after he helped the United States dominated the final-day singles to win the Ryder Cup for the first time since 2008, beating Europe 17-11 at Hazeltine, Minnesota.

US based Singh was impressed with the outcome.

“Brandt committed earlier obviously and his arrival is good for the tournament,”Singh said.

“It’s a long journey to come out after winning a tournament like that.

“It is good to see them win as they had a strong team on paper, very strong and when they were coming out of the playoff the guys were really in good form. Nice to see US pull right through.”

Singh also headlined the Fijian International once again after he designed the course himself.

Snedeker and fellow Americans Boo Weekley and Heath Slocum will face stiff competition from Aussie winners on the PGA Tour in the likes of Steve Bowditch, Robert Allenby and Peter Lonard at the majestic Natadola Bay Golf Championship Course in Nadroga on Thursday.

“I am looking forward to the tournament, but happy to be back home and it has been almost a year,” Singh said.

Singh still holds the course record at the same event last year in the final round where he shot of 7- under 65.

The 6 foot 2 inches is known for his meticulous preparation, opting to stay at the driving range hours before and after his tournament rounds, and working on his game.

“Hopefully the golf course is in good shape. I am playing pretty good so looking forward to giving the guys a little run.”

Singh held World No. 1 ranking for 32 weeks in 2004 and 2005.

He has won three major championships (The Masters in 2000 and the PGA Championship in 1998 and 2004) and was the leading PGA Tour money winner in 2003, 2004 and 2008.

The Lautoka-born was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2005 (but deferred his induction until 2006) and also won the FedEx Cup in 2008.

Edited by Osea Bola

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