Having turned 50 years old in February, Vijay Singh will make his Champions Tour debut next week at the Pacific Links Hawai’i Championship. As the name suggests, the tournament will take place in Hawaii – at Kapolei Golf Club. He has yet to commit to any additional Champions Tour events after his debut.
Singh played in 19 PGA Tour events this year, with his best finish a T20 at the Sony Open. The 2008 FedEx Cup champion has won 34 times on the PGA Tour, but in the last year he has been mired in controversy surrounding his use of deer antler spray. The saga seems like it has gone on forever.
“I am very pleased to be playing my first Champions Tour event in Hawai’i at the Pacific Links Hawai’i Championship,” said Singh. Seeing that he just became eligible when he turned 50, Singh will go from being one of the elder statesmen on the PGA Tour to being one of the youngsters on the Champions Tour. He shouldn’t expect the competition to get much easier, however. There is still plenty of talent to go around on the senior circuit – even though they might not hit it as far as the colleagues on the PGA Tour.
The Big Fijian has clearly had difficulty keeping up on the PGA Tour recently. He has played 46 events in the past two years and has missed the cut 11 times. Singh has only managed to crack the top 10 five times – all of which came in 2012. The three-time major champion hasn’t picked up a win since 2008, but is likely hoping that changes now that he is playing with guys closer to his own age.