Vijay Singh Personal Notes
Fiji's only world-class golfer.
Learned game from his father, an airplane technician who also taught golf.
Admired Tom Weiskopf while growing up and used Weiskopf's swing as early model for his own.
Noted for his rigorous practice routine.
Once held a club professional position in Borneo.
Of Indian ancestry, first name means "victory" in Hindi.
Served as Honorary Chairperson for 1999 National Golf Day, PGA of America's annual fundraiser for junior golf.
Teamed with son Qass in Office Depot Father-Son from 2003-2008.
Established the Vijay Singh Charitable Foundation, benefiting charities and non-profit agencies that provide assistance, shelter, counseling and support to women and children who are victims of domestic abuse. The Betty Griffin House of St John's County, Fla. (Safety Shelter of St. John's County), was one of the first beneficiaries of the foundation.