Singh to return home again for Fiji International

As far as Fijian golf is concerned, it’s no show without Vijay…Singh that is.

So it’s a massive boost to Fiji’s biggest golf event that their greatest-ever player, Vijay Singh has agreed to come “home” to support the Fiji International.

Vijay Singh Vijay Singh (Credit: www.golffile.ie)

The mighty Natadola Bay will again host the event, to be played from the October 6-9, and Singh has been a part of the event since it began three years ago.

“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.” said Fiji’s Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism Faiyaz Koya.

“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.”

Singh has won 60 tournaments including three major championships in 16 different countries around the world and continues to be a force on both the PGA Tour and the US Seniors Tour in his early 50s.

“I am so proud that Fiji now has a world-class tournament which brings some excellent golfers to the country,” said Singh.

“I love coming home to play. I have managed some good finishes in the first two Fiji Internationals but I am hoping this is the year I am victorious.”

Following Cyclone Winston, Singh believes it is more important than ever that he competes in this year’s Fiji International.

“Winston was devastating for Fiji, but the people of Fiji are tenacious and the country has started to recover,” he said.

“Fiji is working hard to showcase that it is open for business, the Fiji International plays a big role in that and I hope that my competing in the tournament will help spread the message.”

This year Fiji International will be co-sanctioned by the European Tour and ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia for the first time.

Singh, along with American Brandt Snedeker will be the headline acts at this year’s tournament.