Singh fails to show up for U.S. Open qualifier

June 06, 2011
PGA TOUR staff

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Vijay Singh has failed to show up for his tee time in a U.S. Open qualifier. It's likely his streak of playing in every major championship for the last 17 years is about to end.

Singh shot a 7-under 65 in the final round of the Memorial on Sunday, then told reporters he would not try to qualify Monday. His only other chance would have been to win or finish second in the FedEx St. Jude Classic in Memphis, Tenn., this week, but he withdrew from the tournament on Monday.

Singh has played the last 67 majors, the longest active streak in golf. A year ago, he was given a special exemption to the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, but USGA executive director Mike Davis has said no special exemptions were likely to be awarded this year.