Singh returns to Oz for Masters, World Cup

Former world number one, three-time major champion and World Golf Hall of Fame member Vijay Singh will make a rare return to Australia next month, appearing in the ‘Royal Melbourne double’ at the Talisker Masters from November 14-17 before representing Fiji in the World Cup of Golf at the same course the following week.

The 50-year old Singh, who has family in Melbourne, was a regular in Australian tournaments more than 20 years ago as he cut his teeth in Asia and Europe before embarking on his storied career on the PGA Tour.

Vijay Singh Vijay Singh (Credit: Anthony Powter)

Singh is also no stranger to Royal Melbourne and was a member of the 1998 team that won the only Presidents Cup to date for the Internationals.

Despite turning 50 last January, Singh has only recently make his debut on the Champions Tour but will continue to focus most of his energies on the 13/14 PGA Tour.

After a difficult 2013 season, Singh showed with his second place finish at the Frys.Com Open in California last week that he is still a threat to add to his 34 PGA Tour titles.

Joining Singh in the Talisker Masters field are Gaganjeet Bhullar from India and 2013 Presidents Cup International team member Brendon de Jonge from Zimbabwe.

De Jonge was a revelation in his rookie appearance for the Internationals at Muirfield Village and should be a popular figure in Melbourne alongside tournament favourite Adam Scott and world number 8 Matt Kuchar.