Vijay Singh to make Champions Tour debut at Pacific Links Hawaii Championship

Photo courtesy Pacific Links
Photo courtesy Pacific Links

World Golf Hall of Fame member Vijay Singh will make his debut on the Champions Tour at the Pacific Links Hawaii Championship at Kapolei Golf Club on Sept. 16 to Sept. 22.

The “Big Fijian” will drive the competition up a notch at the $1.8 million, 54-hole Pacific Links Hawaii Championship, where he will join fifteen of this season’s winners on the Champions Tour.

Singh, who turned 50 in February, has played in 19 PGA TOUR events this year, with a best finish was T20 at the Sony Open in Hawaii.

“I am very pleased to be playing my first Champions Tour event in Hawaii at the Pacific Links Hawaii Championship,” Singh said.

Singh’s successful 21-year professional career has included 34 PGA TOUR wins–the most notable of those being the 2000 Masters and the 1998 and 2004 PGA Championship.

Singh was ranked number one in the Official World Golf Rankings for 32 weeks in 2004 and 2005, and is known for his meticulous practice routines.

Fiji’s most recognizable golfer is up against a deeply talented field in his first Champions Tour event.

Competitors at the second annual Pacific Links Hawaii Championship include Kenny Perry, Bernhard Langer and David Frost, who are currently ranked first, second and third, respectively in the season-long Charles Schwab Cup standings.

Singh will also face fellow World Golf Hall of Fame members Isao Aoki, Sandy Lyle, Tom Kite, Nick Price and Hale Irwin, as well as the inaugural Pacific Links Hawaii Championship defending champion Willie Wood.

Proceeds from the Pacific Links Hawaii Championship benefit the Pacific Links Hawaii Foundation, a non-profit community organization that was created to cultivate and sustain programs that support Hawaii’s ecosystem, keiki and culture.

In 2012, the Pacific Links Hawaii Foundation gifted a total of $100,000 to Hawaii non-profits on the Leeward Coast of Oahu. The Pacific Links Hawaii Foundation hopes to gift even more in 2013.

For information on the Pacific Links Hawaii Foundation, visit: www.pacificlinkshawaiifoundation.org

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